WORK OF ART

A green theme flows through this sus­tain­able mas­ter­piece in Dayles­ford

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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.

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