181 Harkaway Road, Harkaway

Where do we even begin with a house like this? 

The only way to tell that 181 Harkaway Road isn't smack-bang in the middle of Tuscan wine-country is by the gum trees and surrounding Australian shrubbery in the background of these awesome pictures. We're looking at one of the finest pieces of Italian-inspired design outside of the Mediterranean.

Originally serving as a horse-racing facility, this Harkaway gem was re-shaped and re-purposed in 2005 to become a beautiful four bedroom home, overlooking some of the finest scenery in Victoria. Oh, and it's also a car-lovers paradise, with a fully functional 30-metre x 20-metre workshop and a purpose-built go-kart race track.

But these features are far from untouched. The workshop was once used by the Porsche racing team and the go-kart track has a lap record that is held by Bathurst winner, David Reynolds. The owner is Max Twigg - decorated Australian driver who clearly has some big connections in the industry.

Beyond the frankly bonkers perks of the property, the villa includes an emphasis on laidback yet opulent Italian living, with huge entertainment areas, a vast pool and outdoor area that's characterised by summer-stained sandstone, vivid greenery and superb gardening, marble columns, kitchen, and fireplace, as well as multiple bedrooms and bathrooms fit for a king and his queen.

181 Harkaway Road is currently on the market with an apparent asking price of $13.5 million on behalf of Paul Dabb at Barry Plant Real Estate and Marty Fox of WHITEFOX.