Landscape designer Rick Eckersley sells Musk Cottage

Landscape designer Rick Eckersley sells Musk Cottage
Landscape designer Rick Eckersley sells Musk Cottage

Landscape designer Rick Eckersley has sold Musk Cottage, his Mornington Peninsula weekender.

RT Edgar were seeking $4 million to $4.2 million with around $4.5 million secured for Eckersley, who grew up on a cattle and wool grazing property in Macarthur, in the Western District.

He studied at Burnley Horticultural College as a mature-age student, then worked for Berwick City Council for three weeks, before leaving to start his own landscaping business.

It was a labour of love for the Melbourne-based gardener after he paid $2 million for the estate off a dirt track at Flinders in 2006 when the four hectares was almost entirely mown lawn.

He bought the property as a break from his weekends in St Kilda.

The contemporary three bedroom main residence opens as much as possible to the outdoors.

The living and dining room flows to a large deck which overlooks the picturesque dam.

On the other side of the home is a swimming pool, tennis court, bocce court, pitching green and in-ground trampoline.

They sit by a self-contained three bedroom cottage.

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian. 

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