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The Sorting Shed

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Ascending the stairs to the second level, you are immediately drawn to the spectacular views of Mt Bogong and Feathertop.

The imposing two-storey concrete structure of The Sorting Shed with its luxurious interior was completed in 2012. Its height and dimensions, construction methods and materials draw upon the original kiln built in the 1930s. The now decaying original concrete kiln is still visible in the distance from the upstairs balcony of its 2012 descendant. Architect Sally Draper and builder Craig Martin worked together, using traditional concrete form work methods and recycled materials to create this stunning house.

After the tobacco was kiln dried the sticks carrying the leaves were placed on tables in the adjoining second-level sorting shed. Remnants of that sorting shed and the adjoining kiln remain on the farm. The lofty ceiling and generous dimensions of the upstairs living area reflect the scale of the original tobacco sorting shed and its adjoining kilns.

The Sorting Shed provides three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, one ensuite with a shower and one with a shower and spa bath. The main bedroom looks into a grove of mature deciduous trees, planted many years ago, when there was a previous farmhouse in this location. A special feature of The Sorting Shed is the sauna located downstairs (great after skiing or bike riding or being out in the cold). The second level features a grand living space with floor to ceiling doors and windows, providing close up views of Mt Buffalo to the South and access to two generous balconies, each with their own imposing views.

At one end of the space is a modern, luxuriously-equipped kitchen with Ilve oven and induction cooktop. To one side of this, is a cosy and enclosed den with its own special views of the mountains. At the other end, a living space with contemporary and comfortable couches, and incorporating the architect’s signature window seat and a wood fire. The interior of this house, like the two earlier kilnhouses, bears the unique stamp of the interior designer, Russell Grainger. He has carefully and skilfully created warm and inviting rooms and living spaces with great attention to detail. The result is stunning.

Downstairs, heating is provided under foot by floor heating embedded in polished concrete floors. Upstairs, the wood fire – a large one in the living space and a smaller one in the den. Heating and cooling is also available via reverse cycle air conditioners located upstairs.

The Sorting Shed is situated near Porepunkah, at the base of Mount Buffalo, close to the river and amidst a working Angus cattle stud – Alpine Angus.

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Midweek (Monday-Thursday): From $400 per couple per night.

Weekends (Friday-Sunday, School Holidays and Public Holidays): From $450 per couple per night.

A two night minimum stay applies, except over School and Public Holidays, when the minimum stay extends to three to four nights. Prices for additional guests available on application. Prices are subject to change. Always ask for their best available rate at time of booking to make sure you get the best deal at LoveBirds.

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The Sorting Shed accommodates up to six adults. It features one large living, dining and kitchen area, a separate den and two large upstairs balconies.

Downstairs – a main bedroom with king bed and ensuite; two bedrooms with two king singles which can be made into king size beds. A separate bathroom with spa and shower, and single separate toilet. Downstairs also features a sauna with adjoining shower and views across the farm.

Other features include: Three bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Spa and sauna. Two living spaces. All linen. Kitchen with refrigerator, induction stove top and dishwasher. Wood fire. Floor heating. Reverse-cycle air conditioning. Laundry with dryer and washing machine. Two large slim televisions and DVD players, wireless Internet, an iPod dock and SONOS sound system. Spectacular views.

Whilst we try hard to ensure information is up to date, we cannot guarantee that it will be correct at all times. Please confirm pricing and other details with each property at time of booking.

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Porepunkah, Victoria 3740.

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