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Mulgrave buyers swoop on fine-feathered family home in Cockatoo

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19 June 2023
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Picturesque lifestyle homes in hot demand

A sprawling foothills Cockatoo property has sold for a massive seven-figure sum.

The four-bedroom house on 56.11ha at 65 Evans Road, Cockatoo (pictured above), changed hands for $2.12 million, three weeks after hitting the market.

More than 40 groups from across Melbourne inspected the home, which attracted five offers, according to Barry Plant Emerald agent Gayle Barrot.

“There was strong interest in this property,” she said.

“We created a great video showing the beauty and potential of the home, which captured plenty of attention.”

The buyers from Mulgrave snapped up the property for its big, open spaces, views to the Warburton Ranges, and potential for a self-sufficient lifestyle, Ms Barrot added.

The sellers lived at the property for more than 20 years, which features a mix of pasture, bushland and tranquil waterways at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.

“It was well maintained and offered the bonus of rich red soil, ideal for planting,” Ms Barrot said.

The cleverly designed brick house captures views of the magnificent landscape from all three living areas and also from the wraparound veranda, which is ideal for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining.

Filled with character and charm, it displays polished hardwood floors, a timber kitchen with quality appliances, warm fireplaces, and a bright sunroom.

The property is ideal for the hobby farmer, with its shed, cattle yard, paddocks and a spring-fed lake.

“This is the perfect place to raise cattle, pursue your equestrian dream or grow your own food,” Ms Barrot said.

School buses are close by and a short drive reaches shops, eateries, sports facilities, schools, childcare centres and community groups in the township and nearby Emerald.

Located 48 km southeast of the CBD, Cockatoo is a scenic suburb with rolling pastures, grazing land, towering eucalypt forests and walking tracks at the doorstep.

“The market is buoyant in the area with a high demand for lifestyle homes,” Ms Barrot said.

“However, only a handful of properties like this one in Evans Road come up for sale at any given time.”

In May, there were 19 properties for sale in the Cockatoo, which has a median house price of $860,000, according to

“While prices have increased, they are still affordable compared to other suburbs in the region,” Ms Barrot said.

“And this is attracting buyers from across Australia.”

Multiple offers were made for a stunning four-bedroom mud-brick house on 5.06ha at 165 Mountain Road, which sold to buyers from Western Australia for $1.43 million, according to Ms Barrot.

In images 1/4165 Mountain Road, Cockatoo

Once featured in Home Beautiful magazine, the property with awesome views of the Warburton Ranges displays exquisite gardens and expansive lawns.

Named Earth House, it has an open-plan interior that showcases rich Tasmanian oak timbers, Oregon beams, lead light panels and fireplaces.

Huge northerly windows provide passive solar benefits maximising winter sun while wide eaves and cascading grape vines add shade for summer

“This property allows you to live in harmony with nature,” Ms Barrot said.

“It sold within four weeks of listing.”

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19 June 2023
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