WEL­COME TO ‘BRAKENRIDGE’

A PROP­ERTY OF IM­MENSE BEAUTY AND PO­TEN­TIAL

The Gazette Real Estate - - FRONT PAGE -

Aprop­erty of im­mense beauty and po­ten­tial, the home named ‘Brakenridge’ is po­si­tioned less than ten min­utes from the cen­tre of War­ragul, in the sought after Lil­lico re­gion, and is sur­rounded by over nine acres of ru­ral bliss. This is a rare op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a beau­ti­fully re­stored three bed­room Fed­er­a­tion home­stead with many rem­nant orig­i­nal fea­tures, along with a range of ex­cel­lent farm and busi­ness fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing an in­dus­trial sized shed, bi­tu­men drives, plenty of park­ing and use­ful an­i­mal fa­cil­i­ties. Man­i­cured gar­den sur­rounds the home and in­side is a com­bi­na­tion of at­trac­tively re­stored spa­ces and newer ex­ten­sions filled with rus­tic charm, all beau­ti­fully up­dated to suit a mod­ern life­style .

There are two sep­a­rate liv­ing spa­ces; a for­mal sit­ting room peace­fully lo­cated next to the front en­trance and fea­tur­ing an open fire place, pic­ture rails, the orig­i­nal dec­o­ra­tive plas­ter ceil­ings and at­trac­tive dou­ble hung win­dows. Tim­ber floors and high ceil­ings are con­sis­tent fea­tures through­out.

At the other side of the home is a very gen­er­ous open plan liv­ing zone, part of a newer ex­ten­sion to the orig­i­nal home­stead, and in­cor­po­rat­ing a large tim­ber kitchen, din­ing area, a sit­ting nook in a broad bay win­dow and a re­laxed fam­ily room. French win­dows and doors open south to the beau­ti­ful ve­ran­dah which wraps the home and slid­ing glass pa­tio doors at the rear connect to a fab­u­lous 6.2m x 5.8m al­fresco – all un­der roofline. Amaz­ing views across farm­land and on to the Strz­elecki Ranges are stun­ning. Clas­sic de­sign com­bines with mod­ern con­ve­nience in the spa­cious kitchen which in­cludes loads of stor­age, tim­ber cab­i­nets, con­tem­po­rary ap­pli­ances and white splash tiles. Well cho­sen tim­ber win­dows, at­trac­tive cor­nice, many pe­riod de­tails and the lovely real tim­ber floors pro­vide a seam­less flow be­tween the old and new sec­tions of the home. Each of the three bed­rooms is spa­cious with built in robes, ceil­ing fans, qual­ity car­pets and soft fur­nish­ings and the Fed­er­a­tion in­spired bath­room in­cludes a claw foot bath and pe­riod tiling. The large laun­dry is ex­cel­lent for coun­try liv­ing and a gabled dou­ble car­port, slightly de­tached from the rear of the home, has been thought­fully built with Fed­er­a­tion charm in mind.

Air con­di­tion­ing and a Coonara wood heater warm and cool the in­te­rior and a firepit sur­rounded by seat­ing, is a won­der­ful space for out­door sum­mer fun. Shed­ding in­cludes the 24m x 15m in­dus­trial space which is ex­cel­lent for a home busi­ness and of­fers three phase power (sep­a­rately me­tered), con­crete floors, a kitchen and doors on three sides. There’s also a sep­a­rate lockup shed of ap­prox­i­mately 8m x 11m with mez­za­nine, a three bay ma­chin­ery shed and other lock up spa­ces. Each of the un­du­lat­ing pad­docks have troughs and are ac­cessed via a cen­tral laneway with an­i­mal shel­ters in some pad­docks as well as a race, stock­yards and a chicken coop. ‘Brakenridge’ of­fers a beau­ti­ful home and ex­cit­ing life­style and is well po­si­tioned close to the con­ve­nience of War­ragul, yet sur­rounded by views, peace and ru­ral amenity!

John Rowe from Har­courts in War­ragul is your coun­try prop­erty ex­pert, who will proudly in­tro­duce you to this stun­ning prop­erty – call John on 0418 127 423 to or­gan­ise your pri­vate in­spec­tion. The price for 165 Christies Road in War­ragul is $1,149,000.

Your guide to War­ragul, Drouin, Baw Baw Shire and West Gipp­s­land Prop­erty

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