Former ANZ Bank chairman Charles Goode has listed his spectacular Red Hill South weekender with a $7 million asking price.
Before Goode and his wife Cornelia bought the 1.82ha property at 57 Shoreham Rd about 11 years ago, it was home to late business executive and Mornington Peninsula winery pioneer Sir Peter Derham.
The winery, Red Hill Estate, and restaurant, Max’s, established by Derham are next door.
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Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty managing director Rob Curtain said the property’s uninterrupted outlook took in Derham’s vineyard, and stretched across Western Port Bay to Phillip Island and the Bass Strait.
“Anyone who would have dined at Max’s would know how good the view is,” Mr Curtain said.
“It’s very hard to get what is effectively a clifftop view, even though you’re not on a clifftop.”
CoreLogic records show the property last changed hands the same year Derham died, in 2008, for $2.125 million.
Goode — a director of investment company and major Liberal Party donor the Cormack Foundation, who’s also been chairman of Woodside Petroleum and the Ian Potter Foundation — demolished an existing home and built a new three-bedroom house about nine years ago.
Both he and Derham are Companions of the Order of Australia. Derham also headed the Nylex Corporation, was president of The Alfred board, and chaired the Australian Tourism Commission at the time of Paul Hogan’s famed “shrimp on the barbie” campaign.
Mr Curtain said Goode’s single-level house, by respected local builder David Coxhell, featured high ceilings, recycled hardwood floors, and walls of windows ensuring “every room has a view”.
Nestled among the landscaped grounds are a mod-grass tennis court, a croquet court or putting green, and a dam.
“It’s completely private — you don’t see other houses,” he said.
“Charles and his wife Cornelia are also very fastidious, so the house presents like new. It has yearly maintenance.”
Interest is expected to come largely from Melbourne-based buyers seeking to make a sea-change.
Mr Curtain also sold a 6.5ha Red Hill South estate featuring a five-bedroom mansion, a pool and equestrian facilities at 29 Callanans Rd for $16 million last October.
-with Ming Haw Lim