Looking for a home that will give you a feeling of being miles away? Then this Bridgewater property won’t disappoint.
Purchased by vendors Sean and Robyn Ryan five years ago, the grand country-style house at 20 Cichon Rd may ooze charm of a bygone era, but it was the copious amount of space that sealed the deal.
Set on a large 8.48ha block with no neighbours, Mr Ryan says the home has been ideal for raising their kids and creating a sanctuary away from their busy work schedules.
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“It’s one of those homes that, when you leave work, you’re looking forward to come home. To drive up that driveway and lave all your worries at the gate,” Mr Ryan says.
“It’s just really peaceful out there … but it’s also like one of those old childhood places, where your kids can grow up safely, have room to move and there are no neighbours.”
As for the actual home, Mr Ryan says the Queen Anne-style villa is undoubtedly unique. “They must have incorporated an old church, or at least aspects of it, when they first built the home,” he says.
“It also has a lot of stained glass windows and high architraves. A lot of detail went into it when their first built it.”
Carefully extended in 2006 by the previous owners, the home features five bedrooms, a number of formal and informal living and dining areas and a home theatre.
An inground pool, spa, tennis court and purpose-built alfresco area, meanwhile feature outside.
“We didn’t really change too much to the house when we lived there, at least not structurally,” Mr Ryan says.
“However, one of the main features we added to it is what they call a geothermal heating and cooling system. It’s essentially a different kind of airconditioning unit and makes the air a lot fresher.”
With the family relocating interstate for work, Mr Ryan says it is time to sell up.
“We wish we could take the house with us to Queensland, but of course that’s not possible,” he says.
“The kids really loved it and we loved it, so it’s hard to say goodbye.”
The property is on the market with Klemich Real Estate. Make an offer by Thursday, February 14 at 12.30pm.