142 Forest Street, Bendigo
P: 03 5454 1999
M: 0408 108 810
4 3 2
For Sale - $1,850,000
PERIOD GRANDEUR AT THE TOP OF TOWN
Prominently located at the pinnacle of one of Bendigo's most exclusive precincts, this classic period home is arguably one of the city's finest residential offerings. Set on private and manicured grounds measuring approx. 1557m2 and boasting three street access, this highly rare but often sought after property flawlessly combines the sanctuary and privacy of a suburban oasis with the eloquence and convenience of an inner city abode
With heritage dating back to 1858, much of the character and charm of yesteryear has been preserved to the highest order. The original part of the home was said to be constructed in the Victorian era of circa 1859, with further additions completed in 1901. Updates through the years have remained sympathetic to the homes origins, and have seen the home seamlessly transition into a timeless and elegant masterpiece for the modern day to enjoy. Soaring 13ft ceilings adorn most of the interior, as do attractive Baltic pine floors underfoot. Tall casement windows and stunning French doors are a fabulous design feature which encapsulate the homes beautiful surrounds. Aesthetically pleasing and providing many great vantage points, it also allows a flood of natural light to a floor plan that further showcases original features including marble fireplaces, decorative arches, elaborate cornices and ceiling roses, and intricate lead light/stained glass windows to name a few.
A pleasant garden path leads through to the formal entry and vast reception hall at the front featuring eye catching timber and glass work. The look and smell of a freshly painted interior is evident, and presentation is immaculate. Flanking the entrance foyer, the expansive formal lounge and dining room is majestic, and a space to truly behold. Highlights include timber mantle over original fire place, French doors to gardens, and feature window with views to the iconic Cathedral spire! Four bedrooms provide ample accommodation, the spacious master suite has walk in robe, ensuite, fire place and an exquisite wall of windows at one end with sunny views of the grounds. The secondary master also has its own ensuite and views of the pool, whilst a concealed trapdoor leads to the good sized wine cellar. The remaining home is serviced by a third bathroom. The central hallway travels passed an intimate study nook, and branches off to the original den, which nowadays serves as an impressive multi-purpose room with feature fire place, built in shelving and French doors to the shady front verandah. Beyond the hallway, the sprawling open plan section of the home encompasses the kitchen, informal meals and family area. This principal living space is formalised by the striking marble fire place and surrounding built in cabinetry at its heart. The delightful chefs quality kitchen is tastefully in theme with the rest of the home, and contains Smeg cooking appliances, marble top island bench, attractive timber bench tops, an abundance of cabinetry, and a sunny outlook to the yard beyond.
Outside, the meticulously maintained grounds offer so much space – a rarity for the central locale! Beautifully established gardens and lush lawn areas are ripe and ready to enjoy, whilst front and rear veranda's, a sunny courtyard and a covered deck area offer multiple vantage points to entertain guests or relax over a glass of wine and a good book. The high boundary fences extend well above street level, and offer a sense of seclusion and privacy unrivalled so close to the city. Importantly, the high fences do not block the fabulous views of the city landscape and Cathedral spire beyond, meaning you can see out but the world can't see in! The in-ground salt water swimming pool is the centrepiece of the yard, and is heated thanks to the clever "solar dome". Off street parking is thanks to a double carport behind automatic gates, whilst pedestrian access is granted from Forest Lane through the workshop and vegie garden.
Period splendour that is literally at the top of the town, this intriguing residence is a short walk to Girton Grammar school, and is a stroll down the hill to Bendigo's major attractions including the View Street Arts precinct, Rosiland Park, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops. Reside in one of Bendigo's most tightly held and exclusive addresses, call now to arrange a private inspection
|Land Size:||1557m² approx.|
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