A hipped shingled roof cover the two symmetrically placed main rooms of this early homestead, constructed of timber drop-slab walls with 20-pane windows and brick chimneys. A lean-to extension projects to the rear. The verandah is a later addition and there is a detached kitchen, constructed of lashed unsawn tree trunks, to the rear.
Built from 1844 onwards by lawyer-pastoralist Andrew McCrae and his wife Georgiana, the noted diarist, the house is an important example of early Victorian homestead.
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