HOUSE OF THE WEEK
- 13 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
- $2,300,000 - $2,500,000
- Bed 4 | Bath 2 | Car 5
- Agent: Ballarat Property Group
- Contact: Nathan Baker on 0439 302 288
- Inspect: By appointment
Built around 1900 and originally known as St. Elmo, this was one of the first homes to be built on Wendouree Parade, and has uninterrupted views over the glorious lake. The home exudes peace and serenity, set in leafy green gardens on a large property of 1395 square metres.
This iconic home is one of the original homes built on Wendouree Parade and exudes the elegance of the Victorian period. The home has the classic features of the era, with a steep pitched slate roof, turret, imperious chimneys, decorated gables, asymmetrical design and wide verandah. The feeling of space commences at the front door with the elegant, wide entrance and long hallway.
The period features continue with high ceilings, ornate cornices, decorative ceiling roses and pendant lighting in keeping with the era. Statement fireplaces in the front rooms add to the feeling of opulence, while artificial gas log fireplaces in the formal sitting room and rear living room add character.
While this is an historic property, it’s also a home to be lived in, loved and enjoyed with family and friends. Blended with the charm of the past are modern touches such as ducted heating and cooling throughout, solid built-in robes to the four bedrooms, and an ensuite to the master.
Every room in this beautiful home is spacious. At the front are the lounge, sitting and dining rooms. The family bathroom is modern and tastefully decorated with period style. At the rear of the home, there is a large, country-style kitchen (with walk-in pantry) and living area, with a high vaulted timber ceiling and huge glass windows looking out on the luxuriant garden.
A games room complete with bar, outdoor alfresco area with built-in gas barbecue, and underfloor wine cellar with storage for 15 dozen bottles will keep everyone happy. Surrounded by glass windows and sliding doors leading out to the lush gardens is a large 930x430 metre indoor heated pool with its own accompanying bathroom and toilet. Other features include irrigation to water the gardens, built-in sound system in the games room and pool area, and zoned air conditioning throughout.
The property has double street frontage opening though an electric gate from the rear lane to two lock up undercover garages, and an open car port and forecourt, offering parking for up to five cars. Close to Ballarat College, schools, cafes and the CBD, you won’t find a better location than this.
This grand home delivers the essential conveniences of modern life and the gracious lifestyle you thought was lost to the past. A prestigious lakefront home, this is an important part of Ballarat’s heritage awaiting the next custodian.
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