Melbourne’s unique Machu Picchu has taken the Upper Ferntree Gully housing market to new heights with record sales.
The design of the three-storey house at the top of a stone walkway overlooking the Dandenong Mountains was inspired by the wonders of Peru.
8 The award-winning eco-friendly property on Olivet Avenue sold for $ 2.15 million last week after being put up for auction online in July.
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It soared beyond former price record holders in the eastern suburbs, a luxurious five-bedroom home on 26 Winnet Avenue that won $ 1.26 million in 2017.
Hugh Francis, an agent at Ray White Forest Hill, said Melbourne’s strict real estate regulations, which had been banned from physical home inspections for almost two months since early August, hindered the sale of real estate.
“I booked another auction (for my home), but postponed it because of the blockade,” Francis said.
“After the reintroduction of private tests, I booked tests for 3-4 people shortly afterwards and offered them less than a week later.”
The North Melbourne family eventually got the property on a private sale.
“The main reason for the deal was that the house contained some plants,” Francis said.
“Most of them are potted plants, so they aren’t really installed, but the owner generously agreed to include a very large collection to maintain the look of the house.”
Masterbuilder vendor Anton Engelmayer designed and manufactured a 6-bedroom pad with sustainability in mind.
He likened his wife Mel’s house to Machu Picchu. It was built of the same type of stone used to create the volcanic rocks of Inca, and was designed to withstand the challenges of time. There was also a close relationship with the sun.
“Machu Picchu was built to worship the gods of the sun. Instead, it is used to harvest the sun and power the house,” Engelmeier said.
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Environmentally friendly highlights include passive solar designs, indoor plant walls featuring rare plants, and roof gardens of native plants and grass that provide insulation.
There was no shortage of luxury with a cinema room, private elevator and 1000 wine cellars.
The sale price was below the initial $ 2.3 million to $ 2.5 million requirement, but Francis said the vendor was “happy to sell and move on to the next chapter in life.”
“It’s still a record price and the house is different from the others in the area. It’s a big sale, but the house ordered that price,” he said.
The house’s magnificent status was named to Herald Sun’s Top 50 Homes and won the 2013 Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards for the most sustainable residential gongs.
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