Buyers add furniture to match Batesford’s incredible makeover
Buyers were so taken with the high-quality renovation that enhanced the Mediterranean vacation vibe in a Batesford home that they bought the furniture too.
Buyers were so taken with the high-quality renovation that enhanced the Mediterranean holiday vibe in a Batesford home modeled after the late Sean Connery’s Spanish mansion that they bought the furnishings too.
The original owner of 21 Shepherd Rd, Batesford, based his plans for the sprawling country home on a sketch he drew of the actor’s Marbella mansion.
The Spanish mission arches, terracotta tiles and cathedral ceilings of the approximately $2 million residence have become the heroes of a modern and sophisticated renovation.
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The buyers will become the fourth owners to move into the 8,000m² property overlooking the Moorabool Valley.
Imported Italian porcelain tiles, travertine vessel sinks and brass fittings are among the features chosen for their European feel in the renovation completed after the sellers bought the property in 2020.
The vendors even commissioned local craftsmen to craft a curved stone dining table and custom buffet seats to create a unique new open-plan kitchen/dining room.
The house also includes an impressive bar with two wine fridges and a solid brass glass holder, two living areas with exposed beams and a sumptuous master bedroom with space for a living room suite.
Highton’s agent Ray White, George Politis, said the buyers had moved to Geelong where they had been renting for some time.
The house was the first built on farmland in Batesford which has since been developed into the Riverstone Estate.
Mr Politis said the house differed from houses typically sold in Batesford these days.
“The feedback from 90% of the people we got was that the photos didn’t do it justice,” he said.
“The homes I’ve sold before are ultra-modern, oversized Armstrong Creek-style homes.
“This one is modern, but it has a particular taste.
“The buyer fell in love with it, they loved the size of the sheds, they loved the house, they said it was stylish and looked amazing and they even bought the furniture from the owners.”
Originally published as Buyers add furniture to deal with for amazing Batesford makeover