173 Don Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
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A SLICE OF HISTORY WITH SENSATIONAL CATHEDRAL VIEWS
Built in 1872, ‘Lavinia’ was one of the first brick homes in the Monument Hill area. This gorgeous period property is located on a great elevated block with stunning views over Sacred Heart Cathedral and the city of Bendigo.
Situated on a popular street, just minutes from the centre of the city, a service road provides easy access to the property. Alterations to the home were undertaken in the 1960s adding further character and history. Changes to the front fence, and adding a single garage at the rear and weatherboard extension to the back of the home along with minor modifications took the home from a Victorian design to Classical Revival.
Long driveway runs down the side of the home and the front yard features a beautiful lawn, neat garden beds and a large shady Peppercorn tree. Central stone steps lead up to the verandah offering spectacular views.
This solid brick building offers beautiful heritage features such as original timber flooring, 15-foot ceilings, decorative cornice and a feature archway in the wide entry hall.
Off both sides of the hall are two good-sized bedrooms, both with built-in robes, drawers and a fantastic little desk-nook built in to the shelving. Wide sash windows run across the front windows letting in lots of natural light and offering excellent views.
To the right is a living room with a split system and to the left, a master bedroom with an expansive built-in robe covering one wall and a stunning decorative ceiling rose adding to the character of the property.
At the back of the house is a charming kitchen and dining room with a brick fireplace, exposed brickwork, timber beams and terracotta tiled floor.
The kitchen features a built-in pantry, a large central island bench and modern appliances.
Off the kitchen is a small bathroom with a bath, shower, vanity and stained glass window, and next to this is a bright and light laundry with a separate toilet.
Outdoors, there is a spacious garden with various levels and brick-paved zones. The driveway leads all the way to the rear of the yard, into a single garage that offers concrete flooring and power.
Additional features include:
Character-filled heritage details
Modern kitchen appliances including an electric oven with four hotplates and separate grill, and a dishwasher
Single brick shed and additional garden shed at rear
Approved plans and permits for an extension
This beautiful period home is located in a stunning, historical street, an easy walk to Girton Grammar School and only minutes from Bendigo’s CBD. Filled with character and charm, the home also comes with plans, drawings and approved permits for an extension, providing fabulous possibility for the new owner. This is a rare opportunity to secure a slice of Bendigo’s colourful history and to add to the already fascinating story of this delightful property.