Complete the journey down Lurnea’s long, eucalypt-lined driveway – which ends in a circle around gardens – and the proportions of this place soon suggest its tale of three separately completed sections, the middle one built in c1924.

Large, rambling and quirky, the house displays a mix of hangover Edwardian features (such as those found in the dining room with fireplace) and an astonishing blend of recycled features. Remaining rooms – most bedrooms and bathrooms – were revamped from the ’90s on.

 

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440

 

Three huge interlinking rooms at one end include a living area with a glorious bay leadlight window, slate underfoot, white painted boards and beams overhead, and a gas log fire and hydronic heating to cosy things up.

Through a reclaimed heritage door, a huge carpeted lounge room has, with its stained-glass Gothic windows, the feel of an old church. The exposed brick walls and timber cathedral ceiling add to the effect and there’s a fireplace with period surround.

French doors from here usher in a conservatory where a wall of tall casement windows (with leadlight transoms) admit north-easterly light and garden views; painted boards line floors and there’s a door to the front verandah.

The baltic pine kitchen – with walk-in pantry, mid-century wood-burning stove, electric cooktop and stainless-steel dishwasher and underbench oven – adjoins a slate-floored mudroom and ’50s laundry.

Before the bedroom wing begins, there’s a study/sitting room with a wood heater; it abuts a step-up sunroom with parquetry floorboards. A room next door to the study counts as fourth bedroom.

The remaining three range along a parquetry-floored hallway which has french doors to the front verandah. The large main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, and an en suite with corner spa, marble-topped period-style vanity and enclosed toilet. Leadlight doors from bedroom and en suite lead to verandahs, one of which houses a spa and becomes a huge deck open to the sun.

Outdoor keynotes include a cute one-room cottage, revamped with carpet, downlights and roller blinds; a Colorbond shed, two paddocks with horse shelters, a triple carport and a wood shed.

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)

153 Mt Macedon Road, Macedon, 3440 (Photo supplied)