Lilydale’s ‘house on the hill’ a cut above

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The Lilydale property features a massive wraparound balcony on the top level.

Balcony views have been taken to the next level at this soaring Lilydale property.

With six bedrooms set across two levels that could easily be used as separate homes, 7 Ajax Court is on the market for $1.65-$1.815 million.

A sale in that range would beat the $1.475 million paid for 3 Doonside Drive as the highest reported sale in the suburb for the year, according to CoreLogic data.

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Views from the balcony.

Fletchers Maroondah agent Robin Waterbury said the property’s views were “absolutely stunning”.

“It’s on a unique setting up on the hill and it overlooks all of Lilydale,” Mr Waterbury said.

“The house was built about 20 years ago in a weatherboard, period style.”

Initially built as a family home, when the kids left the vendors moved into the lower level and rented the top floor out as short stay accommodation.

The house is known as ‘the house on the hill’.

There’s also a raised gazebo behind the house.

Both floors have a kitchen, bedrooms, living areas and sweeping views.

A huge wraparound veranda on the upper level encompasses the entire eastern side of the house, offering picturesque views over Lilydale.

A long bitumen driveway winds its way up the hill to the property, in a telling indication of the privacy on offer at the hillside escape known as ‘the house on the hill’.

Open-plan living on the upper floor.

What a way to wake up.

A pool also captures the views.

“It’s also got a couple of paddocks,” Mr Waterbury said. “It’s ready for the next caretaker to come along and enjoy it as a family home, or they might want to take advantage of a potential income earning scenario.”

Lilydale’s median house price is $685,000, according to CoreLogic data.

Mr Waterbury also recently sold a luxury home built of Mt Gambier limestone at 9 Barooga Drive, Wonga Park for an undisclosed sum above the price range of $2.3-$2.5 million.

A Wonga Park property sold in excess of its price range.

Mt Gambier limestone was used to build the house.

“All three people who offered on it loved the classic nature of it,” he said.

“It was a very character-filled home and the materials and the quality of the build was what people really liked. And of course the stunning views to the east, over the Yarra Valley.”

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