Buckley Crescent was named after ‘Nobby Buckley’, a legendary pioneering South Australian pilot who lived in the old homestead of Buckley’s farm. Nobby was a well-known local character passionate about life in the Valley. Today the history and character of Buckley’s residence live on with the help of an architect designed extension by Architect Barry Wheaton.
On its 1740sqm allotment, 3 Buckley Crescent epitomises the beauty of Coromandel Valley and is one of the Blackwood District’s Fine Homes. And could be … Especially Yours.
A flat brick-paved driveway hugs beautifully established gardens and provides a welcoming entrance to your home. Concealed from street view your new home exudes an immediate sense of peace and intrigue. There is a second gated driveway that has become an access point to the glorious gardens that surround the home, which is sited in a way that enables you to enjoy the whole of this superb allotment.
There is a quality fully-tiled concrete pool, that is solar-heated and secure behind glass-panelled fencing. It is private and connected to the home where it becomes a year-round water-feature sparkling in the warm winter sun.
There are two main entry points inside your home. From the great height double carport into the old homestead or at the end of the pathway where there is a more formal entry. Welcome inside, where there is a real sense that this home has a story to tell. It is unique and different, full of personality and character … and at the same time is all set-up for practical family living!
The formal lounge is an open room and a relaxing space looking out the pool. It complements the main bedroom suite where there is a separate dressing room, nursery or perhaps a study/craft nook.
The large main bedroom feels private, has a wall of built-in robes, while the ensuite functions as a two-way bathroom complete with double vanity, quality fittings and cabinetry.
The children’s, teenager or guest bedrooms are beautiful rooms. They are both individual rooms in their own way. One has its own access outside and an adjoining study/sitting nook with an outlook to the internal garden atrium. While the other is also a good-size room that enjoys a big-window outlook to the pool and backyard setting. They both feel private and share a main bathroom.
The original homestead section could be whatever you decide. It has a gallery feeling with high raked ceilings and angular windows, it is home to a piano and could be the library-home office, parent retreat, or the ultimate work-from-home studio. It is simply a great space!
There is computer room or den tucked away with a separate entry outside, for teenagers studying hard at school or the university student, this could a most peaceful place to study.
The kitchen is all class. It is modern and practical and works so well! It has been completely rebuilt with beautiful built-in cabinetry that contrast with the natural slate floors, the black-granite bench-tops are exquisite and extend to an open bench-space where an internal glass window provides a connect to the main living areas. There are quality Miele appliances and a large concealed walk-in pantry.
The split-level design separates the old from the new, and complementing both the lounge and the kitchen is the versatile family dining area. It will accommodate a large table and side-board and with its in-built gas-flamed fire will also function perfectly for more formal gatherings of family & friends.
The Architect extension is amazing! A huge open space that is made so with enormous vaulted ceilings and glass panels that bring in sky-views. This great room is multi-purpose by way of a wall of cedar-framed stack doors that fold away to provide the most perfect connect to a garden patio. It is very special and is simply a WOW moment. A feature wood-fired combustion heater is raised on its own slate hearth that extends across the room with full length windows to the gardens at either side. Imagine cosying-in with a few rugs on the natural slate floors in a space that will accommodate any lounge configuration and more! The billiards table can stay.
The adjacent laundry/utility room has excellent storage and its own access to a drying courtyard.
Outside, the garden entertainment is on display all around the home. There is a winter creek passing through the backyard, a trickling fish-pond, paved courtyards, a green lawn area, wandering paths, a garden shed and four seasons of joy. It takes a long time and great energy to create a garden where it is so well established that all you have to do is … Love it!
From one family to another … this home and land will always be a part of history.