Time­less style and el­e­gance

Mag­nif­i­cent prop­erty re­flects the de­sign and grace of an­other era

Shepparton News - SN Local Real Estate - - AGENT’S CHOICE -

A peace­ful ru­ral re­treat fea­tur­ing the splen­did ar­chi­tec­ture of a by­gone era will be auc­tioned by Kevin Hicks Real Es­tate on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5.

The Chateau is well known through­out the re­gion as an iconic Dookie dis­trict man­sion and sits on 21.07ha of fer­tile and sought-af­ter Dookie soil.

Built in 1886 by John Cur­tain for his fam­ily, the house over­looked a vine­yard, and in re­cent times has been home to the Moy­lans, who have spent time and ef­fort re-stor­ing the prop­erty to its for­mer glory. A gravel drive­way me­an­ders its way through the prop­erty, lead­ing to the foot­steps of the clas­sic home, with its wel­com­ing re­stored ve­ran­dahs the per­fect place to sit and en­joy a the views over­look­ing the pic­turesque Dookie dis­trict.

The dou­ble-storey home com­prises five bed­rooms up­stairs with fur­ther ac­com­mo­da­tion in the orig­i­nal maid’s quar­ters at the back of the home.

These two sep­a­rate struc­tures cre­ate a pri­vate court­yard with brick paving and un­der­cover en­ter­tain­ing area with spa. Down­stairs is ded­i­cated to liv­ing and en­ter­tain­ing in two sep­a­rate liv­ing spa­ces, with pe­riod fea­tures in­clud­ing open fire­places, high ceil­ings, dec­o­ra­tive plas­ter­work, tim­ber stair­case and func­tional coun­try-style kitchen.

The home also has a large cel­lar with stairs and trap­door ac­cess that once housed the wine pro­duced on the nearby land. Es­tab­lished ma­ture trees and gar­dens pro­vide pri­vacy with se­cure fenc­ing sep­a­rat­ing the home from the abun­dant farm shed­ding in­clud­ing a shear­ing shed, ma­chin­ery shed and barn, which have their own drive­ways.

The fer­tile, red gran­ite soil is scat­tered with Mur­ray pine trees and of­fers graz­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to suit most small farm­ing needs for stock, with troughs to pad­docks. The Chateau will suit the life­style buyer look­ing for tran­quil­lity and who will ap­pre­ci­ate the splen­did ar­chi­tec­ture of a by­gone era.

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