Always fancied the idea of kicking back poolside, mojito in hand, surveying your 2.1 hectares of private dessert? Now’s your chance – and you don’t have to leave Australia to do it.
Listed this month, 53 Baldissera Drive has racked up more views than any other property in the Northern Territory this week, and it’s clear to see why. The home has a distinctly Mexican flavour and combines modern luxuries with hacienda charm. And yes, there are more than a few cactuses in the picture.
According to realestate.com, the home was inspired by the original owner’s love of Mexican homewares and fixtures, in particular bathroom sinks. As such, the entire home was modelled and decorated around the theme, with archways, ochre hues and decorative tiles used throughout.
Upon entering the home, you’re greeted with soaring ceilings, vertical sky windows and a richly coloured foyer, complete with recessed arch wall storage.
The parents’ retreat is situated in the west wing of the home and boasts a huge walk-in robe, oversized tub and glorious bushland outlook where you’re pretty sure to spot more than a few wallabies.
A spacious kitchen with a curved bench with two sets of sinks, a walk-in pantry and the showstopper: a Falcon electric oven with overhead tiled arch feature.
Two bedrooms are connected with a large family bathroom. There’s also a rumpus room or kids’ play zone and a storage-packed study ready for the transfer to work-from-home.
If the kids have already wanted to play the electric guitar, you’re in luck – there’s a sound-proofed music room on hand. And for the dressmakers, a hobby room offers boundless natural light and all the storage you could ever need.
In terms of entertainment and leisure, this Aussie hacienda doesn’t disappoint. Indoors, there’s a cinema room with bulkhead lighting, while outside you’ve got a huge family swimming pool and cabana with its very own seating and bar area.
Like the cherry on the cake, the home also offers a 375 sqm detached workshop or shed with power, lighting and roller doors. It’s desert living with the lot.
The home is set on a huge 2.3 hectares of private dessert and positioned at the bottom of the MacDonnell Ranges, just 10km from Alice Springs.
Interested? Grab your sombrero and check out the listing.
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