• Historic hill station property
• Large gracious weatherboard home
• Woodland gardens
• Cascading creeks and ponds
• In-ground heated pool, tennis court and pool room
• Garden house and tennis court pavilion
• 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD
• 25 minutes to Melbourne International Airport
Marnanie is positioned in one of Mt Macedon’s more private, charming and exclusive pockets. Entered by a long driveway under a canopy of mature Maples and Lindens, the historic hill station residence sits on a rise surrounded by old tree ferns, gullies, a cascading stream and healthy mountain air.
Constructed in 1890, this historically significant abode was once the home of the first Australian-born Governor General, Sir Issac Issacs, in addition to being the primary residence of Kevin O’Neill – a prominent society florist and gardener.
The large, two-storey weatherboard home comprises of a wide pine-lined hallway, formal drawing room, library, dining room and spacious country kitchen, flower room, laundry and an integrated garage. Upstairs includes four large bedrooms, with magnificent garden views, two ensuites, a third bathroom and generous pool room.
The garden and outdoor living areas are everything you would expect from an estate of this grandeur with a large, tiled, heated swimming pool, grass tennis court with pavilion, stone summer house, dovecote and a garden house. The extensive stone pathways guide you to the many seating areas, garden ponds, creek, lawn, woodland and picking gardens. The nursery area, workshop, charming weatherboard garage, glasshouse complex and fully operational irrigation system complete the infrastructure.
The 16 acre garden is a sight to behold. With highly fertile top soil, the gardens of Marnanie include collections of exotic, native and English trees over a century old, perennials, bulbs, and extensive stands of tree ferns. The ever-changing seasonal gardens include original stone garden seats, statues, urns and many open lawn areas.
Marnanie is only 45 minutes to Melbourne’s CBD, 25 minutes to Tullamarine Airport, and freeway and rail access is close by. The charming Mt Macedon Village is minutes away and the townships of Gisborne, Woodend, Kyneton are an easy drive.
For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact Dominic Romeo on +61 438 500 277.