It’s not very often that you see historic acreage holdings come to market a stone’s throw from one of the regions fastest growing communities and yet set in very private surrounds overlooking Lake Connewarre.
‘Toorang’, at 405 Melaluka Road, sits just outside of Leopold’s developing area on 45 acres of rural land offering exclusive lake frontage living with extensive water views.
A fine and unique example of its time, ‘Toorang’ offers a rare opportunity to own one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most significant homes.
Originally built in 1853, this romantic Italianate homestead has retained much of its original features and charm, with an elegant living extension that emulates a luxe French farmhouse feel.
Bellarine Property’s Lee Martin said that there had been significant interest in this style of property in recent years.
“The sale of Queenscliff’s ‘Lathamstowe’ last year was one of many recent examples illustrating the strength of the market for Victorian-period residences.
“Toorang would have to be one of the most unique and impressive properties across the entire area.”
A stunning open plan living extension with French provincial influences was completed in 1992.
Toorang was once home to the Rev. Dr Alexander Campbell, one of the founding fathers of The Geelong College.
The north-west entry faces Geelong CBD, looking out upon manicured courtyard gardens with a wide veranda
that wraps the home, and French-door access from living zone and minor bedrooms.
A grand entrance hall reveals polished timber floors, soaring 12ft ceilings and ornate cornices.
An elegant ballroom with open fireplace faces east soaking in a sparkling Lake Connewarre vista.
Family Christmas is imagined in this grand space with impressive views and traditional fireplace with open plan living
beneath dramatic vaulted ceilings, every inch of the space enjoys water views.
Shutter windows open to experience a coastal breeze by night.
Upstairs there is an observation deck providing exceptional 360-degree coast and city views.
The southern end of the home is a selfcontained guest wing with living, bathroom and kitchen. A self-contained four- to fivebedroom barn accommodation provides potential for bed-and-breakfast income,
or this quaint building could alternately be used as guest accommodation for friends and family.
There is an indulgent saltwater inground pool with shady pool house for those hot summer days.
The paddocks are fully fenced and shaded for cattle with a large hay and tack shed, cattle ramp and stable.
Relaxed and secluded, with the benefit of Leopold shops and schools only a few minutes away, properties such as this are
a rare find. Don’t miss the opportunity to become the next custodian of this muchloved and historic residence.
To be sold via expressions of interest closing December 6 at 4pm with a price guide of $3.3 million.
For more information, phone Lee Martin on 0400 957 839.