“Cameron Lodge” c1886 – A National Treasure

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Recognised as one of Mount Macedon’s premier estates, this landmark c1886 Indian Colonial residence’s grand and luxuriously restored dimensions are set within 4 hectares of magnificent botanic gardens encompassing a 4-bedroom Cottage, historic gazebo, mod-grass tennis court and pool.

One of the oldest hill station gardens in the country, this unique property has been noted by the National Trust. A sweeping drive arrives at the majestic entrance surrounded by a broad return verandah and a captivating conservatory offering wonderful garden outlooks. Rich timber wall and ceiling panels and an imposing stone fireplace cast an historic yet inviting aura over the graciously proportioned formal rooms. Designed to cater to both family dining and elaborate functions, the chef’s kitchen is appointed with an 8 door Aga, stone benches and a fully equipped butler’s pantry. Illuminated with natural light through floor to ceiling glass on two sides, the spectacular living and dining rooms with a central fireplace open out to a large entertaining terrace bathed in northern sun, the picturesque pool and an adjacent BBQ terrace. Opulent in both scale and finish, the beautiful main bedroom with a deluxe marble en suite and dressing room is matched by two additional double bedrooms with marble en suites and a 4th marble bathroom. On the level below, there is a versatile retreat or home theatre, wine cellar/tasting room and fitted study. Filled with trees of note, foliage that changes with the seasons, manicured garden rooms, an ornamental lake, a stone Roman bath and the iconic summer pavilion designed in 1932 by Joan Anderson, the gardens are a veritable botanic paradise.

Designed with an appealing neutral colour scheme, the self-contained “Cottage” provides superlative guest accommodation within a generous floorplan comprising a living room, dining area, gourmet kitchen, two en suited bedrooms, two additional bedrooms and a third bathroom. Living spills out to a deck and terrace where tranquil garden views can be enjoyed from every angle.

Additional accommodation is provided by three adjoining studio apartments each with an en suite in a freestanding building overlooking topiary gardens.

In a prized location only 45 mins to the CBD, 20 mins to the airport and close to Macedon’s shops, restaurants and public transport as well as excellent private and public schools. Additional features include 4-car garage, double carport, greenhouse/potting shed, Turritable creek frontage and ample water supply.

This is a once in generation opportunity to become the custodian of one of Victoria’s most cherished garden estates.

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