Built in 1872, 'Lavinia' was one of the first brick homes in the Monument Hill area. This gorgeous period property is located on a great elevated block with stunning views over Sacred Heart Cathedral and the city of Bendigo.
Situated on a popular street, just minutes from the centre of the city, a service road provides easy access to the property. Alterations to the home were undertaken in the 1960s adding further character and history. Changes to the front fence, and adding a single garage at the rear and weatherboard extension to the back of the home along with minor modifications took the home from a Victorian design to Classical Revival.
Long driveway runs down the side of the home and the front yard features a beautiful lawn, neat garden beds and a large shady Peppercorn tree. Central stone steps lead up to the verandah offering spectacular views.
This solid brick building offers beautiful heritage features such as original timber flooring, 15-foot ceilings, decorative cornice and a feature archway in the wide entry hall.
Off both sides of the hall are two good-sized bedrooms, both with built-in robes, drawers and a fantastic little desk-nook built in to the shelving. Wide sash windows run across the front windows letting in lots of natural light and offering excellent views.
To the right is a living room with a split system and to the left, a master bedroom with an expansive built-in robe covering one wall and a stunning decorative ceiling rose adding to the character of the property.
At the back of the house is a charming kitchen and dining room with a brick fireplace, exposed brickwork, timber beams and terracotta tiled floor.
The kitchen features a built-in pantry, a large central island bench and modern appliances.
Off the kitchen is a small bathroom with a bath, shower, vanity and stained glass window, and next to this is a bright and light laundry with a separate toilet.
Outdoors, there is a spacious garden with various levels and brick-paved zones. The driveway leads all the way to the rear of the yard, into a single garage that offers concrete flooring and power.
Additional features include:
- Character-filled heritage details
- Hydronic heating
- Modern kitchen appliances including an electric oven with four hotplates and separate grill, and a dishwasher
- Single brick shed and additional garden shed at rear
This beautiful period home is located in a stunning, historical street, an easy walk to Girton Grammar School and only minutes from Bendigo's CBD.This is a rare opportunity to secure a slice of Bendigo's colourful history and to add to the already fascinating story of this delightful property.