Originally built in the late 1930’s and situated in one of Ascot’s most sought after addresses, ‘Maine on Massey’ is a stunning, multi-level Cape Cod style home which has just undergone a thoughtful and beautiful renovation. Utmost care and attention to detail was critical in maintaining the classic charm and character of the home whilst integrating quality modern conveniences for today’s lifestyle.
Proudly positioned on an elevated North Easterly facing block, the property boasts an impressive 24 meter frontage and has magnificent street appeal. As you enter through the hand forged wrought iron gate, you find yourself surrounded by a mature garden of carefully maintained box hedge and magnolias enhanced by a charming water feature.
The main entrance with its intricately designed parquetry floor and spectacular chandelier welcomes you into this charming Art Deco inspired home. Original French doors are situated on both sides of the entrance. Those on the right open into a light-filled spacious room currently used as a home office and music room. Those on the left lead into the luxurious formal sitting room. With 3 meter ceilings accented by ornate cornices, this sophisticated space is further enhanced by a magnificently restored marble (working) fireplace where many an enjoyable winter’s evening has been spent in front of the fire with friends and family. The east facing bay window adds just a little more decadence to this tasteful room. The adjoining formal dining room has hosted many an elegant dinner party in its 90 year history. Beautiful chandeliers and wall sconces create decorous charm and opulence in this part of the home.
Leading from this formal grandeur is the heart of this beautiful home. With the major focus on family and entertaining, the huge open plan living area includes a ‘Home Chef’s Delight’ Kitchen and Butler’s pantry boasting soft closing cabinetry and state of the art appliances and fittings including Wolf wall ovens and 900mm induction stove to and Qasair extraction system. The focal point is the solid granite kitchen bench that creates a relaxed atmosphere where casual conversation flows whilst delectable delights are prepared to enjoy either right there on bar stools or in the informal dining area. The relaxed living environment continues via concertina doors out to the large east facing outdoor entertaining terrace capturing the elevated views to the southeast. This level of ‘Maine on Massey’ is completed by a lovely powder room and separate laundry complete with granite bench top, floor to ceiling storage and a very handy laundry chute.
The lower level of this home boasts two large, light filled bedrooms and a sizeable rumpus/ media room all serviced by a stylish bathroom. This is a perfect set up for the older kids and/or guests as there is separate access to this area. Also on this level is a study, wine cellar, and generous under-stair storage. More cleverly designed concertina doors open on to yet another covered indoor/outdoor area creating a sanctuary like feel as it is surrounded by the pool (recently retiled with stylish travertine tiles) and a lovely back yard with plenty of lawn bordered by trees and shrubs to create a sense of privacy.
Like icing on the cake, the upper level of ‘Maine on Massey’ has to be seen to be believed. There are 3 more bedrooms – two are serviced by a luxurious bathroom with free standing bath, marble bench top and large shower creating a spa like feel. The master bedroom retreat continues the air of Art Deco inspired luxury of ‘Maine on Massey’. French doors open onto a private balcony, the bay window captures the beautiful North Easterly view and bay breezes. Through the walk in wardrobe is the palatial ensuite where no expense has been spared to create a feeling of luxury bordering on decadence. Here you will find a beautiful free standing stone bath, spacious shower, touch-less toilet, custom made cabinetry featuring an enormous Calacutta marble bench top with matching stone basins, and an exquisite marble feature tile. The attention to detail includes the bespoke lighting to enhance that feeling of ultimate relaxation.
• 5 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms
• Double car secure garaging
• Home office / Music room
• Rumpus / Media/ Second Family room downstairs
• Formal lounge with working fireplace and formal dining
• Open plan kitchen dining and family room
• Chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry
• Large upper dining terrace / entertainment deck
• Ducted and split air-conditioning
• Driveway gate, garage doors, garden lights and water feature remotely controlled
• 9.5m in-ground salt pool
• Wine cellar
• 5000 gal underground tank with reticulated water system
• Established and manicured front and rear gardens