House of the week - 1019 Northern Highway, Ladys Pass | Special home, unique style

House of the Week

  • Bed 3 | Bath 2 | Car 4
  • 1019 Northern Highway, Ladys Pass
  • $525,000
  • AGENT: Expert Real Estate
  • PHONE: Ingrid Bingle, 0425 760 460
  • INSPECT: By appointment

Mud-brick evokes images of rustic rural living – solid, secure and practical; cool in summer, warm in winter – and this split-level home has that and more. 

Homes of this nature are few and far between and loving attention has gone into the extensive brickwork and the paved verandahs. A bonus is the paved and covered entertaining area with built-in barbecue and private garden setting with views of Mt Ida.

Graced with colourful large Indian slate flooring, the huge living area with soaring timber-lined cathedral ceiling provides a wonderful feeling of space and enjoys delightful vistas from all the picture windows around the room. The kitchen has electric cooking with a large copper-canopy rangehood above, beautiful jarrah bench tops and a large walk-in pantry with floor-to-ceiling shelving and space for a fridge.

The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and full ensuite with new shower screens. The two other bedrooms have built-in robes and large windows.

The family bathroom has a small, deep spa bath, vanity and separate toilet, while the laundry has a bench, built-in ironing cupboard and space for a fridge or freezer.

Nestled on 60 acres, this property has three dams, a certified bore, numerous well-fenced paddocks (all with shelter and water), a large shed with power and several smaller sheds. The park-like setting features an established orchard, vegetable plot and a large dog run with shelter.

Heathcote is about six minutes by car, with Bendigo 40 minutes and Melbourne 90 minutes away.