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This is no mansion by the standard of some of its Mount Macedon neighbours, but it contains the best private collection of 18th and 19th century porcelain in the southern hemisphere.A collection that’s said to be equal to some of the best in Europe is housed in an unprepossessing brick bunker on Melbourne’s own back doorstep.On account of the 80-year-old having just climbed out of his Rolls Royce, our unofficial tour begins in the garage.It contains a stack of stained glass windows purchased from Hearst Castle, the landmark Californian mansion of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst which is now a state historic park.
“Some of them date from the Middle Ages,” Stokes explains.
“Lit up with lights behind them they will be magnificent – although we might have to build another room.” Through the side door of the utilitarian concrete space it’s the visual equivalent of entering an air-conditioned room on a 42-degree day.