118 Aldgate Valley Road is constructed on the site of an 1860s silver mine and is infused with the elements surrounding it.
Where previous owners razed the environment for ore when constructing this property in 2008, builders honoured the environment – the home is comprised of recycled materials, but not to the detriment of function or appearance.
The exterior of the property is infused with the hues of the precious metals beneath, as if by osmosis. Silver-grey roof, wall and floors form a pleasing contrast with the surrounding lush green.
The interiors convey a convenient modernity without sacrificing the essence of the 1860s origins, jarrah timber floors and ornate furnishings such as the hanging scales in the kitchen and quaint old-fashioned suitcases are stacked gleaming in the corner of the living room.
The particulars of the home are no less attractive. 118 Aldgate Valley Road sports three bedrooms, the master a grand, spacious room with a private study attached.
Issues of temperature are assuaged practically, with reverse-cycle split heating and cooling throughout the home, as well as the more quaint slow combustion fire in the open-plan living room. This living space incorporates a kitchen with several stylish touches, timber benchtops and a functional breakfast bar at the centre.
This living space incorporates a kitchen with several stylish touches, timber benchtops and a functional breakfast bar at the centre.
The main bathroom is similarly polished, freestanding bath filling monochromatic space, white marble vanity and black porcelain tiling forming a pleasing contrast.
A creek runs beside the property, combining with the lush trees and active birdlife to create a serene natural landscape to enjoy from the private deck.
For the extra touch of rural charm, and the functionality of automatic watering of the gardens, a spring-fed well sits by the home. Not that 118 Aldgate Valley Road is dependent on the spring’s water, sporting 110,000 litres of rainwater storage.
This property is malleable as silver, allowing for both luxury and industry. Its 3536 square metres contain not just this home, but also a picturesque cottage, which serves as the acclaimed Aldgate Valley Bed and Breakfast.
This cottage represents a lucrative business opportunity for a prospective owner.
118 Aldgate Valley Road is currently on sale, the price available on contact with the agents, who are Arabella Hooper and Elle Seaman of Harris Real Estate.
Images and floor plan can be viewed here.