The White House is a rather lovely old house built in the 1950s/1960s. It is largely renovated with white walls and black detailing and 2 new bathrooms. There are large windows looking out over huge trees and Port Phillip Bay.
In 2009 a new house was completed on the site of 42 acres which required that the old house be de-comissioned because the site is located within a Green Wedge zone, which in turn requires single occupancy. The kitchen and laundry were therefore removed and the house was modified to provide stable space not currently used for animals and extra accommodation.
There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor with flexible bed arrangements. Currently there are 2 single beds in one bedroom and a Queen-sized bed in an other. The third bedroom is used as a small sitting room.
The ground floor includes a vestibule, a large sitting room, a dining room and a bathroom. In the sitting room there is a large fireplace.
The house is set in a large informal garden containing pines and cedars which are perhaps 60-70 years old. These trees provide an encompassing environment which make you forget how close you are to all the attractions of the Peninsula - ocean and bay beaches and views, fantastic award-winning food, and some of the best wineries in the nation.
The area is very beautiful with many opportunities to explore - driving, walking, bike-riding and horse-riding. Public transport though, unfortunately is not well developed. Much is within walking distance of the White House.