HOUSE OF THE WEEK
- 1422 Sturt Street, Lake Wendouree
- Bed 4 | Bath 3 | Carparks 3
- $2,350,000 - $2,475,000
- Agency: Jellis Craig
- Agent: Rebecca Stepnell on 0423 050 864
- Contact: By appointment
Distinguished proportions and benchmark period features encapsulate this remarkable family residence. Built in 1904 and on the market for the first time in 35 years, "Warawinga" is an expansive Federation-style home with all the magnificent qualities you expect of that era.
Features include exquisite original leadlight windows, elegant lighting, marble mantels, custom-made Brinton wool carpet, polished timber floors, and magnificent original decorative ceilings with beautiful ornate plaster cornices.
The property is set among idyllic north-facing established gardens and mature trees on a private 1320 square metre block.
There is a current approved planning permit to subdivide the 301 square metre garage location, with approved concept plans for a two-storey architecturally designed townhouse.
With several spacious living zones, a large home office and four bedrooms (three with their own ensuite), this property is of grand proportions. The huge upstairs teenage retreat is an open plan haven.
Comfort is assured with hydronic central heating, a Coonara-style fire in the office and several open fireplaces throughout.
The inviting kitchen and family dining area comes complete with a vintage Italian marble-topped island bar. Exuding warmth, it's also fitted out with superb vintage timber cupboards, a large pantry, polished floors and two sets double doors leading to the rear garden.
The discreet service access from the grand dining room makes it the perfect kitchen for an entertainer.
The dining room has original leadlight windows, an antique French chandelier, an antique marble and decorative timber mantel, and a magnificent original decorative ceiling with beautiful ornate plaster cornices.
The formal lounge has a marble mantel, the original tiled fireplace, exquisite original leadlight windows and a gracious Italianate chandelier.
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Adding to the home's ample storage, there is a separate laundry with a large linen and cupboard space.
A three-car garage, workshop, lockable storage areas and a large walk-in under stair wine cellar provide even further storage.
This is a premier piece of heritage real estate sitting in an ideal position, just metres from Lake Wendouree and opposite Ballarat Clarendon College and St Patrick's College.
Ballarat High School and Loreto College are also within walking distance and it's a five minutes walk to a supermarket, cafes, pharmacy and hotels.
A stately home that simply cannot be overlooked, call the agency today to arrange your own private inspection.
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