The Homestead at Mt Peel Station was completed in 1865, to the design of George Strout. It is listed as a Category 1 Heritage Building.
This very large house required significant alterations to living areas to modify and adjust a dysfunctional floorplan to enable it to continue as a family home supporting a modern lifestyle.
In general the alterations were conceived of as growing out of the strong physical character and unaffected charm the Homestead possesses. New and old are mostly indistinguishable, contributing to the timeless quality of the interiors, even where major changes have taken place.
This fine piece of Canterbury history is again likely to remain a family home for a long time to come.