Wild West saloon at Central Goldfields home seeks new buyer

by May 15, 2022Real Estate0 comments


The owners of a property that features a Wild West saloon and bar are hoping to find a buyer for their home, The Rusty Gate, in Nuggetty, near Maldon.

Saying “yee-haw” to the Nuggetty Saloon in Victoria’s Wild West is a golden opportunity for homebuyers looking to saddle up for a one-of-a-kind tree makeover.

Narelle Leivers and Brett Pressley are selling their 85-acre property at 300 Maldon-Shelbourne Rd in Nuggetty, a five-minute drive from Maldon in the Central Goldfields, including their own old-fashioned American-style bar, with price hopes of €1,395. millions of dollars.

Dubbed The Rusty Gate, the site has three separate buildings: the main residence, the guest house, and the rustic hall, all built by Mr. Pressley.

Pressley, a film and television set builder who worked on Crocodile Dundee, decided to use his carpenter skills to build the hall just before his 50th birthday.

Ms. Leivers said her partner spent three weeks working on the project after seeing a television show with a similar structure.

“He worked on it day and night for three weeks, he was a man on a mission,” she said.

“We celebrated his 50th birthday there, we called it a Wild West party, there were bales of hay, a bonfire, and a five-piece band on the verandah.”

Many visitors have suggested renting the hall for weddings and functions, as it seats up to 50 guests and features a pool table and piano.

The living room has views of the Nuggetty Ranges, Mount Tarrengower, and The Rusty Gate Vineyards.

Mrs. Leivers and Mr. Pressley make wine, which they give to their friends and sell to local stores with a wholesale license.

“The living room could also be converted into a cellar door if that’s something a buyer is interested in,” said Ms. Leivers.

The couple bought the property in 2012 and live with their horse Toby, donkey Katie, and two hand-raised sheep.

In keeping with the country theme, the main house and guest quarters were designed to look like sheds from the outside.

“We have also approved planning permissions for two B&B cottages to be built behind the vineyard and a Harkaway house,” said Ms. Leivers.

The Harkaway Homes company builds houses based on the Federal and Victorian styles.

Leah Panos, a partner at Jellis Craig Castlemaine, described The Rusty Gates as “unique and singular”.

“All the potential buyers have looked at the room and thought it’s fantastic,” said Ms. Panos.


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