Constructed in 1867 as one of the area's first permanent residences, this is a tremendously special property. Heritage architecture is as resplendent as it was 150 years ago. A coloured stained-glass entry with period bell pull introduces an interior that also endures in almost entirely original, though perfectly preserved form. Exquisite Victorian plasterwork and light fittings grace high ceilings, while elegant open fireplaces remain adorned by grand mantles.
Solid brick inner and outer walls insulate temperature for effective use of climate control options that include gas log fire, reverse cycle air conditioning, ducted cooling and gas heating. Tasmanian oak hardwood floors gleam beneath a substantial contemporary kitchen appointed with 900mm cooker and dishwasher. The 4 enormous bedrooms include one with added ensuite and another with shelving, ready for use as a home office.
Masterfully accomplishing a seamless extension, exposed beams hold a timber ceiling aloft, whist details harmonise with the era of the existing residence. Synchronising another modern concept, French and glass bi-fold doors on both sides of the home create a fabulous connection between several indoor and alfresco living zones. A charming pergola provides further outdoor shelter, and a double garage plus twin-in-tandem carport cover vehicles.
Once surrounded by tents on the goldfields, it now rests within lovely gardens, where long-established shade trees and lawn span the remainder of the block. On almost 1/4 acre and fully-fenced, it's just 2 kilometres from the CBD, less to schools and shopping precincts. Benefitting by all the wealth of a gold mine manager's bank balance, it was bound to be magnificent, as it continues to be to this day.