Mount Macedon magic: 96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441

96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441 (Photo supplied)

By Carole Levy

Perched on a gentle rise, with glorious views from the rear towards The Mount, this fine homestead – named Amaroo Lodge – has been spruced up, with original features making a successful marriage with the new.

There’s also a stylishly appointed cottage with a fitted bedroom, a bathroom and laundry, as well as a kitchen at the centre of dining and lounge areas (with split-system).


96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441


Entry to the 16-hectare property is through automated gates and down a driveway, which heads past eucalypt-dotted land before culminating in a circle right around the house.

The residence has cedar-framed doors and multi-paned windows (just about all that remain of the original look) which juxtapose with wall paint and other accents in grey shades, plus expanses of rich timber floorboards.

A recipient of a clever update, the kitchen has grey cabinetry, walk-in pantry and beautiful marble benches and white subway splashback tiles. A brekkie bar sits under on-trend pendants, and Miele and Bosch appliances equip the family cook well.

An open step-down lounge room off the entry foyer has a brick fireplace and carpet, making it a cosy retreat for entertaining visitors and watching a movie with the family. It also has a striking designer lightfitting.

On the other side of the entry is a study (or fourth bedroom), and another door ahead ushering in the expansive floorboarded living hub with wood heater and split-system. This space accesses the back verandah and a deck open to the sunshine.

The three spacious bedrooms, two with walk-in robes and the other with a built-in, run along the front. Each has access to the front verandah, while the main bedroom has a large dual-basin en suite with walk-in shower. The shared main bathroom, also large, has an freestanding tub, dual basins and a walk-in shower.

A double garage is up one end of the house, while an expansive covered alfresco area at the opposite end has a built-in barbecue.

Adding lifestyle options galore, there are paddocks with eight troughs gravity-fed from a water tank that’s replenished from a dam; a machinery shed with concrete floor and three shelters; and a chicken coop and vegie patch.

96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441 (Photo supplied)
96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441 (Photo supplied)
96 Brougham Road, Mount Macedon, 3441 (Photo supplied)