Norwood Homestead, Wareek, is a two-storey homestead erected probably between 1863 and 1867 to the designs of architect Leonard Terry for pastoralist Alfred Joyce, replacing an earlier homestead. The stone structure is symmetrical about a projecting gabled wing with oriel window above the Tudor arched porch. There is a single storied verandah and steep gables, chimneys and a castellated bay window are features.
Norwood Homestead, Wareek, is one of the most distinctive gothic revival houses in Victoria and is particularly important within the context of the comparative rarity of domestic gothic revival buildings. Norwood is one of Leonard Terry's most important works and exhibits a range of sources of details uncommon in Victoria. Picturesque, Tudor and Elizabethan gothic details are being utilised. The property also has important historical associations. Norwood Homestead, Wareek, is in good condition and largely intact.