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3380 Frankston Flinders Road Shoreham

There’s a touch of the Downtown Abby as you drive up the tree lined entrance; through  the front courtyard at the front of the home. You you see yourself; top hat and tails or perhaps in your hunting jacket, jodhpurs and riding boots, crop in one hand the other outstretched supporting your beautiful and loving wife as she alights the carriage drawn by 4 black Arabian stallions. A car seems somewhat out of place.

Pasadera is more than one of the most impressive properties on the peninsula. The dwellings and grounds literally radiate having a profound influence on all who visit; forged by a man named Bill, a character and a gentleman;  and the masterful instincts of the property owner Mr. Rusty French. Many would know Rusty, he owns and operates Skye Sands; and is best known for his achievements in motor sport. Rusty; who’s most comfortable having a coffee at the local café in Pearcedale; needed somebody to care for the property and found his custodian and now close confidant and friend, Bill (surname withheld); sitting on a council mower, cutting back the weeds from Mornington Tyabb Road. “That man is a good mower” he said; “he needs to work for me!” Using the lure of a brand new John Deere;  Rusty approached Bill with the prospect of leaving the council and taking up residence at Pasadera.  According to Bill the John Deere was a big incentive but he didn’t fall over with his legs in the air; Rusty had to put in a bit of work to get him over the line. After a robust negotiation in the homes wood-lined walled study, it was agreed that, for his services; Bill would receive accommodation, money for grub, a tank of fuel a week for his ute, beer rations of two cans, per day and the unwritten agreement of being left alone to do his work.

That was five years ago and now Bill, a single lad pushing 70, lives on the property in the caretakers’ house and tends to the upkeep of 115 acres of horse paddocks, orchards and vineyard as if he was navigating his own child through adolescence. Under his watch the grape harvest has doubled, the grounds are immaculate, the flora and fauna are alive, well-watered and thriving. Now single ladies before you make your booking at Brazilian Butterfly he isn’t the type you’ll find on Elite Singles Dating App; comfortable in his blundstone boots, footy socks, tradie shorts and flannel with his worn plastic ciggy case popping its head out of his top pocket. Sure, in his mind he’s a looker; he’s got an exceptional eye for horse flesh, a sharp mind, and can spot a pest from a mile away, but very happy in his own company, tending the horses and sitting on his old rocker enjoying an evening beverage.

Since Rusty plucked him off the council mower, trust; the kindness of men who’ve lived life on their terms and an uncompromising care for the place has seen the lads  fashion a property where the external atmosphere only need be inhaled and breathed into the dwellings to aliven this prestigious and unique peninsula landholding.

From a practical standpoint; Pasadera is a gold mine and awaits those with the entrepreneurial spirit. If you think the main house is inspiring the commercial applications will put lead in your pencil.  There’s opportunity to expand the already bountiful vine capacity, converting the stables into a cellar door/restaurant; grassed areas; tailormade for dinning marquees, parties and weddings.  If living on site; is not on your radar the scope for a corporate retreat, upmarket hotel and winery or equestrian enterprise is mind blowing; you can even land a helicopter on the front lawn.  Most won’t see the scene from a Charles Dickens novel, but those with a commercial drive should take note; this is a special place where between Bill and Rusty the spirit is there; you just need to pick up the ball and take a throw at the stumps.

Currently for sale through RT Edgar Flinders; Michael Parker priced between $13.75M – $15M it’s an investment that will endure the test of time.
Interest parties contact Michael Ph: 0428 540 500

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