At the turn of last century, following the gold rush and ongoing wool boom, Melbourne was the richest city in the World. Celebrity architect Charles D’Ebro was commissioned to design a mansion of grand proportions. After numerous years building using many materials imported from Europe, the 35 room mansion was completed and large manicured English gardens with two tennis courts were established – the pool and pool house were more recent additions. Over the past century, many dignitaries have been hosted at Langi Willi including members of the royal family, governors, prime minsters, test cricketers and Davis Cup tennis players. The homestead and gardens are accessed by a bitumen driveway commencing at the gatehouse, passing through an avenue of cedars of Lebanon, the stables and original settlers cottage.
The homestead is currently configured with grand entrance hall, large light filled central kitchen, formal dining room, multiple living areas, 7 large double bedrooms 3 with ensuites, 4 single bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The Estate’s 167 acres (approximately) also include 2 additional 4 bedroom residences, town water supply, 1 large dam and 3 other smaller dams, 6 paddocks plus horse menage and yards.
Langi Willi Estate, being offered for the first time in 157 years, presents a rare opportunity to acquire possibly the finest historic estate within 2 hours of Melbourne.