Palatial pads for sale in Melbourne perfect for the royal baby
If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking for a holiday house to enjoy with their royal bundle of joy, some palatial pads in Melbourne are on the market.
Elaborate estates with prestige addresses are up for sale, perfectly suited to a future prince or princess.
One that’s turning heads is the luxury lifestyle property at 27 Hedderwick Lane in Macedon, which has a $5-$5.5 million price guide.
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The incredible estate on the edge of Bolobek Lake boasts immaculate gardens, some of Victoria’s best equestrian facilities and a championship-sized tennis court.
It even has a designer chicken coop that’s has been called Cluckingham Palace by the vendors.
Surrounded by hedges, orchards and designer gates, the Stuart Rattle bespoke fowl house includes automatic water and feeders, a fox-proof outdoor run which is surrounded by hedges, orchards and designer gates.
But the royals have been pipped at the post in securing Melbourne’s own Buckingham Palace.
The grand heritage mansion, set on Buckingham Drive in Heidelberg, sold in an off-market deal for an undisclosed price two weeks ago.
It is one of Victoria’s earliest surviving houses from before the gold rush, with eight bedrooms, a grand staircase and landscaped gardens that include a pool.
Jellis Craig Ivanhoe agent James Goulopoulos said the grand building and incredible views over parklands made it worthy of its title.
Another magnificent Trentham East manor with a French colonial twist is looking for a new owner.
St Claire, at 439 Pearsons Rd, can be bought for $3.295 million.
It’s prim and proper with floral wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. All the furnishings are being included in the sale, including portraits of French royal Marie Antoinette.
Anne-Marie Pedeau and her husband Neville Bullard built the house two years ago, on the 9.8ha block.
The central north wing is entirely occupied by an open-plan “salon”, featuring dining and lounge areas with seating for 22 people each, plus a large kitchen.
“It’s suitable for doing things the French did in big houses 200 to 300 years ago, when aristocratic women held talks by artists and musical performances,” Ms Pedeau said.
But if an inner-city lifestyle is what the new-age couple are seeking, a Fitzroy terrace could be the answer.
The three-bedroom Georgian that was built in 1854 is up for sale on the aptly-named King William St.
The historic bluestone has a $1.8-$1.85 million price guide and will go to auction May 25.
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