Straight out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel, Lake House is truly an estate without rival. Built in 1830, the house is regarded as one of the finest colonial examples of neo-classical Greek Revival style in Australia.
The stately 3 story, 8 bedroom, 1000 sqm residence is located 35km from Launceston and has been meticulously renovated and restored creating stunning and timeless interiors. The impressive entrance leads to a number of beautifully appointed reception rooms of Georgian proportions: library, study, drawing room, dining room, formal and informal sitting rooms and grand living wing. The conservatory, with its handsome French windows, is bathed in light and capture the views of the Macquarie River and rural landscape beyond.
All the fine architectural features associated with a residence of this significance have been retained – cedar joinery, multi-paned windows, cedar fire surrounds, doric columns, decorative ceilings and built in cedar bookcases.
All rooms have ensuites, are WiFi enabled, have their own independent water, lighting and are thermally controlled for comfort during any season. The charm continues through to the domestic quarters where the well-appointed country kitchen suitable for both family or commercial use, boasts an original stone bread oven, dry and cool rooms, state of the art cooking ovens, utility rooms, laundry and a multi-roomed cellar.
The house is further complimented by an ensemble of historic outbuildings grouped around the formal and informal gardens. The stables and coach house, gardener’s cottage, walled garden – complete with a glass house, vegetable gardens, and original shearing shed, create a village atmosphere.
The 1211 acres of agricultural land at Lake House is regarded as one of the finest in the state. With fertile soils and security of water – including high rainfall and a 2500 megalitre water right from the Lake River – ensure the farm is highly sought after for growing crops, cattle or sheep fattening, or as a prime dairy farm. Lake House boasts 2 renovated farm houses, barns, good fencing, irrigation, huge work sheds, landing strip and kilometres of laneways which complete the farming operation at Lake House.
Lake House is currently for sale and can be viewed on James Edition.