AN 1890s Macedon Ranges wool shed converted into a family home has been bagged by city buyers.
The buyers living in a Melbourne bayside suburb splashed $967,000 on the three-bedroom home on a 2.1ha block at 23 Knights Lane, Spring Hill, about 100km from the CBD.
Jellis Craig’s Terry Gibson said the property named The Woolshed drew huge interest from buyers across Melbourne during the short time it was on the market.
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The shed had been renovated and extended by local owners to include comfortable living areas, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
CoreLogic records show the sellers bought the old woolshed in 2004 for $182,500.
Mr Gibson said they then set about transforming it into a comfortable family home while retaining its original character.
They have now moved to a larger property in the area, he added.
Mr Gibson said the buyers were drawn to the home because of its size and style.
“The property is well appointed and presents beautifully,” he said.
“It is just the right size for the buyers who also love its character, privacy and rustic feel.”
The property is ideal for a modern family.
The home includes an open-plan kitchen and dining area with a cellar plus a separate lounge room with french doors opening to a north-facing entertainment deck.
“The interior is warm and comfortable with fireplaces and polished floorboards,” Mr Gibson said.
“And the sunny deck is draped with a wisteria vine.”
There are two fully lined ceiling lofts for storage and sleeping, plus a studio with a bathroom, kitchenette and potbelly fire, perfect for guests or as a workspace.
The sun-drenched deck for outdoor entertaining.
The ideal hobby farm also includes a small stable, workshop, a machinery or hay shed, three horse paddocks, water tanks and spring-fed bore.
With a small orchard and vegetable garden, the tranquil country property is a 15-minute drive from Kyneton and Daylesford.
Mr Gibson said Spring Hill attracted buyers seeking a lifestyle change within easy access of schools, the freeway and V/Line train services.
CoreLogic records show the property is the third to sell in the tightly held hamlet this year.
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