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Once in a while a prop­erty comes onto the mar­ket which is truly unique, a coun­try re­treat to en­joy a quiet life­style of pri­vacy and peace.

This 16 acre hold­ing, nes­tled amongst the rolling coun­try­side of Ton­im­buk and the mag­nif­i­cent Bun­yip State For­est, is one such of­fer­ing. The prop­erty is lo­cated on a sealed road ap­prox­i­mately five min­utes from the free­way and 50 min­utes from Mel­bourne. Ton­im­buk Eques­trian Cen­tre is just down the road and the Pak­en­ham Racing Club is a 20 minute drive. Ideal for the equine en­thu­si­ast, im­prove­ments in­clude a block of four sta­bles, tie-up rails, tack/feed room, sand based rid­ing arena, 24m x 8m pow­ered shed/work­shop with a con­crete floor and built-in work­bench, a load­ing race and hold­ing yards. Level to gen­tly un­du­lat­ing, the shel­tered acreage is di­vided into 6 pad­docks with post and rail fenc­ing plus hot wire, ac­cessed by an au­to­matic key pad en­try gate. How­ever, it is the res­i­dence that in­spires the imag­i­na­tion and sets this prop­erty apart. The two level home has been con­structed from re­cy­cled bricks, sourced from an his­toric Mel­bourne res­i­dence, giv­ing the ex­te­rior a time worn ap­pear­ance and old world charm. Re­claimed ma­te­ri­als also fea­ture in the in­te­rior with tim­bers from the orig­i­nal Neerim East hall, a sal­vaged stair­case, doors and dec­o­ra­tive shelv­ing. A fas­ci­nat­ing piece of his­tory is the boiler from an old pad­dle steamer dis­cov­ered in a dry river bed at Echuca, clev­erly con­verted to an out­door heater in the al­fresco.

All th­ese eclec­tic el­e­ments have been seam­lessly fused with mod­ern ameni­ties and com­forts, in­clud­ing split sys­tem air con­di­tion­ing on both lev­els, to cre­ate a stylish and wel­com­ing home. Flex­i­ble and spa­cious, the lay­out high­lights three bed­rooms, the main bed­room with a walk-in robe, en­suite, sit­ting area and a large mul­ti­pur­pose room on the sec­ond level, a gen­uine coun­try style kitchen/diner, liv­ing room, sep­a­rate for­mal din­ing room and a large home of­fice or fourth bed­room. A broad en­try hall fea­tures high ceil­ings, wide skirt­ing boards and warm, pol­ished tim­ber floor­ing. Di­rectly ahead the din­ing room with bi­fold doors con­nect­ing to the home of­fice cre­at­ing one large liv­ing space when all the friends and fam­ily come to visit.

To the left of the hall an in­trigu­ing tim­ber door re­veals the liv­ing room where a brick fea­ture wall ac­com­mo­dates a solid fuel heater. Be­hind the brick­work is the kitchen, an invit­ing work space with shaker style cab­i­netry, tim­ber lined ceil­ing and an im­pres­sive Smeg cooker set into the brick fire­place. A dish­washer and a walk-in pantry, util­is­ing the un­der stair space, are fur­ther fea­tures. Tall French doors from the kitchen, liv­ing room, din­ing room and the home of­fice al­low ac­cess to the veran­dah which wraps around to the cov­ered al­fresco. Re­turn­ing to the en­try hall, a broad cor­ri­dor leads right to the two sec­ondary bed­rooms, both with a walk-in robe, fam­ily bath­room, pow­der room and the laun­dry. Pri­vate and boast­ing splen­did views across to the state for­est, the main bed­room is a

is peace­ful respite from the lower level.

French doors open to a bal­cony, the per­fect spot to re­lax and en­joy the pic­turesque vista. The mul­ti­pur­pose room with its an­gled ceil­ing and ex­posed beams would be ideal as a stu­dio, nurs­ery or home gym. Well es­tab­lished, the sur­round­ing gar­dens in­clude weep­ing spec­i­men trees, lovely shade trees, an ar­ray of fruit trees and raised veg­gie boxes.

There is also a hen house, wood shed and a quaint trac­tor shed. Wa­ter for stock sourced from a spring fed dam which sup­plies the pad­dock troughs. This is in­deed a once in a life­time op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a unique prop­erty, full of his­toric el­e­ments and char­ac­ter, yet of­fer­ing all the mod­ern com­forts and con­ve­niences for to­day’s life­style. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion may be ob­tained by con­tact­ing the mar­ket­ing agent Mi­randa Pike from SEJ Real Es­tate War­ragul on 5622 3800 or 0404 193 205. Num­ber 780 Ton­im­buk Road, Ton­im­buk is for sale for $1,375,000.

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Can­dappa First Na­tional R/E

DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: DROUIN: 37 Tim­ber­top Cres. Sat 10.30 - 11am 139 Wil­lan­dra Circ. Sat 10.30 - 11am 36 Kens­ing­ton Sq. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon 18 Shake­speare Crt. Sat 12.30 - 1pm 22 Lyn­d­hurst Sq. Sat 1.30 - 2pm

Clark Next R/E

WAR­RAGUL: 40 Ca­son Cres. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 18 Richie Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 12 Bright Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am DROUIN: 2 Wa­ter­side Dve. Sat 11 - 11.30am DROUIN: 24 Set­tlers Rise. Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm WAR­RAGUL: 23 Ca­ton St. Sat 11 - 11.30am NEERIM SOUTH: 5 Townsend St. Sat 12.30 - 1pm DROUIN: 13 May­fair Dve. Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm DROUIN: 304 Set­tle­ment Rd. Sat 10.45 - 11.15am DROUIN: 7 Neerim St. Sat 10 - 10.30am WAR­RAGUL: 46 Wind­haven Dve. Sat 11 - 11.30am NILMA: 64 Camerons Rd. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WAR­RAGUL: 82 Bowen St. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 1 Al­bert Rd. Sat 1.30 - 2pm

DROUIN: 18A Ar­nup Cres. Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm WAR­RAGUL: 27 McMil­lan Dve. Sat 9.30 - 10am ELLINBANK: 124 Manns Rd. Sat 10.30 - 11am WAR­RAGUL: 4 Tat­ter­son Crt. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon WAR­RAGUL: 32 O’Dowds Rd. Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm WAR­RAGUL: 3/39 Brandy Creek Rd. Sat 1 - 1.30pm WAR­RAGUL: 329 Nor­manby St. 1.45 - 2.15pm WAR­RAGUL: 7 Bagot St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WAR­RAGUL: 31 Ar­madale Dve. Sat 12 - 12.30pm NEERIM SOUTH: 6 Ken­neth Crt. Sat 1 - 1.30pm WAR­RAGUL: 6 Paulan Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am WAR­RAGUL: 2/9 Archibald Cres. Sat 11 - 11.30am

First Na­tional R/E War­ragul

WAR­RAGUL: 140 Roberts Rd. Sat 9.30 - 10am NEERIM SOUTH: 29 Bur­ton­wood Crt. Sat 10 - 10.30am WAR­RAGUL: WAR­RAGUL: WAR­RAGUL: WAR­RAGUL: noon TRAFAL­GAR: 13 Wil­son Crt. Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm DROUIN: 3 Water­view Cl. Sat 1.30 - 2pm

Graeme Arthur­son R/E

DROUIN: 5 Ge­orge St. Sat 10.30 - 11am 18 Clif­ford St. Sat 11 - 11.30am 2 Hope St. Sat 11.30am - 12 noon 17 Sand­stock Dve. Sat 11.30am - 12

9 Rus­sell

St. Sat 11

- 11.30am

Har­courts R/E Drouin & Bun­yip

DROUIN: 15 Princes Ave. Sat 10 - 10.30am NEERIM JUNC­TION: 2973 Main Neerim Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am

DROUIN: 11 Palm Sq. Sat 11 - 11.30am

DROUIN: 5 Aper­loo Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am DROUIN: 6 Aper­loo Rd. Sat 11 - 11.30am NAYOOK: 159 Nayook-Pow­ell­town Rd. Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm

DROUIN: 13 Parkview Rd. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WAR­RAGUL: 2 Atkin­son Crt. Sat 12 - 12.30pm DROUIN: 104 Bex­ley Blvd. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 25 Kens­ing­ton Sq. Sat 1 - 1.30pm DROUIN: 8 Al­bert Rd. Sat 1.30 - 2.30pm DROUIN: 24 Church St. Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm

Quirk R/E

WAR­RAGUL: 55 Bur­ton St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WAR­RAGUL: 17 Dunn St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WAR­RAGUL: 19 Colin St. Sat 11 - 11.30am WAR­RAGUL: 4 Sil­ver­wood Dve. Sat 12 - 12.30pm WAR­RAGUL: 28 Eade Ave. Sat 12.30 - 1pm WAR­RAGUL: 23 High­land Way. Sat 1 - 1.30pm NEERIM EAST: 25 Vey­sey Rd. Sat 1 - 2pm

SEJ R/E

WAR­RAGUL:

88 North Rd. Thurs 5

- 5.30pm

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