On a sprawling 5,371m2 canvas, the illustrious ‘Manooka’ estate beckons, offering a window to a bygone era. At the end of a long tree-lined drive, this circa 1870 Victorian weatherboard masterpiece, in an enviable private location with commanding views of the viaduct, stands as a testament to timeless elegance. This is more than a mere property; it’s a piece of history with a bright future, boasting 4 bedrooms, one bath, two WCs and a wealth of untapped potential.
The moment you step foot within the welcoming entrance, the arresting beauty unfolds. The polished Baltic pine floorboards, soaring ceilings, deep skirting boards and the decorative fireplaces create an atmosphere that transcends time.
The initial glimpse of the interior presents a choice: to the left and right, 2 spacious bedrooms flank the hallway, promising versatile usage – as bedrooms or perhaps a formal living area. As you continue your journey, a nod to more modern times emerges, with a 1970s extension that reveals a spacious kitchen/meals/family area.
The kitchen itself, recently upgraded, showcases quality finishes, featuring granite stone benchtops, Blum soft-close drawers, a Scholtès induction cooktop, NEFF 1.5 wall ovens and an elegant glass splashback. Large picture windows bring the lush outdoors within, filling this space with light. This area leads into a practically positioned laundry area with a WC. Following this, a generously proportioned family bathroom further services a family’s needs, complete with a bath, shower and toilet.
A further descent into another extension reveals a sprawling expanse. A bedroom with a walk-in robe, a hallway teeming with storage options, a versatile studio/nursery/home office space or potential ensuite, and a grand living room with wood fire and vaulted ceilings, offering an ideal retreat for grandparents or additional family members. This section of the home also has direct access to the yard, making it flexible for multi-generational living and ultimate privacy.
With all that said, Manooka is in tune with the times, featuring solar roof panels generating 5.5kw of renewable energy. Town water and sewerage connections offer convenience. The solar-boosted electric hot water service and two split systems for heating and cooling in the living spaces ensure year-round comfort – one unit caters to the family living area, while the other embraces the vaulted ceiling living room, providing individual climate control.
The property has had several owners over the years, it has been fondly referred to as ‘The Citadel,’ once served as the residence of the old Butcher of Malmsbury and a head teacher of Malmsbury Primary School who spent considerable time developing the garden, the bones of which can still be seen today. With its commanding presence, rich history, and contemporary amenities, it stands as a majestic Victorian testament, over 150 years young and ready to embrace the future.
** We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.