11 Carpenter Street
Quarry Hill VIC 3550
$690,000 - $760,000
Features:Air Conditioning,Built in Robes,Dishwasher,Ducted Cooling,Ducted Heating,Ensuite,Rumpus Room
Open for Inspections
Substantial inner-city Edwardian gem
This substantial corner allotment with “Edwardian Style” weatherboard and brick period property presents an exciting opportunity for the growing family or investor looking to secure a home in the highly sought after suburb of Quarry Hill. With original Baltic pine floor boards, art deco and art nouveau detailing, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, sash windows, high ceilings, feature stained glass windows and intricate timber fretwork inside and out; the home provides period charm with modern scaling and functionality.
The home is spread across two levels and has been utilised by the current owners both as a much loved family home and more recently as a very successful rental property due to its size, configuration and location within walking distance to the train station, shops and cafes of the Bendigo Central Business district.
The front entrance is graced by feature stained glass in the art nouveau style, a small hint of the stunning period features throughout the home. Upon entry the eye is drawn along the light filled central hall with intricate timber fretwork arches and original Baltic pine flooring typical of the Edwardian style of this era. There is a double bedroom to the left with built in robes featuring an original mantle-piece with operational raised brick fireplace. The spacious formal lounge to the right includes a gas log fire inset and mantle as well as a stunning set of ornate arched frosted glass double doors reclaimed from the Abbottsford Convent. Two more sets of doors from the Convent feature in the downstairs pool room and in the upstairs kitchen leading out to the Juliette balcony.
The upstairs kitchen-dining area with additional walk in storage and original pine lined ceilings, compliments the home but has all that you would expect to meet the needs of a modern family. The U shaped kitchen includes an under bench pantry, marble look bench tops, striking white tiling, utility cupboard, stainless steel appliances, large 5 burner upright gas cooker, extensive cabinetry including glass display cabinets and double sink overlooking the pool.
Completing the upper level is a second large lounge with built in cabinetry, original mantle and gas log fire with access to the return front verandah and sunroom to the rear. The sunroom which is currently being used as a study includes pressed metal ceilings and a wall of windows on two sides. This level is serviced by a modern three piece bathroom with pressed metal ceiling, shower, square vanity and toilet.
An internal timber staircase leads to the many unexpected surprises to be found on the level below. The lower level is double brick resulting in cooler summers and warmer winters on this level. A second straight line modern kitchen was installed 18 months ago exactly where the original kitchen once stood with the original kitchen mantle standing sentinel over the modern gas heating unit. The recent addition includes stainless steel Miele dishwasher, gas cooktop and electric stove. Open pantry shelving and the original pine-lined ceiling are reminders of the kitchen’s past. There is access to the rear yard via a small hall with laundry including ample built in storage and bench space to the left.
There are two double bedrooms with built in robes downstairs as well as a large master suite which could be used as an additional lounge with original mantle and gas fireplace. The master includes a walk in robe behind frosted glass doors and ensuite with toilet, shower and vanity. The family bathroom is located at the bottom of the stairs with a shower, vanity, toilet and luxurious spa bath. The adjoining pool room provides direct access to and from this bathroom with double glass doors opening out onto the sparking pool to the rear and to street level via external timber stairs to the front.