First time offered, this European landmark residence was imported from Hamburg in 1852 as numbered planks during the gold rush era and such is its significance that the exterior is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Sitting on approx. 1.15 acres, the residence has been extensively repaired since 2004 to bring back it’s grandeur by its current owner artist Lyndal Jones. its kitchen and bathroom spaces are architect designed.
Located right behind Avoca’s main street, the residence overlooks an abundance of parkland and the Avoca river capturing the beautiful landscape nature has on offer – all visible from the large balcony.
Internally the residence offers 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs , the master complete with fire place and balcony spanning the width of the home. Downstairs there are 2 living areas, an additional bedroom (currently used as an office), kitchen with pergola access and separate lounge and dining rooms onto a conservatory. There are 5 fireplaces throughout the residence, original wide floorboards throughout and high ceilings amongst many other attributes that will only be marveled upon a walk through.
Externally, a large professional painters studio built in the 70’s with historic clerestory providing even light throughout and an extensive wood lined workshop which was a former shop provide further areas of interest.
The garden, with a number of huge eucalypts and a 100-year-old olive tree, has been redesigned and planted with a focus on water conservation, by highly awarded landscape designer Mel Ogden. It now features embankments, wetland and local slate garden walls and courtyard. Over 100 native and fruit trees have since been planted and a large vegetable garden added with rosemary and pomegranate hedging. Elsewhere extensive saltbush hedging provides privacy.
Other notable features include, 80,000 litre underground water tank, solar panels, hydronic heating throughout the house, slow combustion stove that supports gas hot water, ample car spaces and NBN is available.
Only 2 hours from Melbourne, 45 minutes from Ballarat and set within the Pyrenees wine region this magical property needs to be seen in order to capture its beauty and charm.
An art project itself the property has its own website www.theavocaproject.com
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