A RARE mega-mansion has been sold in Port Fairy, fetching close to the asking price of $3.5 million.
The Breakers, which is the only house on the south side of Port Fairy's Ocean Drive, changed hands this week after it was purchased by a Geelong couple in 2013.
Dubbed one of the most desirable coastal locations in Victoria, the luxurious waterfront home boasts 10 principle rooms, incorporating two living areas, study, four bedrooms, which includes a self-contained guest suite and all feature marble adorned en suites.
The main focus of the home is a magnificent living room with a vaulted ceiling, beginning with an ornate fire place at one end, flowing through the living/dining space and ends with a white marble kitchen at the other.
In the centre if the house lies an expansive colonnaded courtyard featuring an open fire place and ornamental pond to the north and a decked area overlooking the ocean to the south.
It also features a library, a double-garage, wine cellar and enclosed sunroom.
Robertson Real Estate sales manager Di MacKirdy said the property was purchased by an oversees buyer originally from the region.
"It went on the market in July last year and in the end had two parties interested in purchasing the property," she said.
"One was a local western district inquirer and the other was an overseas buyer who ended up being the successful buyer.
"He has been living overseas in the UK and wants to return to the area to be closer to family here."
The land has a very unique history. Before the prolific house was built in 2001, a man's believed to have built a beach shack where he rented out diving equipment for a number of years.
"The site has only had two owners: the current owners and then the person that redeveloped it in 2001," Ms MacKirdy said.
"I believe there was a shack on the land before that, the person must have had it for years and years, and rented diving equipment before he sold it to the Melbourne buyer in 2001.
"The house hasn't changed much since 2013 but it's had a 20 per cent increase in value in that time."
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