from around 1827, Alloway Bank is a historic colonial homestead and ‘‘ one of the best presented properties of the age’’, according to listing agent James Lindsay of James Lindsay Real Estate, Bathurst.
The home’s original owner was Captain John Piper ( Piper also owned the land on Sydney Harbour that now bears his name — Point Piper).
The property is on nearly 11ha just outside Bathurst and boasts rural views. It has six bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
There’s a swimming pool and tennis court, a building with 14 brick stables, tack room and carriage house, a double garage, workshop and grooms’ quarters. There are also two separate two- bedroom and threebedroom cottages on the property.
The property is for sale by expressions of interest. Address: Alloway Bank, 346 Eleven Mile Drive, Bathurst, NSW Price: between $ 3 million and $ 4 million 2BUILT
on around 0.8ha of land on the banks of the Tamar River, this Tudorstyle confection would work as either a huge family home or a B& B.
It has seven bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas and a formal dining room. There’s a bar and billiard room, office, cloak room, indoor heated pool and sauna, tennis court and double garage. It has 100m of water frontage and a private jetty. Launceston is 20 minutes away by road.
Selling agent is Angela Edwards, 41 Degrees Real Estate, Launceston. Address: 357 Windermere Road, Windermere, Tasmania Price: offers over $ 1.1 million 3BUILT
on 4.7ha, five minutes’ drive from Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, the home of stonemason Frank Pietrobon and wife Jo is an expertly crafted home constructed in stone.
It features 115 tonnes of hand- cut Carey Gully stone ( together with 55,000 Littlehampton red bricks). It has been built on an open ridge top with bush views and views as far as Saint Vincents Gulf.
It has four bedrooms, living areas both upstairs and down and a study. The home has a two- car stone garage, a tool shed, a bore linked to 30,000- gallon water storage and an orchard with fruit and olive trees.
Selling agents are Tom Bailey and Anne Einarson of Toop & Toop, Stirling. Address: 20 Upper Sturt Road, Crafers West, South Australia Price: $ 1.7 million