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19 Butterworth Street Castlemaine VIC

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The Retreat House
Welcome to the Retreat House, privately elevated on 3649 sqm just minutes from the centre of Castlemaine, yet offering an oasis of tranquillity and sustainable living. Architecturally designed, the four-bedroom residence set within an established native garden offers a self-contained two-bedroom cottage and a 15m swimming pool with a breathtaking and uninterrupted view of Mount Franklin and the surrounding landscape.

With sustainable design at its core, the corrugated iron-clad home features a high vaulted roofline central to the living, dining and kitchen, a space highlighted by the feature brick open fireplace and offset by the stunning view of Mount Franklin captured through the double doors that open onto the deck overlooking the pool. Generous in size, the bespoke kitchen provides handmade hardwood timber benchtops, an Everhot combustion stove with a wetback that can heat the water for the house in winter, a freestanding Smeg 900mm gas cooktop with an oven, a dishwasher, a walk-in pantry and an island bench on casters with storage. The kitchen sink has two taps, one for mains and the second for tank water. The kitchen and the dining space overlook the north-facing terraced sitting areas and surrounding garden. Adjoining the living is a sitting area with double doors to the deck and the pool.

The main bedroom provides a walk-in robe, double doors to the deck overlooking the pool, and an ensuite with a shower, a bath, a vanity and a toilet. A north-facing bedroom/ study has built-in robes, and a second living space leads to two further bedrooms with built-in robes and double doors leading outside to private sitting areas. Servicing the three bedrooms is a bathroom with a shower over a spa bath, a vanity, a separate toilet with basin and euro-style laundry.

Design details include Syndey Blue Gum solid wood floorboards, Gas-zoned central heating, ceiling fans, evaporative cooling, louvre windows, extra thick glass, 5Kw solar system, mains water with a tank water option, sub-floor insulation, three water tanks, Silver top, Messmate, and Mountain Ash hardwood timbers reclaimed from the Bandianna Army Barracks upcycled and used for the window frames, the French doors, kitchen benchtops, and the island bench.

A guest cottage currently used as a successful AirBnB has a private entrance to a deck before double-glazed French doors lead into an open plan living with a kitchenette featuring a Morso wood-burning heater, a split system and a gas cooktop. The self-contained cottage has two bedrooms, with the main bedroom featuring sliding doors onto the deck and a bathroom with a freestanding bath, a shower, a toilet and a vanity.

A tiled 15m x 2m swimming pool is the ultimate luxury escape, allowing one to swim within the canopy and to quietly reflect on the everchanging skyline surrounding the stunning vista of Mount Franklin dominating the landscape. A combined deck leading from the residence to the pool provides a place to relax and entertain. The property includes private sitting areas with bespoke rusted metal fencing, a glass house for year-round planting, raised veggie gardens, and a chicken pen. A concrete driveway leads to a 7.3m x 7.2m garage with a workshop and a two-car carport. The generous grounds have the potential for a subdivision (STCA).

Elevated within its surrounding nature, the Retreat House provides a place to escape, relax and unwind in privacy, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the songs of birds, all within a short stroll into Castlemaine for retail and amenities, the train station and schools. Make the Retreat House your sustainable sanctuary.

Property Information

  • Residential Sale
  • $ 1,715,000
  • House
  • 222 sqm
  • 3649 sqm
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