305 Beenak Road, Wandin North VIC 3139
CLASSIC YARRA VALLEY ICON CIRCA 1870’S House - Property ID: 957460
If these walls could talk there’d be a lifetime of stories to tell! Steeped in history, this Victorian homestead has stood for almost 150 years, surrounded by the ever-changing beauty of Wandin North. Let yourself be whisked back to a time when a horse and buggy was your ride, an open fireplace was a necessity and the vast, untouched surrounding landscape extended as far as your eye could see.
This home (circa 1870) showcases much of the original charm and character of yesteryear, with contemporary conveniences added for modern day comfort. If the whispers are true, this fantastic original character weatherboard home may have existed to accommodate traveling guests in the era of Cobb and Co. The dwelling features primarily original rooms, offering the undeniable appeal of polished floorboards, soaring 12-foot ceilings, decorative cornices and original dado panelled ceilings.
The impressive entryway and door, along with some of the double hung windows boast original glass panels, and the wide hallway leads to the four large bedrooms, three with working fireplaces. The remaining original rooms include a charming formal lounge with wood heater and a large bathroom with a cast iron claw foot bath.
The more recent addition to the home incorporates the old with the new, flowing seamlessly into an open living zone with split system, dining and lounge space, French doors and bi-fold door access to the rear deck. The kitchen offers a fantastic concealed butler’s pantry, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar.
Step outside onto the stunning wraparound verandah and you can almost imagine a horse clip-clopping past, conjuring up nostalgia whilst admiring the authentic design of the rolled verandah. Wide decks are situated at the front and the rear of the home, allowing for morning and afternoon sun, as well as far reaching views. The surrounding paddocks stretch out beyond the
boundaries of this three-acre (approx.) property, and the extensive list of fruit trees will impress those who enjoy a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Also housed on this impressive rolling block is the oversized shedding, which incorporates a large open entertaining area, also suitable for a covered kids zone or carport, as well as the laying boxes for the hens, the open shelter adjoining the paddock and the lockable stalls.
An extra-large garage accommodates up to three cars, and adjoins an old cool room (circa 1930s), which has been converted into a recreation area or studio with dual access points and a wood heater.
The rear boundary of the property is marked by a spring fed creek meandering its way through the undulating paddocks. Home to Platypus and ducks, this offers unique appeal alongside the vast yard and paddock.
With dual driveways, under house storage, a neatly maintained yard and so much character on offer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more authentic or well-kept original 1870’s home. Create your own lifetime of memories in a house that’s stood the test of time and holds so much history within its walls.
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- Land Size Approx. - 3.2 acres