Let’s open the time capsule. Positioned within the quaint township of Milang is this truly amazing piece of history that needs to be seen to be believed. Sited on some 1578 odd square metres of land with a total floor area of 352.3m2 is the iconic “Forge”. The structure was originally utilised as a flour mill in the 1800’s and was then converted to a blacksmith workshop in the 1940’s. Today the home presents as a lovely home with plenty of room for a large family or someone after multi-generational living. There is also potential to work from home or utilise the property as a gallery/studio or even a B&B (subject to council consent).
“The Forge” is only a short walk to the shores of ‘Lake Alexandrina’, opposite the local tree studded reserve, a pleasant drive to the renowned wine region of Langhorne Creek, the rolling surf of Goolwa beach and Victor Harbor or all the conveniences and antique shops that Historic Strathalbyn has to offer.
This property compromises five bedrooms, some with built in robes and the front bedroom enjoying a studio feel with painted stone walls and wooden floors. One bedroom is very intriguing, located in a loft area there are angled timber ceilings, timber flooring and a secret window entrance to a private balcony. A great place to hide from the world on a barmy summers night.
The History of the Forge has not been lost with the original Blacksmiths workshop being a feature museum/gallery tucked behind a stone archway door sealed by shatterproof glass. The spot lighting highlights the original tools and equipment – bellows, anvil etc, which are all included in the sale of the property.
The front of the residence includes a formal dining room with a view into the museum, a formal sitting room with open fire place and bedroom No.1. These three rooms have access to the covered Tuscan inspired courtyard, bathroom, toilet No.2.
A solid timber kitchen blends well and features modern conveniences such as halogen cook top and electric oven, microwave hutch and plenty of under bench and overhead cupboards including an island bench.
A Tuscan inspired court yard is ideal for all year entertaining. Sandstone pavers, Cemetery gates and a fish pond are features in this relaxed out door room which is surrounded by a colourful cottage garden with established shrubs and trees providing shade on a hot day.
Outside a 40×20ft shed is complete with a concrete floor and 3 phase power. Double slide doors open to the street and a personal access door is convenient. A lockable dark room of 3 × 4m (approx) has been constructed in the back corner of the shed to facilitate photographic pursuit’s.
Built to stand the test of time this property enjoys the charm and character of yesteryear and the excitement of its future prospects.
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