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36 Hunter Street Chewton VIC

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Lanherne House c1856
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Built-in the heart of the gold rush era, Lanherne House is the quintessential country Victorian residence, brimming with a rich history. On a generous allotment of approximately 2133sqm with a north-facing aspect and views to the Castlemaine Diggings National Park and crown land at the boundary, this is a hidden gem in the heart of the Chewton village.
The original residence of the Gold Commissioner, the home still retains an abundance of period features, with wide verandahs, French doors in every room, pine lining boards and pressed metal ceilings. Featuring a spacious east-facing kitchen living area, central hallway to formal dining/sitting room with bow window and French doors to the north verandah, main bedroom with ensuite, robes, three further bedrooms, family bathroom with claw foot bath and shower, separate toilet and laundry. Improvements include gas ducted heating, solid fuel heating in the family area, plus split system and ducted cooling. Externally the charming English style country garden, with its sweeping lawns, includes a solar-heated salt chlorinated swimming pool, a large pool house complete with a bathroom, full kitchen for entertaining, sitting room/bedroom and ideal teenage retreat/studio or guest retreat plus original shedding and carport.
The rich history of Lanherne House includes a long association with the iconic Red Hill Hotel. A large gold nugget discovered behind the property financed the build of the hotel. An underground tunnel ran behind the bar of the hotel and exited at the back of the property. With a 6.00 pm curfew, and when raided, the customers eluded the police by escaping through the tunnel exiting, just behind the pool house fence.
With its significant historical connection within the village of Chewton, the iconic Red Hill Hotel and the alluvial goldfields at your doorstep, this is a rare offering not to be missed. Lanherne House is country gold.

Property Information

  • Residential Sale
  • $1,650,000-$1,750,000
  • VIC
  • Chewton
  • House
  • For Sale
  • 192 sqm
  • 2133 sqm
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Inspection Times

Saturday, 4 December
11:15 am - 11:45 am