Rising above Daveys Bay Beach, the landmark ‘Yamala’ estate and mansion occupies almost 1.5 acres of beachside land with direct beach access and sweeping bay views to Melbourne.
This stately 19th Century early English-style Manor has been owned by a handful of Melbourne’s elite – among them the Lord of the Manor of Loxton – since it was crafted onto its magnificent hillside vantage point circa 1876.
Lavish in design, the mansion is a short walk to the Davey’s Bay Yacht Club and has hosted glamorous garden parties and distinguished guests including parliamentarians and royalty.
The former country estate of Victoria’s former Chief Justice Sir John Madden, her exchanging of hands presents a chance to claim a property steeped in history and grandeur.
The 6-bedroom mansion boasts a sweeping staircase and 17 rooms (approx), including a palatial master suite, a study, a granite-topped kitchen, self-contained former servants’ quarters and a bar built in the early 1900s to replicate London’s Savoy Hotel.
She gazes over rolling lawn and a renovated Romanesque-style saltwater, solar-heated pool and spa, complete with a limestone air-conditioned poolhouse.
Her walls are crafted from solid stone, with entrance pillars and landscaping by noted architect Walter Burley Griffin and a circular drive with a turn-of-the-Century water feature.
State-of-the-art security, solar panels, ducted heating, air-conditioning and a 14kW natural gas generator share space with original hardwood floors, Oak panelling and a sunken drawing room dressed in pressed leather wallpaper.
The enchanting garden features a terrace overlooking the bay, a greenhouse, a 4-car garage, electric entrance gates and double gates that lead to a private carriageway to the beach.
Other appointments include chandeliers, fireplaces, soaring ceilings, sash windows, bay windows, French doors, double doors and much more.
The initials of each privileged owner are inscribed on a stained glass window on the ground floor. Make the next inscription yours.