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238 View Street Bendigo
|Land Size:||1263m² approx.|
For Sale - $1,495,000
UNMISTAKABLE VICTORIAN CHARM ON VIEW
All houses have a story to tell and this one is better than most.
History indicates after the original terraces at 238 View Street were destroyed by fire, the new owner loved her old house in Kangaroo Flat so much, she moved it to the present site about 1915.
Since then, like a gracious old lady, "Arran" has been lavished personal style and despite some changes she still retains all the original charm, character and many physical attributes blended with 21st century additions.
Designed by well-known gold rush-era architect William Beebe circa 1895, the solid brick residence displays his signature decorative flourishes with intricate iron lace and fluted verandah posts to the front facade.
Inside, the wide entry hall features two arches, one with etched ruby glass sidelights, polished pine floors and 4mt high ceilings.
Expansive formal lounge and dining rooms both feature ornate pressed-metal ceilings, magnificent marble fireplaces and lead light glazed windows with garden outlooks. Open shelving beside the dining room stores all your crockery, glass and silverware doubling as a library if desired while a sunny study nook adjoins a delightful conservatory - perfect for pre-dinner drinks amid your exotic plants or global artefacts.
Four huge bedrooms include the upstairs main with ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony.
The modern kitchen is equipped with new Fisher & Paykel double oven, gas cooktop, two-drawer dishwasher, timber bench tops and an array of cabinetry beside a charming breakfast nook. A large family living room features French doors opening to the private garden complete with alfresco area beside a wisteria-draped wall and raised lily pond.
Set on a large corner allotment approx. 1263m² with semi-circular driveway to a two-car garage (one side converted to home office/gym) and an extra off-street park.
Ideally located on the corner of two of Bendigo's most prestigious streets Barkly Street and View Street, central to the CBD, Arts Precinct, restaurants, parks and the vitality of View St - this captivating property offers the perfect city-edge lifestyle.