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Victoria’s Levuka affords up riverfront luxurious
Additional south, in Victoria’s Nagambie area, the founding father of anti-ageing clinic Elucell, Rachel Perrinand her husband and former Billabong director, Scotthave listed their luxurious farm, dubbed “Levuka”, with $14 million value expectations.
The Mitchellstown providing comes with a designer five-bedroom, four-bathroom house on a 109-hectare mixed-use landholding on the banks of the Goulburn River, run as a mixed-use farm together with cropping, cattle and fodder manufacturing.
The couple purchased the property – which has one kilometre of river frontage – as a clean canvas in 2015. They then began creating the sprawling rural escape, which is a drive of about an hour and 40 minutes north of Melbourne’s CBD.
“We developed it from scratch,” Rachel Perrin says. “I drew the home at on a serviette and located a neighborhood architect, and it went from there.”
The previous mannequin and artist stated whimsy and nostalgia drove her inventive imaginative and prescient for the property.
“I put into this home all of the issues I dreamt of in my childhood, particularly, the walled backyard,” she says. The property’s backyard is enclosed by a stone wall, which was impressed by the unique movie adaption of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Backyard.
Levuka’s personal “secret backyard” of pure grasses and creepers sits behind an 86-metre lengthy and three.6-metre excessive stone wall that encircles the complete size of the farmhouse.
On the opposite facet of the residence is a self-cleaning heated infinity pool and spa, established fruit orchard and separate barn with visitor lodging and an artist’s studio together with jetty and boat ramp to entry 1km frontage on the Goulburn River.
The property additionally comes with a piece of authentic shiraz grapes, which she says are not less than 50 years previous, together with cattle yards, a hay and equipment shed and an automatic irrigation system.
Inside, notable design options embody a hidden lounge space between two youngsters’s bedrooms accessed by hid entrances behind a bookshelf and wardrobe; a walk-in chilly room off the kitchen full with customized Lacanche oven; a bluestone steam room in the main bedroom and loos that includes Tiles of Ezra wall tiles and hydronic underfloor heating.
“The inspiration got here from how I needed to really feel transferring by means of the house,” Rachel Perrin says of the sequence of related pavilions constructed from native stone and recycled brick.
Though she initially envisaged the farm as a weekender for her household (she and Scott share 4 youngsters, the youngest now 14), Victoria’s harsh COVID-19 lockdowns meant the household opted to maneuver to the farm full-time.
Now, with all however considered one of their 4 youngsters having completed faculty, the household have determined to maneuver again to Melbourne, the place Rachel is getting ready to remodel a just lately bought warehouse. It’s the most recent in a string of luxurious property tasks that features a Mermaid Seaside mega mansion constructed by the couple, which offered for $25 million in 2016.
Levuka sits amid horse and wine nation, together with Swettenham Stud, the Mitchelton vineyard owned by the Ryan household (of Jayco caravans), and the close by Tahblik vineyard, based in 1860.
The property is listed with Elder’s Nick Myer and Henry Mackinnon.
“It’s an extremely seldom that an asset of this high quality within the speedy area presents to market,” Myer says.
The Perrins’ rural providing follows the latest $30 million sale of close by farm Allanvale, close to Avenel within the Goulburn Valley. Phoenix Lithium’s Nothing Wakim purchased the 1233-hectare farm with luxurious homestead from personal fairness funding agency Rigby Park.