Registration of Interest Closing at 5pm AEST 19th of May 2022.
Macedon Ranges Sotheby's International Realty is proud to present a rare opportunity to secure an historic Mount Macedon property and return it to its former glory. Positioned at the most elevated position on renowned Devonshire Lane it sits in the midst of one of the few remaining pockets of rainforest on Mount Macedon, with views to the You Yangs and the Bay.
Surrounded by mature Sequoia sempervirens (redwoods), Douglas fir, maples, pines and many other significant trees, as well as rhododendrons, hydrangeas, camellias, an abundance of tree ferns and moss-covered dry stone walls, with Turritable Creek bordering the property, “Penbryn” sits high on the mountain on almost 7 acres of rich soil for the keen gardener to transform into a spectacular, secluded paradise.
Built in the 1950s, “Penbryn” is a home of exceptional character. The main reception and sitting rooms are lined on walls and ceilings with hardwood timber that came from “The Chalet”, the original home built on the site by John Droop in the 1860s.
The main entrance, with leadlight from the original house surrounding the door, opens into a lounge and library, with large open fireplace and views to the central courtyard. Two bedrooms open off this space, one opening to the central courtyard and filled with natural light.
Moving through to the second main area, a large open fire dominates the main space and, together with the wood panelling and leaded diamond paned windows, creates a mountain chalet atmosphere that is quite univque. Adjacent to the main sitting and dining room is a large, light-filled modern kitchen with La Germania stove and dishwasher, island bench, and external access.
There are 4 bedrooms with two bathrooms and separate powder room. The master bedroom, with walk-in robe and large ensuite with bath, occupies one side of the central courtyard. Windows on three sides of the bedroom provides views of the mountain landscape. The laundry and boiler room (that services the hydronic heating) are also located in this wing for easy external access.
As well as the main home, there is a large shed with a wood-fired stove, two main areas and a mezzanine floor, ideal for conversion to a “tiny home” Airbnb opportunity. Two other small sheds are located on the property, with many beautiful walks lined with ferns and woodland vegetation.
Despite feeling a world away, “Penbryn” offers easy access to Melbourne Airport and CBD (less than an hour away). It is also close to the Mount Macedon Pub, the Trading Post café, local primary schools, Braemar College and other secondary schools in the Ranges, all serviced by dedicated coach services. The opportunity to acquire this historic property and transform it into a stunning multi-generational property should not be missed.