An organic oasis is ripe for the picking at a Dandenong Ranges home that has hit the market with a down-to-earth price tag.
The three-bedroom haven in the hills at 9 Erith Lane, Kalorama features a 20-tree, pesticide-free orchard and a price guide of $595,000-$654,500.
The 2858sq m property has been transformed into a food forest, featuring three avocado trees, two fig trees, various citrus trees and three types of berry plants, as well as pear, plum, kiwifruit and cherry trees.
Mature native trees and wildlife, including rainbow lorikeets, rosellas and echidnas, are other highlights at the lifestyle property.
A veranda runs the length of the retro three-bedroom home, offering stunning sunsets and sweeping views.
Bell Olinda agent Corinne Sukroo said the vendor had created a slice of paradise that suited her family’s lifestyle.
“She looks after little kiddies and they’re all about organics and healthy living, they’ve even gone to the extent of no animals killed on the property,” Ms Sukroo said.
“They’re quite dedicated to that sort of lifestyle.”
With 20 groups going through the property over the weekend, Ms Sukroo said there had already been an impressive response to the listing.
“We had a few people there that had been looking for a couple of years for something like this, they were really impressed with the house.
“They noticed most of it is hand made so it’s a little bit quirky, a little bit retro, really different.”
Ms Sukroo said the property’s quiet location and stunning views had been big drawcards.
“It’s a very earthy-feeling home, it’s just a really peaceful private spot on the mountain,” she said.
“The fact they have an avocado tree is quite amazing in this climate.”
Ms Sukroo said the vendors planned to recreate their organic farm on a grander scale after the sale.
“They want to get more land and create a larger variety of vegies and fruit trees and so forth, and have more room for their chooks — just enlarge what they’ve already created, keep in the area but a grander scale,” she said.