Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Carpark 5
PRICE: $2.75 million
AGENT: Tweed Sutherland First National
CONTACT: Matt Leonard on 0418 502 633
There is a collective pride and interest within the city when a property of such historical significance and stature comes onto the market.
For almost 130 years, the exquisite Kilwinning has overlooked Palmerston Square at the edge of the city centre.
Formerly known as Del Oro and constructed in 1892 by George Crawford, a building contractor also known for his mining interests, the home was reportedly designed by W.C. Vahland, the architect responsible for so many iconic buildings in Bendigo.
Since then additions and changes have been made to the property, notably in 1940 and 1972. However, under the custodianship of the present owners, Kilwinning has undergone a transformation that has not only deepened its connection with the past, but ensured it will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.
As the owners proudly say: "We think of ourselves as caretakers who are here to look after this home and then pass it on to others."
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The home itself sits atop undulating landscaped gardens surrounding the front of the property, which measures approximately 1546 square metres. Ascend the front steps to the surrounding raised veranda adorned by iron lacework and traditional balustrades, and appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into every aspect of the property.
Two-colour, tuck pointed brickwork, leadlight windows and return convex roof, are perfect examples of design features associated with the Victorian era. As is the widow's walk, originally constructed from iron and then dismantled but now restored to its rightful place by the present owners.
Inside the front entrance is the central hallway, a grand introduction to the elegant interior with original high ceilings and intricate fretwork. To the side are two of the bedrooms, both with built-in robes and ornate open fireplaces, more of which can be found in most rooms throughout the home. Continue to the main bedroom, boasting Art Deco ceiling, bay windows, luxurious ensuite and dressing room.
There are two distinctive living areas on the ground floor. One within the original construct of the home, comprising rumpus room with hardwood floorboards and formal carpeted lounge area. At the rear of the home is the modern open-plan custom-designed chef's kitchen, dining and living space.
Downstairs is another private space with polished concrete floors and exposed brickwork. It comprises two rooms, a powder room and access to one of the garages. Step outside to the private oasis with inground pool, surrounding decking and lawn, and street access to further parking.
The care taken in the finish this property is nothing short of breathtaking and has secured Kilwinning as one of Bendigo's most distinguished addresses.
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