An open home worth attending this weekend: Victoria

The Victoria-located 214 Andersons Road, Barrabool is a six-bedroom, two-bathroom, four garage space offering that has a history behind it.

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With five acres, it includes an original homestead, circa 1860, and has many period style elements that any heritage enthusiast will enjoy that have been contemporised. The front of the home retains the style of the 1800s. It is fondly called Strathlachlan.

The homestead once housed Scottish pioneer James Anderson who emigrated to Australia in 1848, where he bought 13 acres of land at Ceres. He then bought this property. It was retained in the family for many years, despite some subdivision of the estate, and is referenced in a 1920s Camperdown Chronicle obituary

With a glass atrium, 12 foot ceilings, Baltic pine and hardwood floors, fireplaces in all rooms and timber clad ceilings, it has beautiful photographs that speak of updated history.

There is a mezzanine study above the kitchen, and each part of the home appears to have a quirk or a story, such as the vanity - created from an antique Chinese cabinet - and the property's rear - being created from the Highton Dance Hall.

The property also has a solar heated pool, and has been rewired and restumped.

However, it also has another significant benefit. With a mixed fruit orchard and Pinot Fris vines, that produce 200 bottles per season, a kitchen garden, chicken coop, shed and three acre fenced paddock, there's an outdoor opportunity.

Asking for offers over $2 million, it's worth a visit.

Property Observer notes that the property was purchased by the current vendor with the intent to renovate and bring it up to its current condition.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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