Linden Hall Salutes An Earlier Era Of Gracious Living Near Sydney, Australia

Front view
The estate is near Robertson in New South Wales, Australia.

If you’ve ever seen the 1995 film Babe, then you may recognize the rolling hills of the rural landscape surrounding the village of Robertson, about a two-hour drive from Sydney, Australia. They were the filming location used to depict England in the movie.

But what you may have not seen are the beautiful country estates that make up the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Linden Hall is one such property.

Seven years from planning to completion in 2007, the gated mansion designed by architect Richard Rowe takes its inspiration from a once gracious 19th-century Point Piper mansion that was destroyed by fire.

The grounds include gardens, forests and pasture land. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

Linden Hall is one such property.

Seven years from planning to completion in 2007, the gated mansion designed by architect Richard Rowe takes its inspiration from a once gracious 19th century Point Piper mansion that was destroyed by fire.

The ornately decorated formal dining room can accommodate a large party. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

And while the seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home draws on the past, it is fully equipped for present-day living.

A column-supported grand portico partially covering the driveway sits at the front entrance to the house. A pair of lion statues guards the water of a fountain set nearby.

A glass-walled room takes in the garden setting. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

Encompassing a massive 2,000 square meters, or about 21,500 square feet, the two-level residence is entered through an elegant marble foyer topped by a central glass dome. Doors off the foyer open to formal and informal living spaces.

A home theater, a billiards room and a below-grade 4,200-bottle wine cellar clad in wood are among the many rooms.

A summer house sits off the swimming pool. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

The formal dining room features a fireplace, rich décor and ample seating for 15, while a glass-sided atrium is designed for casual garden dining.

Glass doors open to green expanses of lawn are dotted with statuary, plantings and water elements.

Glass doors fold back to connect the summer house to the pool deck and al fresco dining area. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

The 80-hectare, nearly 200-acre, site consists of pastureland, forests and manicured gardens. The property supports a premium beef cattle herd.

Guest cottages, a swimming pool with the mosaic tile initials LH embedded in the bottom, a summer house and vegetable and herb gardens complete the grounds.

A column-supported portico marks the entrance to the mansion. (PRIVATE PROPERTY GLOBAL)

Ken Jacobs of Private Property Global is the listing agent for 166 McEvilly Road, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia. The asking price is available on request.

A treetop walk and natural waterfalls are among Robertson area attractions. Local eateries include the Robertson Pie Shop, known for its savory and sweet choices, and the café at the Robertson Cheese Factory, with a dairy store offering local cheeses, ice cream and gelato. Besides dairy, potato farming is also a major contributor to the local economy.

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.

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