ONE of Australia’s oldest hill stations, Mt Macedon’s Cameron Lodge, is attracting global interest.
The grand circa-1886 six-bedroom Indian Colonial mansion at 767 Mt Macedon Rd will go under the hammer on November 23 with a $7.5-$8.25 asking price.
Abercromby’s agent Jock Langley said the National Trust property had caught the eye of buyers from across Australia and overseas.
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“Buyers from Asian and European countries are looking at the property,” he said.
“It offers a unique lifestyle and easy accessibility to Melbourne’s CBD and airport.”
Mr Langley said Cameron Lodge was a rare find steeped in history and in a magical location.
“There are not many estates like this in Mt Macedon, an area that has become renowned internationally for its affluent homes with amazing gardens,” he said.
“And this property sprawls below the mist line with frontage to Turritable Creek.”
Built and named Rahiri by Edward Woods in 1886, the house was renamed Cameron Lodge in 1916 by its new owner William Cameron, a director of the British American Tobacco company.
Cameron created the property’s famous 4.05ha botanical-style gardens filled with sequoias, maples, oaks, copper beeches and elms.
The mature garden features specimen plantings.
Mr Langley said the garden was formally laid out and decorated with stone walls and steps, and included a tennis court, rotunda and Roman baths.
The renovated mansion displays wide, columned verandas and huge picture windows with long views south and east.
A designer kitchen with Aga stove.
Awash with light, the kitchen and dining area featuring an Aga stove has a stunning garden view and opens to a pool.
Rosewood panelling, bevelled windows and a baronial stone fireplace bring old-world character and warmth to the lounge and dining area.
Luxurious living spaces adorned with period touches.
There is a lower level that includes a wine cellar, home theatre room and an office or study.
Three bedrooms have marble ensuites, as do another three studio-style bedrooms tucked in a separate wing with a deck. Perched above a parterre garden, they have uninterrupted views of Mt Macedon.
The separate wing with three bedrooms overlooking a parterre garden.
Also included on the property are a large glass greenhouse, a five-car garage, sheds plus a four-bedroom cottage with potential for a hospitality business.
Cameron Lodge is within an hour’s drive of Melbourne’s CBD, 25 minutes to Melbourne Airport and a stone’s throw from Mt Macedon village and stores.
The resort-style property has a pool and tennis court.
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