For Yvonne Renshaw, It Was An Almost Magnetic Attraction That Led Her And Her Late Husband Greg Frampton To Purchase The Magnificent Perth Hills Property, Woodlands.

“This property has a special energy,” Renshaw says.

“From the minute we came through the gate, we loved it. It’s got this incredibly peaceful, quiet, calm energy.”

The couple bought the property at 5 Vernon Avenue, Mundaring two decades ago and devoted themselves to a lengthy renovation, recreating it in a true labour of love.

“We moved here in 1997 and there was the original old homestead on the property, which was derelict, and a very plain, old 1950s-style house and the rest was bush,” Renshaw says.

“Since it was first divided from farm land, it’s only ever had three owners. The people we bought it off were here for 19 years and sold with great reluctance. It’s the same with me – Greg and I bought it and intended to stay here forever.”

Over time, Renshaw and Frampton demolished the homestead and main home to build a luxury two-storey residence along with two stone and jarrah cottages, which they have, in the past, rented out as bed and breakfast accommodation.

The property now presents the unique combination of luxury living with equine facilities, short-stay accommodation and a raft of entertaining areas, set on 6ha of pasture and bushland.

An infinity swimming pool, which overlooks the valley, has a cascading fountain, cabana area with kitchen and bathroom facilities and a fully equipped gymnasium nearby.

There is also a lakeside gazebo, three stables, a tack room and a flood-lit dressage arena.

Renshaw says the couple contracted an Italian stonemason and artisan, who worked on the property for two years creating the stone detail in the garden and cottages.

“Bit by bit we built the cabana pool area. We hacked that out of raw bush and it took us two years to build and landscape the fountains, pools and ponds. It was back breaking work. We put in 120 tonne of stone around the place for the fountains,” she says.

“Greg was a builder designer and of course this was his showpiece, so he did the best of the best of everything. Everything has really high-quality finishes.”

Renshaw says the property provides the perfect balance between a private, peaceful retreat abutting state forest with the convenience of being on the doorstep of the hills township of Mundaring.

“The main thing about the property now is the beautiful gardens, fountains, ponds and you have got complete and utter privacy,” she says.

“You can’t see or hear your neighbours, but you’re five minutes from Mundaring, which has everything you want and there is state forest on all three sides.

“We designed every room in the main house with big windows so that the outside comes in.

“There’s always a feeling of being connected to the outside from any part of the house, whether you’re in the toilet, in the bathroom, the four bedrooms or four ensuites – it doesn’t matter which room you’re in the outside comes in.”



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