Home to a family for more than 30 years, a rare Diamond Creek property on the fringe of suburbia has changed hands.
The six-bedroom house at 73 Bishop Ave was on the market for $1.75 million and recently sold for an undisclosed price to a family seeking a peaceful country lifestyle with all the luxuries.
Barry Plant’s Peter Koiker said the property was a rare offering.
“This is one of the few remaining country-style homes just outside the urban growth boundary,” he said.
“It’s a suburban secret.”
Mr Koiker described the 1.6ha property as a rural resort that attracted strong interest from buyers across Melbourne.
“The family who bought the home loved its location, space, outdoor entertainment areas and recreation facilities,” he said.
Barely 1km from the heart of Diamond Creek, the grand double-storey home sits on an elevated position in a bush setting with stunning treetop views.
It comes complete with six big bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living areas, including a downstairs rumpus area with a gymnasium, home office and cellar.
Mr Koiker said the owners who had lived there for 33 years had established a swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and equestrian facilities.
The outdoor entertainment zone with its pizza oven and built-in barbecue has views across the tennis court and heated pool and spa.
The property is also a haven for horse lovers and hobby farmers with its two fenced paddocks, stable block, tack room, ménage, float storage and hay shed.
The huge machinery shed with three-phase power and ample parking space is ideal for tradespeople.
Mr Koiker said the property’s location was also a drawcard.
“It’s unbelievably close to Diamond Creek’s shops, schools, sports stadium, buses and the train station,” he said.
The owners who had raised their family at the property were downsizing.
“They are leaving the property with regret,” Mr Koiker said.
“But it’s time to move on.”