Good Things Take Time


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With our small screens filled with reality shows creating makeovers in 48-hours, we could be forgiven for thinking that renovating houses is something that is done at a blistering speed with little to no experience, no professional tradies and for a ridiculously tiny budget. As long as everything looks good in the photos, who cares?

But reality shows are less about reality and more about selling advertising and sponsorship deals with hardware chains. Thankfully, in real life, the owners of this home not only took their time painstakingly renovating it but also chose to use an array of leading builders, designers and a bunch of exquisite high-end finishes. Yep. I have house envy.

Located directly opposite the Wombat Botanical Gardens, Sandringham is enjoying a completely new lease on life. Originally built in Sandringham around 1930 (hence the name), the home was relocated to Daylesford and has undergone a stunning transformation. Impeccable craftsmanship is evident as soon as you enter with a wide hallway featuring a ‘hidden’ doorway that turns the ensuite to the second bedroom into a powder room when entertaining. Not that we imagine the new owners of this home would be worried about a guest seeing the bedroom but personally, I am always worried that I forgot to make the bed so this was super impressive to me. An enormous steel and opaque glass door quietly opens with ease and separates the sleeping zone of the house into a light-filled living and entertaining area with butler’s pantry.

There are 3 bedrooms, all with ensuites, an Ilve-Bosch kitchen, large decking with servery window from laundry, established garden with fully automatic watering system, lock up garage and of course, magnificent views across the district. We were super keen for Sandringham to be the new headquarters for Lost but sadly, the owners have decided to sell by private sale with McQueen Real Estate. Expressions of Interest close Wednesday 7 November. For further information, call Kim McQueen on 0417 116 657.

14 Central Springs Rd Daylesford