‘Vacant land’ with Scandi-style chalet sells in Whittlesea

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95 Halls Rd, Whittlesea, a country block with a Norwegian-style chalet, has sold to a Wallan family for $690,000.

A botanist’s Whittlesea weekender with rare plants and access to Mt Disappointment has been snapped up by a Wallan family.

The buyers splashed $690,000 on the 14.16ha property at 95 Halls Rd that comes complete with Norwegian-style chalet.

Buckingham and Company’s Lee Murray said the property with cleared pasture and natural bushland drew buyers from across the northern suburbs.

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The substantial 14.16ha block has gated access to Mt Disappointment state park.

“There was phenomenal interest in the block,” he said.

“It is an ideal lifestyle property.”

The listing attracted families wanting to build dream homes to buyers with agricultural, equine and conservation interests.

“They were interested in the land size and loved the privacy and spectacular setting,” Mr Murray said.

The buyers planned to build their dream house on the site, which offered them extra space and plenty of peace and quiet.

The charming Norwegian-style chalet was used as a weekender.

Mr Murray said the property had been used as a weekender by the same family for more than three decades.

Seasonal Bruce Creek meanders through the block that features private gated access to Mt Disappointment state park, a charming self-contained Norwegian-style chalet, two dams, sheds and botanical-style gardens with specimen plants established by the owner.

The chalet features an attic-style bedroom with bush views.

“This is a place of peace and beauty that takes you away from life’s daily hustle,” Mr Murray said.

“And there is an abundance of native wildlife and flora to observe.”

One of the dams on the property.

About 40km north of Melbourne, the property is near the township’s schools, shops and public transport.

Mr Murray said there was strong interest in larger lifestyle properties in the area.

“Demand for properties more than 4000sq m in size continues to soar,” he said.

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