744 Mount Macedon Road,
Mount Macedon, VIC
“Tanglin”Once home to the Swan and Perch Restaurant and Mt Macedon Bakery, this historic Mt Macedon property offers 1.5 acres (approx.) of meditative landscaped gardens and a high tech, low maintenance home.
Behind handmade remote steel gates with intercom and colour-screen monitoring, the 4 bedroom residence is nestled subtly amidst a 30 year collection of camellias, dwarf sequoia and maples to name a few. The home is a modern masterpiece of recycled materials, with a main entrance created from field stones and rocks, Oregon beams from a former Docklands warehouse and messmate bookshelves and flooring throughout. The kitchen features Sapele timber work, stainless appliances and Caeser stone benchtops. External double brick walls, 35mm Styrofoam insulation and double glazed windows contribute to the energy efficient features on the property.
A tiled and heated lap pool is enclosed by double glazed “therma” energy advantage glass, with a ventilation system to control humidity and eliminate condensation. Cellar space beneath the dwelling offers damp-free food and beverage storage for up to 500 bottles of wine, with Insulfoam insulation to provide a superior environment for the discerning Connoisseur. 2 separate double garages, 5 car spaces, pergola and storage shed/garage constructed with recycled timber beams. The versatile studio, accessed via private gates and driveway, is suitable for a home business, gym or B&B, with a garage and ample storage.
Featuring whimsical pathways, accent lighting to selected sculptures, and rock walls created from the hand-collected bounty of nearby farmlands, the extensive gardens have reached a point where little watering is required. Capturing overflow from all buildings via 2x22,000 litre water tanks, the lower wetlands are home to an abundance of frogs and Southern Pigmy Perch.
With comfort, energy efficiency and respect for the environment, “Tanglin” is a welcome sanctuary just 50 minutes from the Melbourne rush.