Apollo Bay357 Barham River Road

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In 1925 Australian writer Gordon Young, after many years of international travel, discovered Apollo Bay and purchased some rural acres in the Barham Valley. He set about searching for a stylish home befitting both the view and the property and decided upon a Californian Bungalow which was duly flat packed and shipped from California in 1925 and constructed using both American and local timbers. This elegant and romantic property is set high on the hills of the Barham Valley, looking through the valley and countryside to the sea in the distance. This elegant property comes to the market on 1 acre of land and is neighboring the original farm managers residence.

This grand property is a slice of history and is full of old world charm, it is easy to imagine sitting on front the porch watching the world go by. The ground floor has a large living area, a formal dining room and separate kitchen. A large pantry and shower to the rear of the kitchen. There are also two large bedrooms and the main bathroom on this floor.

The main timber staircase leads to 2 more bedrooms and a large living area with amazing views over the hills and the valley. There are fire places in both the kitchen and the main living area.

The gardens that surround this property have an old English garden feel about them in fact many of the seeds found their way on passing ships to Melbourne from England. You would be forgiven for feeling like you have stepped back in time as this property is full of romance and charm. Famous artists such as Arthur Streeton and Frank Sherrin were entertained here. This would be a wonderful guest house, a home for a family or a retreat for someone wanting to be free from the hustle and bustle of life and escape to the country.

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  • Street Address: 357 Barham River Road
  • Town: Apollo Bay
  • Property Type: House
Cate Thomas

Cate Thomas

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M: 0458586540

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