Flush with history and beauty is ‘Landscape’ c1838 one of the country’s most highly regarded and historically significant properties. With three kilometres of frontage to the Goulburn River this refined country retreat sprawls over 400 acres with an extra 40 leased acres. Over its history ‘Landscape’ has been a working rural holding and provides the infrastructure to continue successful agricultural pursuits.
Former owners include the late BHP Chairman Essington Lewis. Explorers Hume and Hovel reportedly camped at the property in 1824. The current owner bought the property in the 1990s and set about renovating the homestead. The interior was expertly designed by South Yarra interior designer Stuart Rattle. The elegant five or six bedroom homestead overlooks mature gardens and a stylish horizon pool. Extra wide verandahs wrap around most of the house. From within many rooms, such as in the modern kitchen are views to the rolling hills surrounding the farm and the landscaped gardens. Many of the period features remain and include multiple open fire places with decorative surrounds, and highly detailed ceilings such as in the main dining room. This room also features a bay window decorated with leadlight to mirror the windows in the adjoining kitchen.
The extensive farming infrastructure includes granite stables that are currently under lease to www.carltonclydesdales.com.au with a return of approx. $40,000.00pa). Three self contained cottages, well maintained machinery sheds, hay shed, cattle yards and a 12 acre vineyard of 90% shiraz and 10 % viognier round out the lifestyle options of offer. Balanced pastures, sheltered paddocks and 20-30 inch rainfall enhance this stunning property’s credentials for fattening, stud or equine pursuits. Unique and beautiful it is less than 75 minutes drive from central Melbourne and 45 minutes from Tullamarine Airport. ‘Landscape’ is located at 365 Upper Goulburn Road Tallarook. For more information and to arrange a private inspection contact Abercromby’s Real Estate Director Jock Langley on 0419 530 008 or (03) 9864 5300.
Abercromby’s Real Estate Pty Ltd, 1075 High Street Armadale Vic 3143