Dating back to 1857 this heart-warming home has been meticulously transformed for modern living, but all the while retaining the romantic, graceful features of a bygone era.
Featuring three dedicated bedrooms plus the option of one of the studies becoming a fourth, the home has been restumped, rewired and replumbed and combines hardwood floors of reclaimed Baltic pine and Victorian Ash. Underfloor insulation has been included to provide 21st century comfort. Period features throughout include timber and ornate pressed metal ceilings, colonial sash windows plus restored brick fireplaces.
The kitchen and its bespoke walk in pantry are a standout feature. The benchtop and cabinetry have been fashioned from reclaimed hardwood timber, incorporating new soft close tracks. The splashback combines glass and stone mosaic tiles and includes new downlights for modern convenience. In addition to the modern Miele and Smeg appliances, there is a slow combustion stove with hot water jacket for passive hot water supply.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a large living room that leads to a second study or music room, plus access via French doors to a new north east facing spotted gum timber deck in a private courtyard setting. The light filled atrium seamlessly connects the two original parts of the home with the use of triple glazing plus unique honed bluestone flooring.
A luxurious bathroom featuring a double vanity with reclaimed Tallow wood makes the perfect place to indulge with its deep bath and separate shower. There is also a new second bathroom to enjoy.
Other improved insulation properties include minimum R3.5 ceiling insulation, R1.5 wall insulation – along with acoustic treatment in several rooms – plus the installation of the triple glazing.
The outside space has not been overlooked. Striking pathways of reclaimed red brick and the use of Beechworth granite are highlighted in the landscaping. Thoughtful herb and vegetable beds have been included. A separate shed and workshop area, plus a detached studio space – even lending itself to another bedroom – provide flexibility for the expanding family.
Just a short walk to everything Beechworth, this amazing transformation is a credit to the vendors and tradespeople's vision and their understanding of a sympathetic restoration of once a modest cottage. See for yourself by arranging an inspection.