ON THE LOOKOUT FOR LUXURY
A historic Mt Macedon estate has views to match its multi-million-dollar price tag
YOUNG gun developer Nick Beck and wife Jo are selling their historic country estate at Mt Macedon.
The couple bought the property, known as Derriweit, for $2.8 million in August 2013, two months before selling their three-level family home in Brighton for $3.82 million.
The estate is one of the oldest in the region, built in 1873 by pastoralist Charles Ryan, whose eldest child was renowned botanical illustrator Ellis Rowan.
Only a small part of the original home remains as the guest wing but it has been combined seamlessly with an elegant residence built in 2007. The home now includes eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, a games room, media room, cellar and a turret that contains stairs leading to four upstairs bedrooms, including the main with a stunning ensuite and large walk-in robe.
It sits on 1ha of botanic gardens and has lovely views over the valley and to the city skyline from its elevated position 650m above sea level.
Unique Estates agents Janine Lum and Nicolette van Wijngaarden are handling the private sale, with price expectations $3.75 million-plus.