"Salem" - circa 1897

Salem - Hebrew for peace. A gorgeous old homestead and dairy bails on a beautiful and manageable 2 acres. Over 120 years old and getting more alluring with age. Described at first as "an up to date and modern homestead" the house along with the large c1906 dairy, retains all the features and character of its' time and it stands as a magnificent snapshot of yesteryear.

Original sash windows, French doors opening onto bull nose verandas, Teak lined 11 foot ceilings and walls, classic federation internal archway and timber floors with a patina that only 120 years of use can give you.

The property was the home of the first Mayor of the newly formed Tintenbar Shire - Captain William Harold Fredericks. He and his wife Ama Isobel Fredericks built the home in 1897, primarily from Eastern Teak which was harvested and milled on the original 185 acre farm.

Both the Fredericks family who held the property for 3 generations and the property itself are woven into local history, contributing immensely to the community. The Norfolk Pine which still stands proud in the grounds was once used as a trick station in the second world war, lights were attached to imitate a lighthouse inland in order to lure foreign ships to the rocky shores on the nearby coast.

The grounds are delight. A magnificent Morton Bay Fig tree is an irreplaceable and priceless feature and along with a host of other exotic and traditional mature trees and shrubs, both fruiting and ornamental the setting is both tranquil and impressive.

The dairy bails is in impeccable order. It's a place the family can gather for parties but has potential for so much more. Recognised by council on its original footprint and fully serviced, you'd imagine the next owners just may upgrade it to something really special.

This is a very distinct property, the owners of which possess an important part of local recorded history. Make it yours.

4 2 2
Address 60 Hillcrest Dr
Price $1,490,000 to $1,590,000
Property Type residential
Property ID 800
Category House
Land Area 7,090 m2

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