The Farmhouse and its setting at 51 Dukelows Road, Balliang.
How is it significant?
The Residence and its setting at 51 Dukelows Road, Balliang is of local historical and aesthetic significance to the Shire of Moorabool.
Why is it significant?
The Farmhouse and its setting at 51 Dukelows Road, Balliang is of local historical significance for its demonstration of the early settlement of the Balliang area prior to the Closer Settlement Scheme. The farmhouse, which is Victorian Italianate in style, pre-dates the creation of the Balliang township in 1908 when the Victorian Government acquired 9,838 acres from the pastoralist, S. F. Staughton and subdivided the land for closer settlement. The property is of historical significance area as a rare surviving example of a Victorian period farm settlement.
The Farmhouse and its setting at 51 Dukelows Road, Balliang is of aesthetic significance as an early surviving example of a Victorian Italianate residence demonstrating key features of a simple farmhouse from the era. These features include the symmetrical composition, Main double hip roof with bullnose verandah to the front, cast iron lace valance to the verandah with turned timber posts, tripartite double hung windows and four-panel front door with side and fanlights.
An Italianate timber farmhouse , particularly intact . The house is of local historical significance and of architectural significance as an intact surviving Italianate farmhouse.