House of the Week - 5 Towilla Way, Killarney | A masterpiece of design

House of the Week

  • Bed 4 | Bath 4 | Car 5
  • 5 Towilla Way, Killarney
  • $1,195,000 - $1,295,000
  • Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Port Fairy, (03) 5568 2099

Set on 3.5 acres this 56-plus square home is a masterpiece of architecture and design and has been constructed by local and renowned coastal builder Michael Hearn.

Walking down the entry path that leads you to two eight-foot entry doors is the beginning of the wow factor of what is behind them.

The tiled foyer features an open spotted gum stairwell with stainless steel balustrades, a modern chandelier and recessed lights up the stairwell.

At the top of the first floor you will be blown away by the expansive family living space with floor to ceiling windows capturing stunning yet rugged ocean views with a rural and secluded outlook. This living space features black butt flooring, ceiling fans, a Heat & Glo gas fireplace, Bose surround sound system and custom built-in cabinetry.

Glass sliders open onto a huge spotted gum balcony making this an excellent space for summer entertaining.

There are three bedrooms on this level. The smaller of the three upstairs bedrooms is currently used as a sewing room or could also be used as a study or fourth bedroom. Two of these rooms share a bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles and walk in shower.

An exceptional design by the owners offers a master bedroom both upstairs and down, which allows opportunity for guests to retreat in luxury or cater for those later in life who prefer not to be using stairs on a daily basis.

This master suite is an expansive king-size room with decorative lighting and glass sliders that lead to the balcony. It also includes a his/hers walk-in robe with high-light windows that lead through to a luxurious ensuite with heated flooring and towel rails, a double shower and vanity with a marble bench top. 

At ground level the home consists of a formal dining, open kitchen and living, third living zone/library and master bedroom with ensuite.

The exceptionally well designed open-plan kitchen is of the highest quality. It features a 1200mm Smeg gas stove with glass splash backs, dual electric ovens, a Miele dishwasher and a Genn-Air double refrigerator. The island bench has a vegetable sink and a Ziptap.

There is under cabinet lighting, two appliance caddies, Blum motion drawers and a commercial exhaust hood. A large walk-in pantry is behind and custom shelving for cook-books. This is a dream kitchen for the home chef and those who love to entertain.

Situated next to the kitchen, the formal dining room features three long windows, heated flooring and stylish lighting. A pocket door separates the dining room from the kitchen, an ideal space for dinner parties.

The downstairs living or informal dining is off the kitchen and offers plenty of natural light through the glass windows and sliding doors, which lead out to a well-protected and enclosed outdoor entertaining area.

The living has surround sound speakers and a gas log fire which provides winter comfort. Connected to this area is the library which has two full walls of custom built cabinetry. Tiled floors throughout, neutral tones and quality cabinetry make this space both inviting and functional.

The ground level master bedroom is carpeted and generous windows compliment the room allowing lovely morning sun. A long walk-in robe leads through to the most enviable of ensuites. Like upstairs, it offers heated flooring and towel rails, but also includes a two-person spa, walk-in shower, double vanity and linen cupboard.

Other rooms include a storage room, laundry with great cupboard space and Miele washer and dryer and a wine room. The wine room has double insulated walls and ceiling allowing the room to maintain a temperate climate year-round. Could also be converted to an additional (fifth) bedroom if required.

Through the laundry you have internal access to an over-sized three-car remote garage. There is also a large three-bay shed with concrete flooring and power for those needing extra storage or space for boats or caravans.

Outside there is a bore for garden and toilets, two 40,000-litre rainwater tanks, septic system and two grey water tanks. Established native gardens and trees line the boundary and there are raised vegetable garden beds and a small green house for the green thumb.

Killarney is half-way between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, 100 metres from the sand dunes and a short stroll to the Belfast Coastal Reserve.

This property would make an amazing family home or ideal for the retired farmer. An inspection of this property will exceed expectations.