An idyllic piece of Gippslands history is being listed for sale for the first time since 1903 and offers a slice of rural heaven with all the delights of modern conveniences. Toureen offers you the new lifestyle you are looking for and all the opportunities that go with it.
Toureen is a 4.85-hectare (12-acre) corner block property that is truly unique, consisting of two dwellings, a home office/studio, a large workshop and working areas. This includes a 1917 three-bedroom, tuck-pointed brick villa; an imposing homestead; as well as a large 220 square metre barn that houses a studio apartment/home office complete with kitchenette, ensuite and secure parking for three cars.
This property can be more than a residence because it offers you the ability to mould the house to meet your own requirements. At Toureen you have the opportunity to host paying guests, run your own business or work from home. Subdivision would be an opportunity subject to council approval.
The three-bedroom villa shines a light on Australian Federation architecture with its leadlight entry, period fretwork on the front veranda, 11-foot (3.35 metres) set square ceilings featuring plaster ceiling roses as well as picture rails and timber fire mantles. All nestled under a terracotta tiled roof and tall chimneys.
Connected to the Villa by way of an atrium greenhouse, the homestead, which was built in 2001 is a modern living and entertaining oasis with a colonial, old-look charm.
The homestead has plush English axminster carpet throughout. The high-relief cornices and fireplace add glow to the open-plan living/dining area. The kitchen not only features the latest in kitchen appliances, but is also stylishly centred with an antique, 2.4-metre, marble-topped butchers counter. Upstairs, it continues with a full-floor bedroom retreat that features a parents retreat, two dormer window alcoves, a walk-in-robe and ensuite.
Toureen also features a generous alfresco entertainment area with weather-controlled roofing.
The homestead is connected to the 220 square metre barn which features a versatile, fully self-contained studio apartment/home office, secure parking for three cars and a large workshop and all the space to you need to pursue your own interests.
The property has town water, a comprehensive fire protection system, a bore, two dams, an abundance of flora and fauna and is set well back from the road offering complete privacy.
Toureen is conveniently located only one kilometre from Heyfields township which includes two schools, busses to secondary schools in Sale. Heyfield also has a hospital/aged care facility, medical centre, local shops, library, resource centre as well as sporting facilities. The town of 2,000 boasts a welcoming, close-knit community making it an ideal location to start a new way of life in the country.
Heyfield is also perfectly situated 200 kilometres east of Melbourne, a two-and-a-half-hour drive or train trip. It is also an easy drive to Sale and Traralgon. Heyfield is the gateway to the High Country and Lake Glenmaggie so you have the convenience to enjoy the outdoors and rural lifestyle.
Toureen is a once-in-a-lifetime property that offers both history and modernity and a myriad of opportunities for its new family.