BALLARAT’S former RSL building is back on the market this week following a five-month delay.
The historic Lyons Street South building was expected to go under the hammer on December 16 last year but an administrative glitch in the building’s vendor statement led to the to the auction being postponed.
Ballarat real estate firm Gull and Company will auction the 1011sqm landmark on Friday, June 29, at 2pm, with its proximity to Sturt Street and central Ballarat and historic features expected to draw attention.
Ballarat RSL sub-branch president Alex Tascas said the sale delay was caused by Section 32 documents of the sale contract, which contain information related to property permits, title details, covenants and easements.
Built in 1901 by surgeon William Cussen, the two-storey building was listed for sale in November 2011 after it was deemed inappropriate and the Ballarat RSL sub branch relocated to to The George Hotel in Lydiard Street North.
Zoned for mixed usage, the building is listed at an asking price of between $1.5 million and $2 million.
“Steeped in local history with significant architecture and period inclusions is this stately property in the heart of Ballarat,” the property listing says.
“The magnificent staircase, the variety of beautiful original fireplaces with marble and timber surrounds, decorative ceilings to be admired, superb leadlight windows and stunning entrance foyer and hallway showcases the craftsmanship of the previous era.”
The building is described as an iconic property in an enviable location with no structural alterations.