Head down a long driveway, beneath a leafy canopy of dense tree-planting, and arrive at Karalee, a circa-1977 dwelling perched on the deep-profile red soils of about 12.95 hectares that take in dramatic vistas of Hanging Rock.
- Keatings Real Estate: 5427 2999
- Reserve Price: $1.4 million
- Auction: October 26 at 11am
- Find out more about this property on domain.com.au
Surrounded by established gardens, the house couples with a studio (attached to the double carport) that has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and verandahs – perhaps a future Airbnb prospect?
The architect-designed main residence has three fitted bedrooms and a study that could serve as a fourth. The large main bedroom is upstairs, under a soaring timber-lined vaulted ceiling. It has polished floorboards and large windows, as well as access to a balcony providing uplifting views.
A pleasing retreat space, it also has a walk-in robe, and a big dual-basin en suite with clawfoot tub and timber vanity.
One of the minor bedrooms connects with a smaller multi-purpose space that neighbours a powder room. The main bathroom has an enclosed toilet and a third is beside the laundry.
The living domain, with the kitchen at the centre, stretches its floorboards the full width of the house. The lounge area has a brick fireplace, while the family-dining space has a wood heater and split-system. Both these areas open to the wraparound verandah (as does one of the bedrooms).
The kitchen, with a stack of open display shelves, has timber benches and a magnificent Rayburn cooker through which runs the gas hydronic heating throughout the house.
Linking with an expansive timber deck and covered dining/entertaining area, an inground pool rimmed with more decking will prove a welcome break from work on the farm and a family gathering point come summertime.
This excellent property also has six paddocks, potable bore water to the house, water tanks and troughs, a chicken coop, cattle yards, wood store, and a hay shed and large workshop/machinery shed.