‘ARRAN’ – A STUNNING VICTORIAN HOME IN THE CITY CENTRE

Bed 5
Bath 3
Car 3

- Excellent central locale – walking distance to CBD, QEO, schools and hospital precinct

- Original heritage features including wrought iron detail on façade; wide pine timber flooring; high pressed metal ceilings; picture railing; decorative cornice and ceiling roses; stained glass windows; sash windows; and cast-iron open fireplaces

- Newly renovated kitchen, butlers pantry and ensuite

- Fully renovated, self-contained ‘coach house’ offering additional living space or commercial opportunity (includes kitchen, laundry, dining-living room, bedroom, ensuite and storage loft)

- Versatile floorplan

Executive summary:

This grand Victorian solid brick building has a fascinating story of origin – designed by William Beebe in 1895, this was originally the home of James Allan, the Sheriff of Marong, in Kangaroo Flat. His widow – who had lived as a child in the 1850s on the site of the Alexandra Fountain – loved the house so much she moved it to its central View Street location in 1915, where she lived until her death at the age of 98. Sitting on a corner allotment, this elegant and beautifully presented property, provides style, space and an abundance of charm with original detail throughout. Hidden behind an established hedge, the elaborate façade includes wrought iron fretwork and fluted veranda posts. The separate ‘coach house’ is ideal for self-contained living, a work space or commercial rental opportunities. With the city centre a short stroll away, and all the hard work taken care of, this stunning home is move-in ready and ideal for a buyer seeking a unique piece of history with a variety of living options.

The front entrance opens into a formal entry hall with 4m high ceilings; decorative cornice and corbels; and wide Pine floorboards. A spacious formal lounge is positioned to one side, and opposite is a formal dining room with bay window, both with ornate pressed metal ceilings and cast-iron fireplaces with marble surrounds. A library, conservatory, fully-renovated luxury kitchen with butler’s pantry, living room and sun room are positioned towards the rear of the home. Two large bedrooms are located at the front of the house – one with built-in wardrobe and window seat. A third bedroom, with built-in loft bed, serves as a study, and the master is located on the second floor. This luxurious suite includes a walk-in robe, refurbished ensuite and a balcony overlooking the QEO and poppet head in Rosalind Park. Outdoors, a paved courtyard and decks at the rear lead around to the conservatory – perfect for entertaining – and to one side of the house is a lawn area and large pond set amongst an established, landscaped garden.

Additional features:

- Open fireplaces with cast-iron inserts and marble surrounds in formal living, formal dining and two of the bedrooms

- Ducted floor heating and ducted evaporative cooling

- Split system heating and cooling throughout (including in coach house)

- Quality kitchen appliances including 900mm double oven, five-burner gas cooktop and fully integrated dishwasher

- Renovated kitchen with soft-close cabinetry, stone benchtops and full butler’s pantry

- Fully renovated bathrooms – ensuite with marble vanity and walk-in shower with dual shower heads

- French doors leading from living areas to the outdoors

- Storage shed, garden shed and additional storage currently serving as cellar

- Conservatory with lights, power, tv point and solid fuel heating

- Double gates off side street allowing vehicle access to rear yard

- Dual access off both streets to semi-circular driveway

- Sprinkler system throughout front and side garden