Happy house hunters: Family of four fall in love with Highton oasis

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


Six months of property searching has paid off for a family eager to call Highton’s home.

Current Melbourne residents Stewart and Kate Landells, and children Mackenzie and Owen, are making great efforts to move into their new residence in Manor Crescent, after securing the keys to the property at an auction on Saturday.

Stewart and Kate Landells with children Mackenzie and Owen and sales agent McGrath, Newtown agent Wayne Baker.


The family held out more than other bidders and paid $2.34 million for the leafy five-bedroom, three-bathroom home atop Queens Park.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


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“It was a milestone, ticked all the boxes,” said Mr. Landells.

McGrath, Michael Marmora, Newtown auctioneer, and agent Wayne Baker.


The family will feel like they’re on permanent vacation with a pool, water feature, and bamboo and tropical gardens (including one on the rooftop) to enjoy.

The auction attracted a large crowd including Buxton, Newtown agent Scott Roncon who was bidding on behalf of a local buyer.


Not to mention the luxurious touches including Versace wallpaper and Lucretia pendant lighting, a stylish kitchen with ceramic countertops, coffee nook and Siemens double wall oven.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


And a large wardrobe, complete with a laundry sled, off the upstairs master bedroom can provide an incentive to go to the shops.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


“I haven’t bought shoes in a long time, so I’d like to buy more,” Landells said.

The 747-square-meter property is listed with a price hope between $2.19 million and $2.4 million.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


McGrath, Newtown agent Wayne Baker said he was pleased with the outcome for all parties.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


In addition to local and potential Melbourne buyers, the popular property has sparked international interest from Singapore.

“Everyone is thrilled, it’s just one of the most luxurious homes I’ve had the honor to sell,” Baker said.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


“It went to a lovely family and the sellers have done it well.”

Baker said the sellers have put in a lot of tough yaka since buying the property in 2017 for $860,000.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


“It’s unique, special and beautifully updated,” he said.

“They reconstructed the original house, kept the first and second levels, and completely redeveloped and added another level.”

The house has cooler heating and cooling ducts and double-glazed windows.

Other features include a media room with an open fireplace and a home office with two built-in desks and lockers.

Manor Crescent, Highton sold for $2.34 million at auction.


The property is within walking distance of the Barron River and Queens Park Golf Club.

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