The city side of the lake

Tranquil and leafy, this street and home is perfectly positioned with the lake at one end and Sturt Street at the other. Beyond the front gate, a pergola with climbing vine shades the walkway to the verandah and double front doors.

A spacious foyer gives way to a formal living room to the right with gas log heater and timber surround. This leads on to a formal dining area at the back overlooking the garden. Next door is a home office.

Further along is another dining space and an informal family room with a freestanding gas log heater. There is a third dining space at the entrance of the renovated kitchen. The kitchen looks out to the front yard and has a sneaky view of the lake. Cream country style cabinetry is offset with a stainless steel double oven and green laminate benchtops.

Upstairs are four bedrooms. Three share a main bathroom while the master has an en suite accessed via a walk-through robe.

A shady, landscaped back yard is low maintenance. To one side is a glass encased spa house which looks out to a raised deck alfresco area with town gas.

Further out a quality built rumpus room with its own bar, kitchenette, Castlemaine stone feature wall and gas log fire, could easily be adapted to any use. Along with a side carport there is further car spaces in the four car garage and workshop.

This home’s block was once part of the Bishop’s Palace, and now backs onto shared gardens and tennis courts overseen by a body corporate. Within a short walk is the lake, St Patrick’s College, Pleasant Street Primary School, and cafes while Ballarat central is a short drive away.