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The Weekend Australian - Life - - PRESTIGE PROPERTY -

VIC­TO­RIA Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula. 59 East­ern Grey Rise, Flin­ders.

$3M +

Lou Benetti built many win­dows into his lovely Flin­ders home, so ev­ery­where you look there’s a cap­ti­vat­ing view.

“We have the most stun­ning views down the val­ley, it’s al­most as if we’re on top of a moun­tain,” he says.

The prop­erty sits on the edge of the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula Na­tional Park and looks down to­wards Bass Strait.

Lou and his wife Lynne moved from Flin­ders town­ship to their 20ha prop­erty 20 years ago and built their home in the style of an English manor. “It’s a lovely coun­try fam­ily home,” he says.

The cou­ple raised their three chil­dren here and Benetti says there’s plenty of space for out­door fun, whether it’s climb­ing trees, a spot of ten­nis on the north-south court or laps in the 20m so­lar-heated pool.

The main liv­ing space is down­stairs, with a coun­try-style kitchen and fam­ily ar­eas lead­ing through to a light-filled con­ser­va­tory. Up­stairs are four of the five bed­rooms and an­other liv­ing room, which opens on to a ter­race over­look­ing the coun­try­side.

The prop­erty has two dams, cy­clone fences and cat­tle yards as well as a work­shop and large shed.

While the prop­erty feels se­cluded, it’s close to both Flin­ders vil­lage and the winer­ies and restau­rants of Red Hill.

Benetti says he and his wife will be likely to shed a tear as they leave their fam­ily home of two decades, but with two of their three chil­dren liv­ing else­where it’s time to move on. They plan to down­size but will stay lo­cal.

AGENT: An­drew Hines, Kay & Bur­ton, Flin­ders. For Pres­tige Prop­erty in­quiries con­tact Emily Pettafor, emi­ly­may.pres­tige@gmail.com

Flin­ders is a town on Vic­to­ria’s Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula. The me­dian house price in the penin­sula shire was $585,000 in Novem­ber 2015, ac­cord­ing to Aus­tralian Prop­erty Mon­i­tors. The me­dian price in greater Mel­bourne was $610,000.

The sprawl­ing fam­ily home, left; cap­ti­vat­ing views from a liv­ing room, top; and a bed­room, above

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