Rare properties on offer in Victoria and South Australia
Former churches and historical school among extraordinary listings
From an urban warehouse conversion in an iconic railway substation to a country home with a historical school, the Barry Plant network across Victoria and South Australia has a plethora of properties to tempt all buyers. If you are wanting a life less ordinary, then take a look at these unusual listings.
Sale by SET DATE®: Closing May 30, 5 pm
About an hour from Adelaide, this unique property nestles in the valley between the Gilbert and Light rivers.
On the market for the first time, the 1850sq m parcel of land includes the former Church of St Thomas and rectory on separate titles.
Complete with its foundation stone of 1889 and the original working bell, the stone church features red brick quoins displays leadlight windows that offer tributes to locals, while the two-bedroom rectory boasts timber floors and metal ceilings.
The property is ideal for keen renovators, retirees, first-home buyers or anyone seeking a business opportunity.
Price guide: $1-$1.1 million
A converted railway substation, Mentone’s iconic Odeon art-deco apartment building is home to this three-bedroom warehouse conversion.
Filled with warmth and light, the stylish two-level dwelling showcases oak and stone accents throughout plus a living and dining area with an electric fireplace.
With a balcony overlooking landscaped gardens, the bayside property in the coveted Beaumaris and Mentone Girls’ Secondary College zones is near the train station and shops.
Price Guide: $2.3-$2.45 million
Live in the country and fly to work from this 109.27ha parcel of land that boasts a private airstrip.
Located 68km from the CBD, the property has stunning rural views and the potential to build a dream home and lifestyle. Ideal for horse enthusiasts or keen hobby farmers, it also offers the astute buyer a landbank opportunity in the Bacchus Marsh growth corridor.
For sale: Expressions of interest
Boasting its own school and cricket pitch, this four-bedroom family home with awesome views of the countryside is a rare find.
Set by the Loddon River 32km west of Bendigo, the property offers a peaceful rural lifestyle on a sprawling 1.01ha block with ample sheds, carports, water tanks and lawns.
Displaying the perfect blend of old and new, the house is attached to the former Newbridge School, circa 1866, which closed in 1993.
Well-presented throughout, it features multiple living areas, original ceilings and floors, a modern kitchen, and an outdoor entertainment space with a second kitchen.
For sale: $199,000
Perfectly preserved in the state’s mid-north about two hours north of Adelaide, the former St James Anglican Church is simply divine.
Built in 1894, the stone church with red brick feature quoins has the potential to be converted into a family home, weekender or holiday accommodation for travellers to use as a base to explore the Flinders Ranges.
The church stands on two blocks of about 4000sq m with scope for future subdivision, subject to council approval.