34 Lucan Street
North Bendigo

$735,000 - $770,000


Property Dates and Times

Property Features

Property ID: 3457913

Built In Robes
Open Fireplace
Open Spaces
Outdoor Entertaining
Split System AirCon
Split System Heating

Very Special, Fully Renovated 1930s Treasure

Here's a home that's followed the fortunes of heritage Bendigo. When this honest workers' cottage was built in the 1930s, the nearby gas works was in round-the-clock production. Perhaps the original owner walked to work there? Now, this vibrant pocket of Bendigo is home to the Fox and Giraffe Cafe, the re-imagined Tyson's Reef Hotel, and everyone's favourite, Lake Weeroona.

Number 34 Lucan has changed somewhat too. The vendor has added to the neighbourhood's charm by taking the utmost care in a professional renovation.
The lofty facade gracefully sits behind a heritage wire fence and leafy garden. There is space for up to four vehicles to park off-road, but the stand-out feature is the wide and welcoming deck - more living space than veranda.

There are two bedrooms either side of the entrance hall. One has ruby stained glass side light windows and a gas log fireplace set into the mantlepiece. The other has an exquisite ensuite, with an open shower and duck egg grey basin. The powder room beside, with notable bevelled glass mirror, is cleverly placed for dual access.

Step through to the open-plan, living room to find an expanse of floating bamboo flooring, built-in bookshelves, another beautiful timber mantlepiece and feature pendant lights. To the right, past a European laundry and under a skylight, is the main bathroom. It evokes a little art deco style, in classic, classy black and white.

A third, larger bedroom at the back has a ceiling fan, built-in-robe, and lovely floor-to-ceiling French windows. The eat-in kitchen is as-new, with a corner pantry, dishwasher and mix of cabinets and pot drawers. The space boasts views of two outdoor alfresco areas; double French colonial doors lead to a grape and wisteria-covered paved patio at the back, or a side deck.

Outside, the property continues to captivate. Who's dreaming of a productive garden with organic fertile soil? This one is brimming with herbs and fruit trees. Keep the backyard shed as a large storage space, or make use of its power and concrete floor and convert into a studio or outdoor living area.

Walk to the Bendigo Hospital, or take the Bendigo Creek Trail into the city. With such a great location this home has a proven, long-term rental history, and with Bendigo a growing tourist destination just 2.5 hours from Melbourne and Sydney, it would also make a divine B&B. However, the next owner will likely fall in love at first sight and want to keep this treasure all for themselves.