The sweeping long driveway, lined by oak trees gives you time to prepare yourself for one of the finest examples of neoclassical Greek revival houses in Australia.
A 30-minute drive from Launceston, is the Lake House at Cressy. It has been listed for sale through Unique Estates Real Estate.
With eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 15 car spaces, the homestead could be yours for just $181 per week … but for how many weeks is unknown.
“It is truly one of Australia's remarkable and significant historic properties - architecturally, culturally and historically,” Real estate agent Dominic Romeo said.
“I often get calls from Tasmania for advice and appraisals on historic estates. Lake House is one of the best I have seen in my years.”
The three-storey home was built in 1830 on 1211 acres of land but has since been renovated from 2004.
The original owner was a wealthy ship owner and merchant. Robert Corney decided to invest his remaining 5000 pounds to start a new life in Tasmania with his wife and seven children. Mr Corney died the same year Lake House was completed.
The Corney’s continued to farm Lake House until 1860 before it was bought by the neighbouring property. For the next 70 years the house was used as staff accommodation.
In 2004, the house was bought by Virgin Blue co-founder and businessman Rob Sherrard and has since undergone extensive restoration.
Mr Sherrard initially planned to convert the Lake House into a country hotel, but instead he moved in and raised his daughters there.
The price is not listed.
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