Railway quarters remodelled for large family living


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457 Moorooduc Highway, Baxter is a spacious block and retains charming period details.

A quaint Baxter railway cottage home with century-old details has been remodelled for spacious, modern living.

And 457 Moorooduc Highway comes with a bonus American-style barn and charming original features.

The three-bedroom house, renovated and extended from the small original quarters attached to the station master’s house, is on 2100sq m.

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The built-in bar in the huge living room.

Dine and entertain outdoor all year-round.

The history of the home dated back to the early 1900s and the current owners had slowly turned it into a beautiful and unique home, OBrien Frankston director Andrew Milne said.

Interestingly, the property has also had its suburb location changed twice, first from Mt Eliza to Moorooduc and most recently to Baxter with the opening of the Peninsula Link.

“It has plenty of room for a family and also outdoor space for a tradesman or those seeking to run a business,” Mr Milne said.

“It is located at the gateway to the peninsula and has great highway exposure.”

The property sat across from an old railway line that had since been turned into a tourist attraction that ran steam engine trains on weekends, Mr Milne added.

The property has a $1.05-$1.15 million price guide and comes with a large barn fitted with a

Woodfire heater, built-in work benches, shelving and room for a gym or to store multiple cars or vehicles.

The barn is handy for multiple uses.

Spa away under cover.

The exterior of the house features rough-sawn cypress timber, with the interiors having original high ceilings and a crackling fireplace.

Exposed beam ceilings, woodfire heater and a built-in bar are features in the living and dining zone, while the gourmet kitchen spots Brazilian granite benchtops and prestige appliances.

Included are a luxurious patio with a tranquil water feature, spa and landscaped gardens with a mix of tropical, native and North American trees including a majestic oak.

Baxter has a median house price of $542,500 in the year to last December, according to CoreLogic data.

It is a tightly held suburb with just 35 house sales in the year. Its median price rose 2.4 per cent over the period and a strong 69.6 per cent over three years.

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