The 2017 GFA Charity Home is SOLD!

Our 38th home donated to the GFA has been sold for an incredible $627,500!

The 2017 Henley and Villawood GFA house has SOLD for an incredible $627,500 on Good Friday - 14th April!

This year, the annual Henley charity home that is built, auctioned and proceeds donated to the Good Friday Appeal, is located in Villawood’s Armstrong community on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

The Palace 38 with grand alfresco option, is one of our best-selling and most popular home designs. Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two powder rooms and five separate living areas – this home provides lifestyle spaces to escape and unwind in. The undercover grand alfresco option also included on this home, brings the overall size to 41sq, and allows seamless integration of the dining and family room to the outdoors.

Located in one of the region’s best addresses, Armstrong by Villawood offers all the essential attractions and services for any new community. This unique location in Mount Duneed, is just 10 minutes from the Geelong CBD and within 15 minutes of seven of Victoria’s very best beaches, enticing home hunters wanting to be close to both the heart of Geelong and the Surf Coast.

Construction of the house has taken five months, with over 400 trades and suppliers generously involved.

This is Henley’s 24th year of building and donating houses to the Good Friday Appeal. The sale of the 2017 GFA house brings Henley's total donations to over $13.8 million from the sale of 38 houses. This is the 8th year that the house has been built on land donated by Villawood.

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Good Friday Appeal’s (GFA) charity house auction is one of Melbourne’s most loved auction events, and one of the biggest contributors to the Appeal each year.

For the first time, the bidding will be opened up to interstate residents by calling 1800 316 352. Potential buyers must register their intererst prior to the auction day.

Introducing the Palace. Two storeys, four spacious bedrooms, study, theatre, upstairs leisure room and north facing luxury resort style undercover alfresco make this home just as impressive as its name.

At over 41 squares, on a 599m2 block of land, this exquisite home has been appointed with quality fixtures and fittings, and is finished to the highest standard with professional landscaping, fencing, decking, ducted heating and air-conditioning, window coverings, and select decorative items all included.

The living areas in this home comprises half of the ground floor space, which means it can easily accommodate large social gatherings. The kitchen features 40mm Caesarstone benchtop to island bench, oversized large island bench, Italian made Smeg stainless steel extra-large appliances and microwave and a premium walk-in butler’s pantry with sink, underbench cabinetry and overhead shelves and Caesarstone benchtops throughout the kitchen.

Upstairs, a cleverly placed leisure area separates the master suite from the secondary bedrooms – all with walk-in-robes. A hallway with double linen closet and wide bathroom with twin basins, separate shower and bath, offers all the essentials a family needs.

This house has been built by Melbourne’s finest and most skilled tradespeople, making the Good Friday Appeal Auction House an excellent investment decision.

The Palace is truly a home fit for a King or Queen – and their little royals.

Download the house brochure here

This home is located in the premier Armstrong Community by Villawood Properties, situated along Victoria’s magnificent surf coast.

Located just 10 minutes from the Geelong CBD and within 15 minutes of seven of Victoria’s very best beaches, enticing home hunters wanting to be close to both the heart of Geelong and the Surf Coast.

Setting a new benchmark for innovation and creativity, Armstrong residents will literally have everything at their doorstep, enjoying premium facilities and the best of the Surf Coast’s lifestyle. Commuters will have convenient access to the M1 Geelong Ring Road, and able to reach Melbourne in just over an hour. Residents will also have easy access to the relatively new Waurn Ponds train station.

The owner of the Good Friday Appeal Charity Home will receive a free two-year membership to Club Armstrong, the exclusive facility for residents which features a number of recreational spaces including a heated pool, state of the art gymnasium, tennis courts, café, function spaces and more.

The development also includes a premium Waterfront Dining Precinct and 30-kilometres of walking and cycling tracks, plus 24-hectares of parks, wetlands, sporting fields and green spaces.

Address: 66 Unity Drive, Armstrong community, Mt. Duneed


With colours chosen by our expert Interior Design team, and the home created with our leading Henley design DNA all included, the Palace has been built to impress.

Couple that with a huge list of extra luxury features, and you will see that this home represents a sound investment decision. The inclusions have been chosen especially for this exclusive home.

Gourmet kitchen:

  • 40mm Caesarstone benchtops to grand island and 20mm Caesarstone benchtops throughout
  • Italian made SMEG stainless steel extra-large appliances and microwave  
  • Premium Walk-in Butler’s Pantry with sink and Caesarstone benchtop, under bench cabinetry and overhead shelves

Quality flooring:

  • Designer timber look flooring throughout, premium carpet with underlay, and polished porcelain tiles.

Feature high ceilings:

  • 2720mm to ground floor
  • 2570mm to first floor
  • Architectural style square set cornices to living areas

Expertly appointed bathroom and ensuite:

  • Double vanities with feature Caesarstone benchtops
  • Extra-large showers with semi-frameless glass shower screens and waterfall shower rose to ensuite
  • European inspired luxury china basins, tapware and accessories

And so much more:

  • Undercover resort style Alfresco with timber stacking sliding doors, decking, and feature cladding ceiling
  • Ducted heating and air conditioning throughout
  • Driveway, fencing, letterbox and clothesline
  • Window coverings to bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Professionally landscaped front and rear gardens
  • Security system with alarm sensors and voice control
  • Flyscreens and locks to all openable windows
  • Automatic sectional overhead garage door with remote control

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this unique home. Inspect today.

Open for Inspection from Saturday 11th March. 

Every Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 2pm

Every Wednesday: 5:30 - 6:30pm

Also available to inspect by appointment

Contact us using the form below or call 1300 710 726

Address: 66 Unity Drive, Armstrong community, Mt. Duneed 

Family fun on auction day from 12 - 3pm! 

Face painting, petting zoo, jumping castle. free food and coffee, Mt Duneed Estate wine tasting (18yo+ only), giveaways and much, much more!

Live entertainment including:

Michael Stangel (as seen on The Voice), The Mik Maks, Celtic Illusion, Aerosport Allstarts and Geelong Youth Choir

Plus appearances from:

AFL Geelong Cats players and  Channel Seven's Sam Mac

All culminating in the Good Friday Appeal Charity Home Auction at 2pm

Home Gallery

Good Friday Appeal Charity House legacy facade

2017 GFA Charity House - Palace 38 with grand alfresco option, Legacy facade

Good Friday Appeal Charity House master suite

Master suite

Good Friday Appeal Charity House master ensuite


Good Friday Appeal Charity House theatre stairs hallway

Theatre, hallway and stairs

Good Friday Appeal Charity House upstairs leisure

Upstairs leisure room

Good Friday Appeal Charity House bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Good Friday Appeal Charity House bathroom


Good Friday Appeal Charity House study


Good Friday Appeal Charity House living and alfresco

Living and alfresco

Good Friday Appeal Charity House dining room

Dining and alfresco

Good Friday Appeal Charity House backyard and alfresco

Backyard and alfresco

The Royal Children's Hospital has been providing outstanding care for Victorian children and their families for over 140 years.

Recognised internationally as a leading centre for research and education, The Royal Children's Hospital is the specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria providing care which extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

The Good Friday Appeal is one of Victoria's most widely recognised charity initiatives and represents the hospital's biggest singular fundraising drive each year.

This year, The Good Friday Appeal will celebrate its 85th year of contributing to The Royal Children's Hospital. Thanks to the kind generosity and co-operation of thousands of individuals and companies across Victoria, The Good Friday Appeal has contributed more than $291 million to The Royal Children's Hospital since its inception in 1931. These funds have been used to purchase essential medical equipment, fund vital research projects and provide much sought after scholarships for staff to further their knowledge and experience.

One of the biggest contributions to the Good Friday Appeal is the annual charity auction proudly supported by Henley and Villawood Properties.

Meet Remy, the face of the 2017 Good Friday Appeal from Good Friday Appeal on Vimeo.

The Henley and Villawood Properties Charity home is built with love by countless individuals and businesses who each donate their time, materials and skills to build this magnificent home. It wouldn’t be possible without their support.

History of Henley and the Good Friday Appeal

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