1 Bowden Street Birregurra
LUMEAH - DINE OUT ON GRAND RURAL LIFESTYLE
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“Lumeah”, circa 1896, is changing hands for the first time in 20 years, offering a rare opportunity to acquire a prized rural homestead on a small acreage in the heart of the foodie hub of Birregurra.
The 1.755 hectares (approx. 4.3 acres) property, a few minutes’ drive from the world-renowned Brae restaurant and next door to the local golf club, fronts the Barwon River and enjoys sweeping views to the Otways.
The property also has a commercially registered kitchen for a chef or foodie fanatic wanting to operate cooking classes or a catering business to join the likes of local favourites Brae, Yield Restaurant and Providore and the Royal Mail Hotel.
The homestead, which has featured in designer magazine Country Style, is an expansive family-size home with potential to further restore it to its grand origins.
A new magnesium swimming pool and wide open spaces for kids to run free add to the family appeal.
The home, which has been restumped and rewired, boasts heritage features including iron lacework, leadlight, hallway arch, timber floors, working fireplaces, original ceiling roses and cornices.
Plenty of room to move is a hallmark of the home, with three large bedrooms accessed off a wide entry hallway, a fourth bedroom or study with direct access to the verandah, a central bathroom big enough to be a bedroom, chef's kitchen, extensive family dining space, two lounge areas and wraparound verandah.
Enjoy spectacular views from the verandah, garden or through floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen and north-facing conservatory.
The kitchen is designed to deliver the best of country cooking, with the centrepiece a double Falcon oven with four-burner cooktop, wok burner and electric simmer plates. The homestead has retained its original walk-in pantry, while a butler’s pantry has been added to accommodate modern cooking appliances and needs.
There’s also a hand-built woodfire pizza oven on the back deck, perfect for family gatherings.
Other highlights include a large family laundry, mud room with Velux roof window, two wood-burning stoves, gas central heating, split systems, three-car garage with workshop/storage space, and separate garden shed/studio.
A kitchen garden includes loads of space to grow vegies, thriving fruit trees and a netted chook run/aviary.
Lumeah is a five-minute drive to Birregurra Railway Station and the train to Geelong, Warrnambool and Melbourne, a half-hour drive to the beach at Lorne and less than an hour from Geelong.
Regarding 1 Bowden Street Birregurra