Mawarra – A Heritage-Listed Manor – was designed by renowned architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear circa 1925-27 and is one of Victoria’s most significant estates, presiding over 3acres/1.12ha approx in the heart of Sherbrooke Forest.
Its exquisite aesthetics exude grace & grandeur whilst sitting amidst a garden designed and constructed in 1932 by Australia’s greatest landscape designer Edna Walling – who created gardens for Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, but described Mawarra as her greatest achievement. This garden is listed in the Top 200 private gardens in the World!
Formal living & dining rooms luxuriate with open fireplaces and connect to the country-style kitchen with a classic AGA range stove, built-in Miele fridge, freezer & dishwasher, Smeg wall oven & gas cooktop (an additional dishwasher caters to every occasion with ease).
Alfresco dining is unforgettable under the shade of crimson foliage during autumn & lush greenery through the spring and summer with the comfort of inbuilt overhead heating. Four bedrooms and a study within the Manor include the main bedroom with ensuite, whilst the self-contained “Edna Walling Cottage” offers a full kitchen, living room, bathroom and upper-level bedroom.â¨â¨Adding to the charm of this historic property is a billiards room overlooking the stunning stone staircase that leads to the octagonal Reflecting Pond. The Manor boasts an amazing indoor heated swimming pool complete with a sauna room- providing year-round leisure and a perfect space for entertaining. Deep within the enchanting gardens, a hidden gem awaits – a striking north-south facing lawn tennis court.
Sherbrooke Forest is 200m away and features towering eucalypts, tree ferns and exotic birds & wildlife. There is a passing occasional bus service plus a regular bus at Kallista, which has excellent cafes and tea rooms serving traditional Devonshire teas.
Melbourne CBD is easily accessible via train services from Belgrave which is alive with live music venues, groovy restaurants, Cameo Cinema & attractions like Puffing Billy.
Undeniable in its beauty, privacy and tranquillity, Mawarra offers a peerless environment for everyday living, future scope and possible hospitality or wedding venue, with comprehensive appointments including an original wine cellar, multiple ‘garden rooms’ & abundant parking, including a double garage.