A Wild West village home complete with church, saloon, blacksmith and brothel is on the market for $1.8 million.
Owners Chris Olver and his wife, Shirley, have built and furnished the private village on their 5.06 hectare property at 35 Mystic Drive, Llanduit in North West Victoria.
Mr. Olver, a fan of Western movies, built the town over the course of 23 years and named it “Cross Creek” – an homage to the village from 1956’s The Fastest Gun Alive.
The 77-year-old described the village – which houses a jail, cinema, general store and blacksmith – as a cross between “colonial Australia and the American Wild West”.
Also containing gold, established in the 1880s, was a courthouse, butcher’s, saddlery, grain shop, wagon-booking office, church, and brothel.
Landlord Chris Olver described the village (pictured) – which has a jail, cinema, general store and blacksmith – as a cross between “Colonial Australia and the American Wild West”
Also contained in the 1880s gold are a courthouse, butcher, saddlery, grain store, booking office, church (pictured) and brothel
Antiques are scattered throughout the small town including metal working tools and horse carriages (pictured)
The home (pictured) including the Wild West Village is for sale for $1.8 million
Owners Chris Olver and his wife Shirley built and furnished the private village (pictured) on their 5.06-hectare property at 35 Mystic Drive, Llanduet in North West Victoria.
Mr. Oliver, a fan of Western films, built the town over the course of 23 years, naming it Cross Creek – a tribute to the village from the 1956 movie The Fastest Gun Alive (pictured)
The in-house home cinema (pictured) has a 35mm motor-driven projector that Mr. Olver said he would leave to buyers with state-of-the-art Blu-ray projectors
Most of the interiors are fitted with tapestries and mannequins (pictured inside the chapel) that were once worn by Sir Oliver’s wife Shirley
Most of the interiors are outfitted with tapestries and mannequins once worn by Shirley.
Antiques are scattered throughout the small town including metal working tools, cactus plants and horse carriages.
It also has a fake cemetery and gold mining tools.
McQueen estate manager Kim McQueen (pictured) said the village was a ‘labor of love’ for the owners
Aside from the “incredibly unique” village, the three bedroom home has a spacious deck and open plan living areas with views of Mount Franklin and the countryside.
It also has a home cinema, study, two bathrooms and four garage spaces.
The cinema has a 35mm motor-driven projector that Mr. Olver said he would leave to buyers along with state-of-the-art Blu-ray projectors.
The picture theater in the village also has a functional 16mm projector that can show old films.
Mr. Olver gets help from a builder friend and his plumber son to build the attached village with recycled materials he collected when he was a truck driver.
“I thought, ‘I’ll build a little building,’ said Mr. Oliver, ‘before I knew it, I had another building and then another.'” realestate.com.au.
“It’s kind of Australian colonial with the American Wild West.”
McQueen’s property manager, Kim McQueen, told Daily Mail Australia the village was a “labor of love” for Mr Oliver.
The three bedroom home has open plan living areas (pictured)
Apart from the ‘incredibly quaint’ village, the house has views of Mount Franklin and the countryside (pictured)
Ms. McQueen said she expects the property to take some time to sell due to the creation of its unique village (pictured, the kitchen in the main house)
Mr. Oliver said the area is a nice place to live (pictured, rooftop)
“I’ve sold amazing real estate in my career, but I’ve never sold an intact village,” said Mrs. McQueen.
“It has 16-17 dwellings in incredible detail.”
She said she expected the property, which is 19km north of Daylesford, to take some time to sell due to the development of its unique village.
Meanwhile, Mr. Olver said the area is a nice place to live.
“I’m sorry to be selling out, but at 77 it’s a little hard to keep up with all that has to be done here.”