Luxury Macedon estate renovated by murdered designer Stuart Rattle listed
A luxury country estate renovated by murdered interior designer Stuart Rattle, with a chook shed called “Cluckingham Palace”, has hit the market in Macedon.
The four-bedroom house on a 3.2ha block at 27 Hedderwick Lane was renovated by the highly-regarded stylist before he was killed by his partner Michael O’Neill in 2013.
One of Australia’s most viewed listings on realestate.com.au, the property with a $5-$5.5 million price tag is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between Rattle and renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay.
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Abercromby’s Emma Pierson said buyers from across the nation were eyeing the showpiece including families, equestrian enthusiasts and businesspeople wanting a weekender.
“The sheer uniqueness of the home is attracting phenomenal interest,” she said.
“It is in immaculate condition and not a penny needs to be spent on it.”
Named Hedderwick, the property in the Bolebek Lake Estate has spectacular views towards Mt Macedon and access to private lakes and entertainment areas.
It features manicured grounds, a heated 60sq m pool, floodlit tennis court, organic vegetable gardens, an orchard, and a chicken shed designed by Rattle aptly named Cluckingham Palace.
“The chook house is quite amazing with a pitched roof and cathedral-style door,” Ms Pierson said.
The property also showcases one of Victoria’s finest equestrian facilities with custom-designed loose boxes and stables, tack rooms and riding arenas.
The distinctive country home has premium fittings including parquetry floors, double-glazed windows and french doors, marble benchtops, antique light fittings and a Cheminees Philippe fireplace.
There are multiple living zones with plush drapes, three ensuites with heated floors and towel rails, and four covered pergolas with cafe blinds.
Bespoke Stuart Rattle gates and established privet hedges separate the house and entertaining spaces from the equestrian facilities and the broader property that has 10 paddocks and a dam.
Other features include a children’s workshop and cubby house, and an extensive irrigation system.
Parks, walking tracks, schools, shops and train station are not far away, while an hour’s drive reaches Melbourne’s CBD.
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