Iconic Ballarat Building
Built in Circa 1856 on blue stone foundations this property has a rich history many of the period features and character have been uncovered and rediscovered. Currently a ‘work from home’ business and has the potential for further business use, subject to council approval, however this could also make a substantial family home located in the town of Ballarat just two blocks from Sturt Street where everything is on your doorstep, and in the school catchment of Ballarat High School.
Set on a corner position, the home has undergone some changes in the last 30 years to accommodate not only a business but two separate residence with the bonus of having separate access.
As you step in to the formal entrance you are greeted by the stairs rise to the first floor. On this level, is a self-contained two bedroom residence with a beautiful formal lounge or drawing room with amazing 3.6m ceiling height, scrolled archways, cornice and ceiling roses, old timber doors, high skirtings, exposed old brick walls, tall sash windows providing natural light and looking out to the surrounds, a gas fire place with a handmade timber mantel piece giving a focal point to the grand room, opening to the dining space which also has an original decorative brick fireplace, also on this level are the two bedrooms, a shower room, and kitchen.
On the ground floor level, the second residence which is currently open to the main property but can be self-contained comprises, two bedrooms, laundry with linen press, kitchen with stainless steel Delonghi gas cook top & electric oven and dishwasher, pantry, and skylight, open to the living room complete with gas Rinnai heater. The main bathroom has a roll top, claw foot bath, shower, vanity and separate toilet.
As part of the ground floor is home to the ‘great room’ / recreation room / currently a huge work space with high ceilings, picture rails and tall windows. There are two possible entrances from the street to this room, one on the corner of Eyre Street and Lyons Street South, or double French doors from Lyons Street South. From the formal entrance, sliding doors open to a further work space and office complete with powder room, kitchenette, NBN, and exit door out to the courtyard garden and parking. From here you access what is currently being used as a dining space which has a cast iron decorative fireplace.
As a former public house, the triple cellar sections are still there to this day accessed via a staircase from the hallway.
From Eyre Street there is access to a double carport with roller door leading through into the four car, lock up garage and store room / workshop.