Manor House Living
Maytone epitomises manor house living and is the defining presence of this seaward street. An opportunity presents itself to play your part in the next chapter of his heritage beauty. Become the new custodian, marvel in an idyllic lifestyle, and create a legacy for your next generation. Supremely positioned on the bluff, grand in stature overlooking the glistening ocean with breathtaking sea breezes, ship gazing, and nautical twilight, this property gives its name to the beach – “Maytone Beach” – to which it enjoys immediate and direct access. You can never be built in, never have your sea vista disturbed, this is incomparable coastal bliss!
Rich in history, built by the staunch Victorian parliamentarian, Solicitor-General and Crown Prosecutor, Travers Adamson. After Adamson, it was acquired by the military, and became the home of the Fort Queenscliff Commandant, then later as the Fort’s Officers’ Mess. The garages a later addition to the property, built in 1939, and during WWII served as the Artillery Store for the two 4.7 inch guns known as the Crows’ Nest Battery. Ownership then passed to the Commonwealth, and in the mid-90’s ownership became private, and was converted to a guest house.
The manor offers magnificent accommodation across two floors, with the choice of seasonal living: downstairs in Winter, and upstairs in Summer. The scope of the domain also provides for a multi-generational residence. The modern upgrades have begun; to continue, settle in, work at your own pace, and cultivate your personal style (STCA). The floor plan has two grand hallways on both levels that serve as the axis to the principal rooms. The ground floor offers the ‘Library’ lounge/dining/powder-room); north-facing breakfast room; a commercial kitchen with laundry and dry-store; an under-stair wine store, and three bedrooms, each with own ensuite.
The second floor offers four grand principal rooms: the ‘Music’ room and sitting room – these two rooms are beautifully showcased with almost 4 metre tall double-sash, step-through windows to the sublime Point Nepean balcony views. The other two principal rooms have received a clever structural adjustment. The heritage chimney is retained and the integrity of the principal design, to an open plan upgrade. Now featuring a dining room, and ready for a kitchen to be installed (STCA). The rest of the floor offers a walk-in store room; powder room; two bedrooms, each with ensuites; and the master retreat, with ensuite (separate WC) and own north-east facing balcony.
Glorious alfresco living in a sun-bathed courtyard setting, complemented with an immaculate lawn area. Charming double gates give generous access to the property, along with the outbuildings of a one bedroom s/c cottage, and a triple lock up garage. In recent time, the effort and care has been taken, along with extensive heritage consultation, to restore the verandah, all the windows, and replace the roof. Quoted by The Argus daily Melbourne newspaper in late 19th century, “as one of the most Beautifully-situated Seaside Mansions in Victoria”. The doors of opportunity are open again, to step into the historical tapestry of authentic nobility and grace that lives within Maytone. Dreams, and the belief that those dreams will come true, is the only metric that matters. Discerning lifestyle enthusiasts – seize this truly rare moment!