The Ripponlea Estate is lovely place isn’t it? It was built by Sir Frederick Sargood and his wife Marian in 1868 when he purchased 42 acres of fantastic land. When Frederick died in 1903 other owners took it upon themselves to extend and remodel the home to what we have today. I think each family did a fantastic job of keeping Frederick’s idea alive but including their own taste of what a home should look like. You can view more of this property on life_student’s flickr set (all images Â© to him) and get more on the background of the home on Wikipedia.