Marnong Estate History

The homestead is currently being restored to its former glory and will provide a wonderful escape for guests. The present Marnong homestead was constructed in sections over some decades.

The rear part of the homestead, comprising two long rectangular buildings with individual hip roofs, is the earliest part of the building and is constructed of roughly squared, undressed bluestone blocks laid in even courses. The long buildings are positioned side-by-side with a corridor in between, the whole running transversely across the rear of the rest of the homestead.

The western-most structure of this rear section is lower in height and possibly housed the kitchen and other outbuildings. The second structure, now almost in the centre of the present homestead, possibly incorporated the living and bedrooms. The front half of the homestead, which faces east, is substantially built of brick and is Victorian in styling with the front façade featuring pairs of windows on either side of a central door that has a stained glass fanlight and sidelights.

The roof to this front section is typically M-shaped and the chimneys are also Victorian in styling. The front veranda may have originally continued down both sides of this front section but has been truncated on the south side and filled in on the north side at a later stage. At the south end of the adjacent older bluestone structure there is also a faceted bay window, which would have been added at the same time as the front section.