An historic property in the heart of Bendigo that was once home to an art gallery and wine bar is accepting expressions of interest to Janelle Stevens Property.
The Penfolds Building, built in 1879 at 32 View Street, is on the market for the first time in more than two decades, with an expectation of expressions of interest that exceed $2 million.
The 701-square metre residence contains four bedrooms and two bathrooms, capacity for six vehicles and frontage to Rosalind Park.
The site boasts the potential for subdivision or development with the unique address of 1 Park Lane, while a current liquor licence offers potential for buyers to explore commercial or retail uses.
Real estate agent Mitch Kenny said the history and adaptability of the site are part of its charm.
"It is currently being used as a residential premises, but there is scope for its use to be converted for commercial purposes," Mr Kenny said.
The property was built for distinguished surgeon, pharmacist, musician and composer Dr Oliver Penfold, who used it as his residence and medical practice.
Its ornate facade reflects the prosperity of the era when miners tents occupied the land immediately behind the building in Camp Hill Reserve, now known as Rosalind Park.
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