The pastoral property, Wooloomanata, was originally part of the Station Peak run. Frederick William Armytage, sixth son of remarkable Victorian pioneer George Armytage, built the present single storey homestead c. 1860-63 from designs possibly prepared by Leonard Terry, the architect recorded as designing the extensive cottages and outbuildings in 1866. The U-plan Italianate style bluestone residence has an intricate encircling iron verandah.
Woooloomanata is one of a number of distinctive homesteads developed by the distinguished Armytage family in Victoria. The picture gallery at this residence housed one of the most impressive and valuable private collections of paintings in Victoria. The unusual, extensive single storey homestead, conservatively designed in the Italianate tradition, has a most impressive iron verandah.
Wooloomanata exterior is intact. The interior has been renovated by a seccession of various occupants including the Air Force during World War 11, and many of the original features have been removed. The outbuildings and cottages have also been modified.