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It is hard not to dream when a property such as 50 Patterson Street, Daylesford, comes onto the market.It is hard not to dream when a property such as 50 Patterson Street, Daylesford, comes onto the market. Photo: Supplied

Confession: we are not entirely out of holiday mode for our first edition of 2017.

With all of the beautiful provincial properties on the market, it is hard not to keep dreaming.

Journalist Amelia Barnes explores the passion behind restoring these magnificent out of town estates for our cover feature.

This is the time of year that such ambitious DIY projects on rolling acreage come onto the market.

The new owners will be custodians of history. Far from rural homes with redback-ridden outhouses, what can be achieved with these old properties, built when Victoria was much younger, is absolutely grand.