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Kilmore historical gem hits market

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19 November 2023
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Record price paid for Broadford owner-built home. Langdale, an iconic KIlmore property, is a rare opportunity to own a piece of local history.

The four-bedroom house on 1966sq m at 34 Fitzroy Street (pictured above) was built around 1915 by pioneers who journeyed from their farm near Goldie.

Fresh on the market and priced at $880,000-$920,000, it has already caught the eye of local and Melbourne buyers, according to Barry Plant Mitchell Shire agent Kieran Knight.

“Many buyers have been attracted to this unique home on the hill,” he said.

Drawn to its history, quality restoration and serene location, more than 40 groups have already visited the standout property with stunning views.

Near the golf course and tranquil trails of Monument Hill, the elevated home has captivating vistas of well-maintained gardens, picturesque surroundings and spectacular sunsets.

The owners who have lived there for about five years restored the house to its former glory, Mr Knight said.

Adorned by features of a bygone era, it displays ornate verandahs, exquisite stained glass panels, elegant arches, pressed metal ceilings, Baltic floorboards and fireplaces.

A grand hallway and formal lounge room harks back to a bygone era, while the heart of the home with its spacious kitchen, family and dining areas, displays touches of modern styling.

Tasmanian oak flooring brings warmth to the kitchen where a traditional cooker and exposed original brickwork co-exist perfectly with the quality appliances.

The main bedroom is a luxurious retreat with a walk-in robe and chic ensuite, while three additional bedrooms share a renovated bathroom.

Notable features include a versatile upstairs space ideal as a study, a cellar ripe for refurbishment, and a new garage with power and concrete flooring.

Mr Knight said the market had picked up in the Mitchell Shire and there was confidence among buyers.

“The market is buoyant with good numbers attending opens,” he said.

“There is strong demand, from first-home buyers and investors to those upgrading to luxury lifestyle properties.”

He pointed to the 21.59ha property at 190 Ryans Rise, Clonbinane, which was snapped up for $1.185 million, a whopping $195,000 above expectations.

Originally a private sale, the three-bedroom house with multiple living zones went to auction because of strong interest.

A Melbourne buyer wanting a tree-change outbid two locals to win the keys to the property, which is nestled amid the scenic contours of Mt Disappointment.

“They found this lifestyle home with awesome views simply irresistible,” Mr Knight said.

“It was their chance to get away from the city to a more peaceful life out here in the country.”

And in Broadford, a four-bedroom house on 809sq m at 68 Hamilton Street, has sold for a record $825,000, after going under contract within two weeks of listing.

“This is the highest price paid for a residential house on a block of less than 1000sq m in the area,” Mr Knight said.

The local buyer was impressed by the custom-built home, which displays a quality finish and premium fittings.

Extensive storage space, extra tall ceilings and doors, double-glazed windows, and all the modern conveniences, add to its appeal.

Real estate & property news
19 November 2023
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