Live like a king or queen at this Warrandyte castle

Live like a king or queen at this Warrandyte castle

With medieval-inspired interiors, bluestone walls and a turret, this home on the market in Melbourne’s northeast is truly fit for a king or queen.

To reign over the ‘castle’ at 402 Ringwood Warrandyte Rd, Warrandyte, buyers will need to fork out $1.8-$1.98 million, according to the price guide.

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Vendor Dee Borin said she purchased the two-storey, four-bedroom property with her heart, not her head, 25 years ago.

“The first time I drove past it, it looked like a beautiful little castle on the hill,” Ms Borin said.

“We were looking in the area for a piece of land and I said to my husband ‘that’s gorgeous but I don’t think we can afford it’.

“And 12 months later we inquired and we could.”

Ms Borin said she had decorated the home with mementos collected when visiting castles overseas.

“It was just our home, a normal house with everything you need,” she said.

“The buyer has got to be someone with a bit of a romantic side who will buy it with their heart and not their head, like I did.”

Ms Borin said she was regretfully selling to downsize, but hoped for a fairytale end to her time at the house.

“I don’t think people would think to build it again because you can’t get the bluestones — it’s a one-off, unique property.”

Fletchers Warrandyte agent Dominic Cruz said the rare listing was a chance for Melbourne families to own a castle.

“It’s the first home in Warrandyte that I’m selling that is fully made of bluestone, I have never come across something like this,” Mr Cruz said.

“It’s in a great position and has a really good indoor-outdoor lifestyle with a swimming pool and room for a tennis court.”

The unique castle-inspired masterpiece features leadlight windows with red and blue diamonds, high ceilings, solid wood doors and timber beams believed to be repurposed from the former Darling Harbour pier and Perth woolsheds.

The medieval circular dining room sits below a turret, where views across the 0.7ha property and landscaped gardens can be enjoyed.

A modern outdoor entertainment area with a disco ball and party lighting tops off the royal package.

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