48 Baker Road was built to nourish a fervent mind. It is the love child of an interesting man who was known as Minor Millikin Markle III - a graduate Oxford and Princeton. The house was both his peace and his palace. The unhindered bushland that surrounds it, his refuge and his delight. Minor’s love of friends, history, knowledge, architecture and craftsmanship define everything about this legendary property.
Having designed every single detail and laid many of the bricks himself, Minor’s home is nothing short of remarkable -
•A grand library to house his thirst for knowledge
•Spacious rooms to hang his beloved works of art and antiques collection
•a wide colonnaded verandah with a wonderful north-facing aspect that overlooks his peaceful bushland acreage.
A perfect spot for his fondly remembered Mint Julep parties.
•beautiful open fireplaces with marbled hearths and detailed mantles to provide a calming social ease when he was surrounded by friends
•ornate cornices and mouldings created by talented craftsman who worked at their own pace to ensure perfection, authenticity and quality.
These were the kind of people Minor particularly admired.
•a timeless marble entrance that made everybody feel welcome and special from the moment they walk through the door. With guests seated in the rooms
adjoining the elaborate foyer, Minor’s friends were treated to wonderful private recitals from the 1810 grand fortepiano. The acoustics were spectacular.
•A library that spans from the floor to ceiling 4m above
•A spacious drawing room with a stunning chandelier
•A divine dining room with another stunning chandelier
•The West Room – a quite retreat (slippers, dressing gown, an aperitif?)
•hobby/studio…just so you can indulge yourself in something rewarding
•380 sqm of internal living space
•81 sqm of verandah
•Full boundary fences
•4.15 ha of superb Australian bush complete with wildlife