Hahndorf cottage and barn supplied to househunters for the primary time in virtually 180 years


The Hahndorf property at 23 Victoria St goes to public sale subsequent month. Pic: realestate.com.au


A quaint Hahndorf cottage and wood barn constructed throughout early German settlement are being supplied to househunters for the primary time in virtually 180 years.

The state heritage listed property at 23 Victoria St turned dwelling to the Schneemilch household within the 1840s.

Quick ahead to 2020 and one other household title might be added to the 1.1ha property’s title if it sells at public sale subsequent month.

Its sale will embrace a four-bedroom stone home, which has had a number of extensions, a barn constructed by J.H.F. Schneemilch, and different outbuildings, akin to wooden sheds, workshops, aviaries and the unique smokehouse.

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It’s the primary time the property has been available on the market because it was inbuilt circa 1840s. Pic: realestate.com.au


The identical household has referred to as the property dwelling for nearly 180 years. Pic: realestate.com.au


Ray Schneemilch is a fifth technology proprietor of the property, which turned dwelling to his ancestors once they arrived on the second boat from Germany.

He says they first lived within the wood barn for 5 years earlier than buying the entire property and transferring into the home, the place a lot of his family members have since resided.

“My brother and I had been the fifth technology to stay in it,” Mr Schneemilch says.

“We moved in with our mother and father once they took over the farm and I used to be 11-years-old.”

The entire property is state heritage listed. Pic: realestate.com.au


Aside from a number of extensions, the property is in authentic situation. Pic: realestate.com.au


Remnants of the property’s early German historical past can nonetheless be seen, whereas character options add to its old-world appeal.

“When the unique a part of the home was constructed, it was constructed with a wood shingle roof – that’s nonetheless below the iron roof that’s there now,” Mr Schneemilch says.

“There’s a really outdated orchid down the again and there’s a rose bush that allegedly got here out on the boat from Germany.

“It’s additionally received a creek working by way of it, which provides a little bit of character to the property.”

The early settlers first lived within the barn earlier than transferring into the home. Pic: realestate.com.au


Mr Schneemilch warns any potential patrons eager to revive the property to its former glory will want Mount Barker Council approval.

“Each the home and the barn are state heritage listed so there’s little or no you are able to do by way of subdividing and knocking the place over,” he says.

Mr Schneemilch is gloomy to let the property go however says it’s too troublesome for him to handle now.

It’s scheduled to go to public sale on June three at 7pm.