Victoria’s high country is a land of beauty filled with soft gold grasslands and high mountains. The way the sun kisses the colours breathes life and light into the region, and the world has never looked more beautiful.
Exactly 450 metres above sea level in Victoria’s Ancona Valley lie four pavilions, idyllically situated in the midst of a magnificent garden that shines in every season. This is Hayfield Rise, and it’s priced at $4 million.
Concrete, stone, galvanized iron and recycled timber – all the raw materials you can think of – blend together to create extraordinary architecture in this 48-acre property.
Five bedrooms are split between the pavilions, with plenty of room left on the estate for a man cave, fire pit, pool, kitchens, and multiple gardens! In the main house, there’s no hard line between inside and out – the wilderness finds you and you have no choice but to relax in its calming and soothing embrace.
Architect Steve Domoney has achieved perfection with Hayfield Rise. There’s nothing left to add or anything to take away, everything is as it should be. Cool and breezy, light flows through the large windows and open spaces.
A minimalist kitchen with poured concrete benchtops leads back to a dining room, before curling around to a flight of stairs and a bedroom. Upstairs, less is more – a simple, elegant and unadorned design. There’s no unnecessary distractions keeping you from going to sleep, just a feeling of peace and purity.
Exceptionally striking from the outside, and more beautiful inside, time seems to stand still in this hunting lodge-inspired living room. All that matters is how you feel, and Castlemaine stone radiates energy into the room. There’s also a sleek and stylish bar, a roaring fireplace, and an unbeatable view… sunset cocktails by the pool never looked so good.
Sweeping away from the ground floor a slice of Tuscany awaits you. Mature grapevines in the courtyard extend to the two-bedroom guest pavilion, inviting you all in for a glass of wine…
The garden is a source of inspiration. Designed by one of Australia’s highest-profile landscape designers, Paul Bangay, there’s always something new and wonderful to discover. An apple orchard, rose and vegetable gardens, even a gorgeous Japanese terraced walk provide medicine for the soul. And nestled between a cherry grove and vegetable garden is maybe the nicest poolside pavilion you’ll ever see!
534 Donaldson Road, Ancona, Vic 3715
(03) 5775 2437