Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 Carparks 1
AGENT: Tweed Sutherland First National - Bendigo
PHONE: Helen Ashby on 0408 425 566
Built in an era when you needed stairs to sweep down and make an impressive picture for your 'Mr Darcy' waiting below, this gracious home has the dramatic entrance down pat with flights of stairs indoors and out.
Today, thanks to a two year professional restoration, this historic home is once again a stately residence, rightly taking its place in a street full of majestic homes, and neighbour to one of Bendigo's most famous icons, the Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The recovery of the building reflects a typical European/Italian style - think Travertine marble tiles, traditional fire surrounds, chandeliers and decorative plaster ceilings - and has blended them perfectly with the remnants of the 19th century here, like the servants bell-pull in the lounge and the decadent love-seat in the main bedroom.
With a nod to modern requirements, the kitchen is a practical, relaxing space, with the hush and honeyed glow of cork tiles, a breakfast nook, and cedar windows that open to the 'bar' and entertainment zone outside.
This part of the home is where you will spend your summer days and nights as Bendigo's skyline from this sought-after location rivals any place you care to name.
In the goldfields of the colonial days, homes of this quality had names like Vahland and Beebe attached to them and you can certainly see their influence here, with 20-inch thick walls, decorative chimney pots and larger than usual main rooms.
Rest assured the many services of water, electricity and plumbing, new fencing, water courses and asphalt, as well as fresh paint, have all been attended to.
This home is ready once again to be a shining example of its time, and take its place in the iconic streetscape of Wattle Street.
Phone the agent for an appointment to view, even on dusk, as you will see the cathedral in all its night time shimmer too.