Producers of hit TV show Selling Houses Australia will tackle another project in Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.
The 3.2 hectare Drysdale property at 173-195 Murradoc Road (pictured, below) is set to be restored later this month.
The end-result will be aired in the upcoming season of the Foxtel show, which is hosted by interior designer Shaynna Blaze, Andrew Winter, and gardener, Charlie Albone (pictured, top).
Currently an equestrian training facility, the property contains a historic homestead, a former Cobb & Co stop.
The historic home includes original stained glass windows and working fireplaces. Almost every window captures views of surrounding gardens.
A major renovation, expected to keep the three bedrooms and one bathroom floorplan, aims to make the home “more appealing to the modern market”, the producers told realestate.com.au in this item.
Additional to the homestead, the home has a separate studio, five-stable barn, horse arena, round pen, day yards and paddocks.
The property failed to sell after hitting the market last September with a price guide of between $990,000 and $1,089,000.
The vendors, well known horse-trainers, turned to the Lifestyle channel after nine months of not being able to find a buyer.
“We look for people with a genuine need to sell – in this case the owners need to move closer to family,” the TV show producers told realestate.com.au.
“In this case we have a rural property with very strong country style.
“It’s an old cottage, so has some design challenges for modern living. We feel if these were addressed, it would really help get a sale”.
Bellarine Property’s Lee Martin has recently taken over the listing of 173-195 Murradoc Road from the former agent.
The Drysdale property is the second on the Bellarine Peninsula to be tackled by Selling Australia Australia, which began in 2008.
In that year, a renovated a double-storey waterfront property at 69 The Esplanade, Portarlington, was the subject of a show.
This home sold for $1.005 million after a $22,000 makeover – and initially seeking $1.2 million.
Last month we reported that producers of another real-estate themed reality TV show, The Block, paid about $15 million for a parcel of land in Melbourne’s exclusive Brighton.
Five homes of varying eras are set to be moved to 360 New Street and be renovated and extended as part of a 2020 series.
Channel Nine is about to begin airing the newest season of The Block, which will see St Kilda’s former Oslo Hotel converted into five triple-storey, high-end townhouses.
St Kilda was also where a series of The Block was filmed last year – replacing the notorious Gatwick Hotel at 34 Fitzroy Street.
Last October, we reported that Channel Seven paid about $3 million for a warehouse at 12-14 Victoria Street, in Sydney’s Alexandria. This property is set to be the subject of a TV show possibly House Rules or Better Homes & Gardens.