HOUSE OF THE WEEK
- 21 - 202 St Aidans Road, Kennington
- Bed 3 | Bath 2 | Carparks 2
- Auction: Saturday October 19 @ 11am
- Agent: McKean McGregor Real Estate
- Contact: Jayden Donaldson on 0437 177 379
- Inspect: By appointment
This outstanding property is part of the prestigious gated community of the St Aidans Park Complex.
Today the charm of its many period details is perfectly complemented by a high-end industrial, urban finish. The apartment once served as a chapel, and now has the cosmopolitan feel of a loft-style development to equal those of any major city.
Unique features such as 15-foot pressed metal ceilings, elaborate decorative cornices, corbels and coving, and timber flooring, are complemented by modern fixtures and fittings.
The Complex, originally built as an orphanage in 1905 in a French Medieval style, has enjoyed a recent revival with a limited number of distinctive apartments being developed and has a shared space with parking, in-ground swimming pool, common room, landscaped gardens and lift access.
Located at one end of the main building, on the second floor, the home has multiple views over Bendigo's CBD in one direction, and the Kennington Reservoir in the other.
The front door opens into a luxurious hallway with magnificent timber doors leading to the three bedrooms creating a grand welcome.
The master bedroom has a brick open fireplace, a large walk-through robe and a contemporary ensuite with walk-in shower. Past two further bedrooms is a door through to a light-filled sunroom with great views, and a family bathroom with claw-foot bathtub, exposed brick walls and a walk-in shower.
The huge open-plan living area is truly the star of the home with a unique stamp even amongst the apartments in the complex. This warehouse-living style space includes a mezzanine floor with a sitting area or home office, a large lounge area, library and raised dining area flanked by what remains of the original stained-glass windows. The high-end kitchen includes a large walk-in pantry, soft close cabinetry, stone benchtops, Belfast sink and quality appliances. Under the mezzanine stairs is further storage, a full powder room and laundry.
Double doors from the kitchen open out to a large decked balcony, which frames views across Kennington and Strathdale and creates an exceptional entertaining space.
Additional features include split system heating and cooling, open fireplaces and gas log fire. More shared space includes two allocated undercover car parking spaces in a secure area.
This spectacular space is ideal for a buyer seeking a home full of character, or an investor looking for an easy care, quality development. With an extraordinary short-term rental accommodation history already established, there is great scope for this distinctive apartment.
The agent says offers are welcome prior to auction.
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