Having too much money is a chore. All that cash piling up around the house, making you feel guilty for not cleaning it up and putting it in a drawer. If you’re not careful, your spare banknotes will flutter around the backyard and end up clogging the pool filter.
If this is a problem you’re familiar with, you may be interested to hear that the Birregurra property next to Brae, one of the country’s most lauded restaurants, is for sale.
Designed as the holiday home of Sir Charles Sladen, the sixth premier of Victoria, RippleVale house was built in 1871. The 190-acre estate has two residences; a six-bedroom homestead with 20-foot cathedral ceilings, a grand dining room and a somewhat smaller two-bedroom cottage.
The estate also offers a two-room cellar, tennis court, stables, historic shearing shed and a rambling orchard to complete the country dream.
Keen readers may recall the previous owner of RippleVale (which is on the market as a private sale) let high-flying Brae guests park their private helicopters on the property while they dined.
RippleVale House is on the market for upwards of $4 million, which should leave plenty of change for regular dinners next door.