Award winning restoration Idyllic country lifestyle!
Located in the picture-perfect town of Learmonth, an easy drive from the amenities of Ballarat, this award-winning restoration offers an idyllic country lifestyle without the excessive commute. A reworking of the Blacksmiths (circa 1860) and Bakery (circa 1884), a focus on heritage restoration has created a bespoke character filled home that you cannot help but fall in love with.
A winner of the City of Ballarats 2014 Award for 'Best Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place', the home is set on a large allotment of 2134sqm (over half an acre), surrounded by established trees and gardens and offers glimpses of Lake Learmonth. Nestled amongst a heritage streetscape and back dropped by Lake Learmonth, the home is the briefest of walks to café Sidra a trendy coffee spot incorporating the local Post Office.
The spacious master bedroom has French door access to the veranda along with a luxurious ensuite that features a relaxing tub to soak in whilst enjoying the romantic ambience of the open fireplace (yes, a bathroom with its own open fire!). The spacious second bedroom features original timber panelling, and the third bedroom offers an adaptive space that also works well as a home office.
A generously proportioned lounge enjoys beautiful light with a cosy feel complete with built in shelving and cathedral ceilings. The entrance way leads to a central atrium offering more adaptive spaces, and leading to the entertainers kitchen that boasts timber floors, slick bench-tops, soft close drawers, island bench, wine rack, quality stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. A laundry and mudroom, with ample storage, complete the internal spaces.
Further features include numerous vaulted ceilings, sky windows, two reverse cycle AC units, double glazed or tinted windows, and a 5 kilowatt solar system!
Outside, a large decking area is perfectly positioned overlooking the rear yard that feature Paul Bangay inspired gardens, along with a small studio/reflection space, established trees and a garden shed. A double lock up garage and double carport offer accommodation for potentially up to four vehicles and have 3 phase power.
With rear lane access to the walking trail and productive fruit trees including Mulberry, Cherry and Hazelnut, this is a unique opportunity to live in your very own piece of rural history. Contact the selling agents at Jellis Craig Ballarat to arrange your private inspection.
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