Garden estate Sefton, Mount Macedon sold

Garden estate Sefton, Mount Macedon sold
Garden estate Sefton, Mount Macedon sold

The historic garden estate Sefton at Mount Macedon has finally been sold by Gribbles Pathology founder Wallace Cameron and wife Joan.

There's been no price nor buyer disclosure, however the word is the keenest offer came from interests associated with Tait's Warrnambool lawyer turned Thomas Lindsey.

It's last marketing had the home expecting close to $7 million, through JP Dixon in conjunction with John Keating at Keatings Real Estate.

Cameron paid $8,175,000 in 2005.

They asked for $12 million when they listed in 2010.

It had been on and off the market since last year, with its latest marketing campaign spanning over 250 days.

Built by the Baillieu family as a summer holiday home in the early 1900s, the 8.8 hectare English garden was laid out with obvious influences of the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens directors Baron von Mueller and W. R. Guilfoyle.

The main 910 sqm homestead is a Tudor-style mansion with seven bedrooms and is complete with billiard room, glass atrium sitting room and a former ballroom.

Among the Sefton grounds is a nine-tree gold course, tennis court and croquet lawn along with a heated outdoor swimming pool and helipad.

This article first appeared in the Weekend Australian Mansion Australian section. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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