A “CRACKER” of a view of Hanging Rock, a passive solar design and bricks salvaged from an 1890s Myer building set this Woodend house apart from the rest.
The four-bedroom family home on a 17.4ha block at 93 Colwells Rd is up for auction tomorrow, November 10, at 3pm, with a $2.1-$2.3 million asking price.
RT Edgar’s Beverley Higgs expected a good turnout at the auction and multiple bidders to compete for the home.
“There are a broad range of buyers looking for a lifestyle change who are interested in the property,” she said.
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Ms Higgs said the property, named Creagmor, was a rare find in an “amazing” location.
“It’s in an amazing setting with a cracker of an aspect of the rock,” she said.
“It’s elevated and so private.”
Apart from its location directly opposite Hanging Rock, the construction of the traditional country house is one of a kind.
Displaying early Australian colonial architecture, the double-storey home was built by owners in 1996 with bricks salvaged from an 1890s Myer building.
“It has a nicely put-together timeless design,” Ms Higgs said.
Its north-facing design integrates passive solar principles with double glazed windows, solar hot water, 3kw solar panels and a heat recovery ventilation system.
As well as heating the house, the Aga provides stovetop and oven cooking and is supplemented by modern Miele and Asko appliances.
Passive heating is supplemented by a restored Aga stove fuelled by wood from the property and a 3m veranda surrounding the house that provides summer shade.
“All windows have spectacular views that allow the environment to become an integral part of daily life,” Ms Higgs said.
A stone open fireplace brings character and warmth.
The interior includes a country kitchen, dining and living areas, a library or lounge room, a study or fifth bedroom and a mudroom.
Fully fenced with four paddocks, the property is ideal for equestrian activities.
Currently running cattle and sheep, it includes stockyards, a large hay shed, plus ample tank and bore water supply.
Views of Hanging Rock are taken in along the meandering driveway to the house.
Other features include a mature orchard with heritage apples, an organic vegetable garden with polytunnel hothouse, a fox-proof chicken run and a small vineyard with 80 pinot noir grapevines.
The property runs sheep and cattle.
The property participates in the Mt Macedon-Cobaw biolink project to protect native animals and plants and has a newly established corridor of native plants running along the western boundary, Ms Higgs added.
Newham village, primary school, secondary school bus routes, V-Line train station and the Calder Highway are not far away.
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