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on half a hectare of land on one of Mount Martha’s most pres­ti­gious streets.

It was con­structed us­ing West­ern Aus­tralian lime­stone. “It’s like a lit­tle cas­tle,” Ms Hai­mona said.

A ten­nis court or pool could be added to the large block, the agent added. A BEACH­FRONT beauty steeped in book pub­lish­ing his­tory is head­ing to auc­tion next week­end.

El­iz­a­beth Lane, re­search au­thor and daugh­ter of Pen­guin Books co-founder Richard Lane, is sell­ing 52-54 The Prom­e­nade, Somers, on the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula.

The seven-bed­room home has rare beach frontage and fea­tures lush gar­dens, out­door en­ter­tain­ing and a mod-grass

The home is ex­pected to snapped by down­siz­ers or holiday-mak­ers

— SA­MAN­THA LANDY

ten­nis court. It also of­fers mag­nif­i­cent sea views.

Ms Lane has main­tained thou­sands of Pen­guin books, as well as di­aries and other me­mora­bilia, which will soon be do­nated to the Univer­sity of Mel­bourne li­brary.

Iain Carmichael, of Jel­lis Craig, is sell­ing the home in con­junc­tion with Kay & Bur­ton.

The April 10 auc­tion has price ex­pec­ta­tions of more than $3.2 mil­lion.

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