2 Havilah Road
Long Gully VIC 3550
$890,000 - $940,000
Features:Air Conditioning,Dishwasher,Fire Place,Floorboards,Heating Gas,Hot Water Gas,Rumpus Room,Split System (Heating),Split System (Air Con)
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Stunning double red brick Victorian residence with attached commercial premises.
This stunning double red brick Victorian residence with attached commercial premises on a 1052m2 corner allotment presents a unique opportunity for professionals, artisans or small business owners seeking the convenience and financial benefits of working from home. The original weatherboard shop front was built in 1852 with the magnificent double brick Victorian home replacing the original Miners cottage in the 1890s. The double storey home features original 3.6m Huon pine ceilings and grand central staircase with skylight, rich Victorian detailing including decorative plasterwork and archways with gold leaf embellishments, intricate hand painted timber look panelling, four open fireplaces with cast iron inserts and ornate timber mantles, cedar door frames and sash windows, picture rails, heritage pull-cord lighting and exquisite leadlight windows and panels.
The formal entrance opens into an L shaped central hallway introducing the refined formal sitting room, gentleman’s games room or lavish fourth bedroom, open plan kitchen-dining-living room and luxurious ground floor bathroom with timber vanity, toilet, corner spa and cleverly hidden European laundry. The U-shaped solid timber kitchen features stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, electric wall oven, double sink, highly considered cabinetry including glass display overheads and double French doors leading to the fully fenced pool and well-appointed outdoor entertaining zone.
The second floor comprises an elegant and spacious master bedroom with stunning open fireplace, timber mantle and mirror and direct access to the full length front balcony with Victorian iron lacework and timber flooring. The remaining two generous bedrooms, one with built in robes, and a large family bathroom featuring timber dados, gold framed shower and tapware, toilet and large timber vanity are also located on this floor. This impressive period property sits within beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a private circular garden, a separate child friendly lawn area, the original two storey timber stables and well-appointed open air pavilion with built in barbeque, outdoor kitchen, accent lighting, speakers and ceiling fans – perfect for those long summer days and nights relaxing by the sparkling in-ground swimming pool.
Additional features of the residential property include:
•Salt water solar hearted self-cleaning in-ground swimming pool
•Original timber stables (ideal for conversion) with lighting & power featuring double open bay plus additional single lockable garaging, ground floor workshop (4.9m x 5.9m) with brick paved flooring and extensive second floor loft storage (4.9m x 13.7m)
•Double gate side access from Arms Street to stables
•33,000 litre water storage tank with pump & watering system
•Established traditional garden featuring ornamental palm trees, hedges and formal garden plantings
The attached weatherboard commercial premises features:
•17.9m x 7.8m of open commercial space including a separate 2.8m x 4.2m office with kitchenette
•Secure internal access to the substantial double brick private residence
•Residential and commercial premises separated for rates and utility payment purposes
•Standing permit to operate a business on site since the early 1900s
•Two powder rooms with toilet and hand basin for staff and client use
•Customer off street parking for up to 5 vehicles
•Substantive permits for signage, parking and use of paved corner verandah facing both Arms Street and Havilah Road
With ornate Victorian detailing, separate weatherboard stables and resort style outdoor entertaining; this substantial centrally located property provides period elegance with modern scaling and commercial functionality only five minutes drive from the heart of the Bendigo CBD. Providing endless possibilities for purchasers wishing to launch an Air BnB, Bed and Breakfast or relocate an established business to achieve work-life balance in a peaceful family friendly neighborhood