Narre Warren North: 25-car shed complements luxury resort-style home
How do you fit a prized 25-car collection on a property?
Build a super-sized shed and install car stackers, which is exactly what Barry McIlwaine did at his 2 Legerwood Rd, Narre Warren North home.
The businessman boasts a 1925 Fiat 519S model and a 23-Window Volkswagen Kombi among the collection. The Fiat is one of only three in Australia, Mr McIlwaine said.
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The shed can hold an impressive 25 cars and that has included several Holdens and Fords from a Bathurst Monaro to a VK Blue Meanie.
“The love of cars started young because my dad was in the automotive industry,” Mr McIlwaine said.
“I used to restore them as well but these days it is just to enjoy them.”
The family bought the 5700sq m block in 2006 and renovated and extended the 1980s home.
The 31m-long shed with high clearance complements the resort-style features on the property, which has $2.45 million price hopes.
“This is a premier property which has been fully renovated and the owners put in the shed, pool, spa and also a tennis court with a Rebound Ace blue surface similar to the one used in the Australian Open,” O’Brien Narre Warren director Fabian Villella said.
The McIlwaine’s have built a new home on acreage in Belgrave South where they will breed thoroughbred horses. The cars and stackers will be moved to the new site.
The Narre Warren North house offers five bedrooms and large living and entertainment spaces, plus a designer kitchen and a rumpus room with a bar.
There are two more living zones and three bathrooms, with a covered outdoor tennis pavilion boasting a kitchen and a pizza oven.
Family and friends can choose from a salt-chlorinated and heated pool or a 14-seat spa, while the double garage has a bathroom attached.
The property comes with a full security and alarm system to keep the home and car collection safe.
There has been plenty of interest, with several buyers keen to combine a resort lifestyle with the option of running a business from home or a place to store their own car collection.
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