A ‘fairytale’ Mulgrave home with a storybook-like backyard created by famous botanical artist Helen Burrows awaits a brand new proprietor.
Named Camellia Cottage after the flowers which Burrows was finest recognized for portray, the five-bedroom Cape Cod New Colonial-style house at 2 Le Gallienne Cres has a wraparound pergola draped in blue wisteria.
Uncommon vegetation, an orchard, citrus grove and Lebanese Cedar tree additionally function.
Burrows, who died in January, taught artwork on the Mates of the Royal Botanic Gardens for greater than three many years.
Her work is held within the US-based Hunt Institute’s prestigious everlasting assortment, the
Nationwide Library of Australia and worldwide museums.
Buxton Wheelers Hill director Bruce Liu mentioned the “fairytale” Camellia Cottage has dormer home windows and a gabled roof, and sits on a northwest going through 657sq m nook block.
“The primary time I noticed the property, I believed the constructing was like coming from a storybook,” Mr Liu mentioned.
Burrows’ daughter Eloise Peace mentioned that when her mom bought the 1966-built property 20 years in the past, the backyard consisted of “barren dry dust” and the home itself was “very run down”
“I believed she was mad to purchase the home however she beloved the humanities and crafts really feel of it, thought it had ‘good bones’, beloved the tree and he or she wished to be near household,” Ms Peace mentioned.
Ms Burrows remodeled Camellia Cottage right into a botanical gem, full with a Japanese maple grove outdoors the window of her former studio, which now serves as a bed room.
“A lot of her catalogue of labor continues to be rising within the backyard, together with uncommon specimens,” Ms Peace mentioned.
“She sought out numerous camellia specimens to go with the few originals on website.
“The decorative grape vine on the porch goes a superb orange pink in autumn and the wisteria blooms in October are stuffed with cascading blue flowers.”
Her mom additionally loved making jam from the entrance yard’s quince bushes and hung her artworks inside, together with certainly one of her signature camellia prints, which will likely be offered with the home.
Ms Peace mentioned her mum constructed the second-storey extension in 2011, with the Cape Cod design impressed by the encircling streets’ Nineteen Sixties-era homes.
“She rearranged a few of the unique plan structure, modernised the kitchen, laundry and loo,” Ms Peace mentioned.
Highlights embrace satin end Tasmanian Oak flooring, European kitchen home equipment, central heating, cut up system cooling, 7500L of rainwater storage and inner entry from the storage.
Every of the highest flooring bedrooms has an ensuite, whereas the higher degree additionally provides a sun-filled central retreat, attic and wardrobe storage.
The home is zoned for Brentwood Secondary School and is positioned near different faculties, Monash Freeway, EastLink and buying centres.
Camellia Cottage has a $1.27m-$1.39m asking vary and will likely be auctioned on July 29.
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