$440,000 - $475,000
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131 Goynes Road
Epsom VIC 3551
Historically significant home on huge Epsom block
A recent 2016 Heritage study by the City of Greater Bendigo identified 131 Goynes Road Epsom to be of local historic and aesthetic significance due to its original ownership and well preserved late Victorian timber dwelling. Built in 1887 by John Goyne Junior the beautiful heritage home on 2,473m2 features a front verandah with cast iron frieze and romantic purple wisteria, timber framed sash windows with sidelights, four paneled door, pine lined 13 foot ceilings, ornate fireplaces and mantles, polished timber floorboards and a modern extension linking the weatherboard home to an original brick section with chimney breast which was once a detached kitchen.
The son of John Goyne Senior (prominent inventor, businessman and Councillor of Huntly Shire), John and his wife Alberta raised their eight children in the original Victorian weatherboard dwelling. True to its original purpose this elegant property has evolved over time to respond to the needs and expectations of today’s modern family. The front section of the property features a traditional central hallway with three double bedrooms to the left and formal living, dining and kitchen to the right. The front two bedrooms and living and dining rooms feature ornate mantles and fireplaces with the formal living and dining fireplaces still utilised to add warmth and ambiance to these graceful rooms.
The modern U-shaped solid timber kitchen flows directly off the dining room – replacing the original detached brick kitchen which has been converted into the master suite. The kitchen features extensive cabinetry including a corner pantry, an island bench, double sink, dishwasher, sleek glass electric cooktop and electric oven. The extension to the rear of the home is designed around a large family room with solid fuel heater that leads out to the covered alfresco, spa pavilion and enormous rear garden beyond.
The master bedroom with ensuite and family bathroom with shower, vanity and corner spa compliment the heritage details of the original home whilst adding a touch of modern day luxury. The master suite features the white washed brick walls of the original kitchen with a complete wall of built in robes built over the kitchen’s larder.
Additional features of the property include:
- Ceiling fans in kitchen and family room, solid fuel heating as well as split system heating and cooling in both living rooms
- Practical family laundry with separate toilet
- 3 kw solar panel system
- Rear brick 6.8m x 5.8m studio with carpet, power & telephone – ideal as a rumpus room, home office, gym, teenagers retreat or man cave
- Shady paved under cover alfresco / Raised timber spa pavilion
- Stone driveway with double gate access to the fully fenced rear yard
- Beautifully landscaped outdoor rooms and meticulously maintained front and rear gardens featuring roses, wisteria, flowering bulbs, Japanese Maples, purple and white agapanthus, ornamental plums, apricot, original apple trees as well as natives to attract local birdlife
- Two large water storage tanks for garden irrigation
- Child’s play area with cubby house and sandpit
- 5.9m x 2.9m garden shed with concrete floor
- 10m x 8m workshop and fernery with concrete floor and power incorporating the original slab timber outbuildings and dairy
- New rear Colorbond fence
Tucked behind a white picket fence with established cottage gardens, original slab timber outbuildings, pavilion with spa, 3 kw solar system and separate brick studio – make the next chapter of this historic Epsom home your own.