Timeless style and elegance
Magnificent property reflects the design and grace of another era
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.