Veteran caterer Peter Rowland lists Toorak mansion

Veteran caterer Peter Rowland lists Toorak mansion
Veteran caterer Peter Rowland lists Toorak mansion

Veteran Melbourne caterer Peter Rowland and wife Susan have listed their longtime Toorak mansion with $10 million hopes.

They been there for over three decades.

The elegant Parisian style home reflects the scale and symmetry of 18th century Île de France architecture complete with large banquet hall with antique limestone fireplaces.

Its facade was such a hit that a spate of copycat homes followed in the neighbourhood.

There's a private paved northeast garden with heated pool on the 748 sqm parcel.

It's got a hidden underground garage entrance beneath its tree lined driveway, described as 'James Bond-style' by the listing agents.

Inspired by the trapdoor spider, a lid lifts up on the pebbled driveway to reveal a slope down to the basement art gallery with six car garage.

Marshall White Armidale agents Justin Long and Nicholas Brooks have the offering.

The couple paid $1,175,000 in 1991.

Peter Rowland Catering has been a focal point of the Melbourne food culture for over five decades becoming synonymous with catering for the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian's Mansion Australia section.

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