WORK OF ART
A green theme flows through this sustainable masterpiece in Daylesford
MINERAL water entrepreneur Mitch Watson is selling his Daylesford home — a sustainable masterpiece by renowned designer Joost Bakker.
The remarkable “Green House” at 50A Railway Cres was built for the co-founder of Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. about seven years ago.
Set on 3ha and featuring Bakker’s trademark green grass roof, the striking threebedroom home is being offered for private sale with a price guide of about $1.45 million.
Jellis Craig, Macedon Ranges, selling agent Tom May said the house was built with recycled bricks and hay bales for insulation and used “passive-solar principles” to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.
“As far as a carbon footprint goes, it’s very neutral,” he said.
The home is two minutes from the centre of Daylesford and boasts luxurious fittings, including Miele appliances in the kitchen, a dual-opening Cheminees Philippe fireplace between the dining and lounge rooms, and European thermal windows and doors.
Mr Watson is selling the home to divide his time between Melbourne and the country. His business makes sparkling water, flavoured mineral water, juices, organic soft drinks and other products.