Excellence in Hesket: 114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3442

114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3441 (Photo supplied)

By Carole Levy

Head down a long driveway, beneath a leafy canopy of dense tree-planting, and arrive at Karalee, a circa-1977 dwelling perched on the deep-profile red soils of about 12.95 hectares that take in dramatic vistas of Hanging Rock.

114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3442


Surrounded by established gardens, the house couples with a studio (attached to the double carport) that has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and verandahs – perhaps a future Airbnb prospect?

The architect-designed main residence has three fitted bedrooms and a study that could serve as a fourth. The large main bedroom is upstairs, under a soaring timber-lined vaulted ceiling. It has polished floorboards and large windows, as well as access to a balcony providing uplifting views.

A pleasing retreat space, it also has a walk-in robe, and a big dual-basin en suite with clawfoot tub and timber vanity.

One of the minor bedrooms connects with a smaller multi-purpose space that neighbours a powder room. The main bathroom has an enclosed toilet and a third is beside the laundry.

The living domain, with the kitchen at the centre, stretches its floorboards the full width of the house. The lounge area has a brick fireplace, while the family-dining space has a wood heater and split-system. Both these areas open to the wraparound verandah (as does one of the bedrooms).

The kitchen, with a stack of open display shelves, has timber benches and a magnificent Rayburn cooker through which runs the gas hydronic heating throughout the house.

Linking with an expansive timber deck and covered dining/entertaining area, an inground pool rimmed with more decking will prove a welcome break from work on the farm and a family gathering point come summertime.

This excellent property also has six paddocks, potable bore water to the house, water tanks and troughs, a chicken coop, cattle yards, wood store, and a hay shed and large workshop/machinery shed.


114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3441 (Photo supplied)
114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3441 (Photo supplied)
114 Hesket-Boundary Road, Hesket 3441 (Photo supplied)