DREAM HOMES

Welcome to a botanical haven

33 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon

STORY: PRUE MILLER     PHOTOGRAPHY: SUPPLIED

Fairytales do come true. There is no imagination required, just open your eyes and take in this dreamy garden home in majestic Mount Macedon and you will become a true believer.

It’s a one-hectare sanctuary from the real world; with nature fairly bursting from every square centimetre and the air full of that tantalising sweetness that comes from rich earth and dew covered blossoms.

Waves of blue bells, rhododendrons, Japanese maples and lime trees are part of the design by renowned horticulturalists Mollie and Alan Dodge.

The current owner has added another layer of enjoyment by including sculptures at various points around the grounds, that take the eye up garden paths, along new journeys of pure joy.

I will say right now – if you are not a gardener, or a lover of all things botanical, if you do not find a moss garden simply breathtaking, or sigh over a blossoming dogwood, this may not be the property for you.

The three-bedroom home has had recent interior renovations – and the finishes are picture perfect. One room is particularly outstanding – the new kitchen.

The current owner loves to spend her non-gardening time cooking up a storm, so she built her dream garden kitchen. It’s walled with windows, topped with a raised ceiling, masses of storage under black granite benchtops, all designed around a very inviting New York marble topped island.

“Unique, secluded and protected, this piece of  heaven on earth is a 40 minute drive on the Calder Highway from Melbourne, or a relaxing short jaunt on the train.”

Without any reservation, I believe this to be the heart of the property – I can just see myself in that fab space, with friends pulling up a seat at the island, glasses in hand, regaling tales and encouraging all sorts of culinary mischief.

Unique, secluded and protected, this piece of heaven on earth is a 40 minute drive on the Calder Highway from Melbourne, or a relaxing short jaunt on the train.

Town and Country Realty agent Elona Jaeschke has been fielding a lot of enquiry from Melbourne tree changers and says this property is a stand out in the area.

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ADDRESS: Lime House, 33 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon
LAND: 1.01ha
PRICE GUIDE:  $1.3-$1.4m
AGENCY: Town, Coast & Country Realty – Macedon
Elona Jaeschle on 0404 491 124
Peter Mussared on 0409 937 862

MELBOURNE

Travel time is approximately 60 minutes.

33 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon

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