Royd Grange Is Awaiting Its Next Chapter!
Built at the height of the Federation era, this grand residence offers buyers a rare opportunity to secure an extraordinary piece of Geelong’s history! Set in a peaceful court and showcasing north-facing views over the Barwon River and Geelong CBD, this property is readily awaiting its next chapter (STCA)!
With public transport and the High Street shopping precinct within easy walking distance, a blissful lifestyle is yours to keep. Belmont Primary School is also a short stroll away, along with the popular That Place Patisserie and Café. And of course, the tranquil Barwon River is yours to enjoy whenever you please.
Graced with period details, including soaring ceilings and ornate archways, the interiors reflect the home’s rich history while inviting you to rejuvenate with your own personal touch (STCA). Both the formal lounge and living zone exude old-world grandeur with decorative fireplaces and large sash windows opening onto the wrap-around verandah. The kitchen is equipped with a built-in pantry and appliances (wall oven, 900mm gas hob, ASKO dishwasher) and flows through to the dining room.
The spacious Master Bedroom also overlooks the wrap-around verandah – putting the foundations in place for renovators to create a stunning Master Retreat (STCA). Two additional bedrooms share close access to the main bathroom, while the viewing tower adds a unique addition to the home – you’ll love telling visitors the story of how Godfrey Hirst, the original owner, used the tower to keep an eye on his factory!
The original ‘servants quarter’ has been updated over the years and grants buyers the option to keep it as part of the family home or even join the Airbnb trend. The kitchenette features a compact cooker with electric cooktop, while the dining area boasts French windows that open onto the courtyard. The lounge with decorative fireplace, two bedrooms (one with storage), and bathroom add the final touches to this self-contained wing.
Ducted heating and a split-system air conditioner provide modern comfort.
The brick remote lock-up garage accommodates four vehicles, while still offering room for a workshop. Its impressive height also makes it an ideal space for storing caravans, boats, or trailers.
With the wrap-around verandah stepping down onto the expansive yard, you’ll love that this property inspires outdoor living. The elevated position not only boasts breathtaking views, but offers a wonderful sense of privacy from neighbours. Other features include nine solar panels, rainwater tank with sprinkler system, and storage sheds. Inspect without delay!