Description


This signature estate presents everything: capital investment, breath-taking views, exceptional aesthetics, security and complete and utter privacy, elevated uniqueness at the head of the Cheriton valley, a dynamic residence, a peacefully positioned sanctuary, securely cocooned in a setting of natural beauty.

You can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and retreat to the magnificent Shaddow Downs. Picturesque Cheriton Valley is located within 1 hours drive from Perth CBD via the Tonkin and Brand Highway.

Earth Art and Architecture

William Brockman was the first English pioneer to select prime agricultural land in the Cheriton Valley in 1842. Shaddow Downs Estate is today the selected heartland sought out by Brockman. Capital improvements have enhanced the soil and water standards potentially unparalleled in western Australia.

The Residence, a peacefully positioned sanctuary defined by sublimely elegant design, looking across an undulating landscape blended seamlessly with practical and warm interiors is ideal for that retreat from city living. Unity is struck between the dynamic exteriors and aesthetically pleasing landscape surrounds. Distinctive parkland setting grace the property. A rare triality only found in homes in the most picturesque and sought-after locations.

THE PROPERTY:

This signature estate presents:
• Residence boasting a 1000m2 footprint
• Farm homestead boasting 800m2 footprint
• 2.8 km bitumen driveway
• 25kw solar farm and backup generator
• Thirty kilometres of contour banks capturing and attenuating stormwater flow into 18 dams. 85% of all rainfall on the property is retained on the property with annual rainfall 635mm
• 3 equipped water bores
• 1 active natural all-year spring
• Full complement of cattle and sheep handling facilities
• Hay Shed, Machinery shed
• Stables for 3 horses and covered exercise area
• Large workshop
• Fencing of a high standard generally renewed in the last 10 years
• Gravel laneways throughout the property for access and livestock management
• Distinctive parkland settings along with tree groves are a feature on the property

Colin Walker a highly respected Senior Environmental Scientist and agronomist was retained by Shaddow Downs Estate to advise on retaining and enhancing the water and soils of the property.

THE LAND:

The property consists of 236 hectares (585 acres). The Eastern boundary follows 1.3km of the Gingin Brook which flows through the property.
The topography varies from gently undulating to rising hills and this topography has driven the long-term intelligent utilisation of pasture management and water flow control by way of contour banks and dams thus maximising the potential of the land.
The property partially comprises of MC subsystem soils which are deep red sands, grey clay with most of the soils considered good to extremely good soils for annual grazing, perennial horticulture, annual horticulture.
The property has a remarkably rich soil because of the pedogenic processes in the geological history of the area. Early in the tertiary geological period marine seabird deposition processes accumulated phosphate-rich soils over elevated limestone surfaces. Marine birds accumulated breeding for long periods on islands their guano deposits are rich in minerals derived from the fishing and feeding the coastal plains to the west were still sub-sea deposits at the time of the Cretaceous period. This land (unusually) now embedded within the landmass of Australia on the East of the Swan Coastal Plain. The land is also relatively rare for having marine fossils present in aquifer strata beneath its present surface across Shaddow Downs approximately 50% of the limestone-rich soils are remaining in the upper interval or the property elevation ranges 110m-230m.
Because of the above the farm is likely sustainable well beyond the normal exhaustion lifespan of agriculture.

The farming Estate has over 24 years of sustained capital investment with the overriding principle of commercial engineering design applied throughout all projects, harnessed and driven by the vision to create a unique one-of-a-kind property within 60 minutes of Perth, embracing soil, water, location, views, quality residences and exceptional aesthetics to be enjoyed today and by future sons and daughters of the State.

THE RESIDENCE:

Boasting a 1000m2 footprint this visually striking symmetrically designed dynamic residence offers a sleek and minimalistic floor plan.
The Grand Porte Cochere woven seamlessly into two substantial wings joined by an entrance hall all embraced by open plan living, soaring 7m vaulted ceilings grace the core dining and lounge areas and flow effortlessly throughout creating freedom from within, huge feature patio doors and window formations create light filled living areas and maximise this spectacular location.

WING 1:
Stunning German SieMatic main kitchen in brilliant white high gloss lacquer with large island bench incorporating Corian worktops to all surfaces and splashbacks. Integrated Miele European appliances fridge, freezer, microwave, cooker, ceramic induction hob, steamer and dishwasher.

Key Features:
• Master Bedroom with views of the property, German fitted furniture, en-suite bathroom, WHB embraced in granite tops, feature glazed shower, bath, all complimented with designer tapware.
• Second bedroom with views of the property. German fitted furniture, en-suite bathroom WHB embraced in granite tops, feature glazed shower, bath, all complimented with designer tapware.
• Lounge and dining area all open plan with 7m vaulted ceiling.
• Black butt flooring on a composite base.
• Patio doors lead directly onto the patio with views forever in all directions.
• A family room adjoins the kitchen with Corian breakfast bar with the patio door leading on to the patio.
• The pool is a fully tiled 6m x 6m shoreline system, with a unique water feature at its centre. 60m2 of paved area surround, an inverted glass roof covers the total, an integral part of the structure, filtration and chemical levels are automatic. All water and filtration systems are housed in purpose made internal underground pumphouse.
• The spiral stairway located in the hall leads to an upstairs power room.
• Automatic closing curtains.

WING 2:
Key Features:

• Lounge and dining area all open plan with 7m vaulted ceilings
• Flooring black butt on a composite base
• Patio doors lead directly onto the patio, with views forever in all directions
• Kitchen. UK supplied units and integrated European appliances fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, microwave, oven, dishwasher and washer.
• Office.
• Bedroom 3 with views of the property. German fitted furniture en-suite bathroom, WHB embraced in granite tops, feature glazed shower, bath, all complimented with designer tapware.
• Bedroom 4 views to pool. Italian fitted furniture.
• Double car garage with automatic electric opening doors.
• Storeroom - small store also housing incoming power distribution.

All rooms have individual comfort cooling/heating.
All windows are German made UPVC tilt and turn, double glazed.
All patio doors are German made UPVC tilt and swing double glazed.
Built in wood effect electric fires (5).
The patio extends to an area of approximately 500m2 to capture the full extent of the panorama, with three 5m hexagon permanent shade umbrellas, and barbeque island.
Professionally designed low maintenance landscaping around the house with Netafim underground automatic irrigation.
Organic fruit orchard and raised vegetable beds, all fully irrigated.
Bore water storage 35,000 litre, automatic fill and transfer, filtration to 5 micron and UV treated.

FARM HOMESTEAD (THE LODGE)

800m2 residence constructed of twin solid blockwork and insulated cavity rendered to finishes, insulated colour bond roof.
Walk round patio of 200m2 accessed from entrance door, master bedroom, dining area, games room and pool. Light filled extensive open plan living areas.

• Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom patio door access to patio views of garden.
• Three generously proportioned bedrooms all en-suite, views of garden.
• Large kitchen with quality units marble worktops, microwave, ceramic hob, cooker, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
• Large laundry and storeroom.
• Lounge/media room.
• Large play area and formal dining area access to patio.
• Large games room with access to patio.
• Office.
• Fully equipped cool room.
• The pool room is bathed in light from the patio door and window formations pool size 8.5m x 4.5m and flanked by 80m2 of paved area.
• Granny flat ideal for those who desire peace and privacy comprising living area, shower, toilet and kitchenette.
• Storeroom.
• Pump room.
• Toilet.
• Extensive covered area for vehicles and set down.
• Low maintenance landscaping around the house with fully automatic irrigation with Hunter ICC sprinkler system.
• All windows are UK manufactured UPVC tilt and turn double glazed.
• All patio doors are UK manufactured UPVC tilt and swing double glazed.
• Solarhart hot water systems.
• Bore water storage 50,000 litres automatic filling and transfer filtration to 5 micron and UV treated.
• House and garden fenced in post and rail fencing.
• 600m bitumen driveway and streetlights.


Regardless of how you choose to utilise this property, as a rural lifestyle investment, commercial enterprise or as a first class retreat where you can indulge your your love of idyllic country life, Shaddow Downs Estate in Gingin Western Australia offers an opportunity like no other country estate.

Please contact Tony Morgan of Morgan Sudlow & Associates and Tom Cabassi of Country Values Real Estate. We look forward to introducing you to this spectacular property.

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