92 Forest Street, Bendigo

Property ID: 1P12670

$1,650,000 - $1,795,000
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Type
House
Contract
For Sale
Inspections
As Advertised or by Appointment
Land Size
1196 sqm
Carport
2
 

CITY-EDGE GOLD-RUSH ERA HOME

The epitome of heritage and position, "Fiorella" is a classic example of mid-Victorian architecture & presents a rare opportunity.
One of the area's earliest residences, it is only a heartbeat to the View Street Arts Precinct, cafes, restaurants, schools, both Hospitals & CBD shopping.
Built for original owner & founding member of the Sandhurst Club, John Augustus Woodward in the late 1860's. An extension added in the 1870's was designed by renowned Bendigo architect, William Vahland and carries Vahlands trademark signature of double-ached windows overlooking the formal front gardens.
The solid brick construction features 14 inch thick walls with 16 ft ceilings, polished floors throughout & Hydronic heating. Vahland's enormous lounge/library features a grand marble fireplace, intricate gold-leaf trimmed concave cornice, ornate ceiling rose and walls lined with bookshelves. Double doors connect the lounge with a light-filled music room/formal dining with fireplace, romantic lead-light bay window & French doors to the airy front portico.
The large kitchen will inspire culinary delights with European appliances (900mm Lofra twin oven, dual-fuel stove & Miele Dishwasher), an antique dresser with pull-out marble pastry boards and ample room for relaxed family dining.
Oversized main bedroom includes a working open fireplace with cast iron grate & mantelpiece, room for a parent's retreat & direct access to the stylish renovated bathroom & separate WC. The second bedroom offers built-in robes & access to the three-way bathroom while the third (guest room) at the front enjoys sweeping views over the leafy front gardens.
A spacious working studio takes advantage of the northern light with bifold doors opening to the private back garden where you can enjoy glorious alfresco living in a paved sun-drenched courtyard complemented by tranquil gardens & manicured hedges.
The rear yard includes stepped access to a large dry cellar and original outbuildings including laundry & 2 storey guesthouse. Affectionately called "The Loft", it features ground floor sitting room, bathroom & stylishly decorated loft bedroom with shuttered windows providing views to Sacred Heart Cathedral spire.
The tree-lined driveway ends under a long vine-draped pergola doing double duty as car accommodation & the perfect place for long celebration lunches with family & friends.
Since the Woodwards, the landmark home has been traded only three times with the current owners in residence for 40 years.

Features

-Built-In Wardrobes
-Close to Transport
-Close to Shops
-Open Fire Place
-Close to Schools
-City Views
-Prestige Homes
-Split System Heating
-Split System Cooling
-Water Tank
-Dishwasher
-Outdoor Entertaining
-Gas HWS
-Detached Studio