- 3 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 1190 Square metres
Grand Old Church With Separate B&B and Gallery
Originally the Baptist Church, this turn of the century building now represents unique residential living with additional opportunity via the adjacent gallery room and accommodation stay.
PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
• 1190m2 (over ¼ acre) with two street frontages
• 1880 – 1913 built, immense structure, predominantly of local stone
• Huge amount of internal space for living and other ventures
• Gallery room currently operates as a Motorcycle Museum
• Fully self-contained accommodation
• Large private undercover courtyard
• Secure yard for off street parking
What a wonderful opportunity to acquire such a property! This impressive, former church provides adaptive and large scale living areas, combined with the quality appointed, freestanding, stone building known as Tennyson Hall, this being a bed and breakfast, along with a huge room to suit a multitude of purposes such as gallery, museum, potentially further accommodation or more private living quarters.
Internally, the home has retained much of its character of yesteryear with historic clerestory leadlight windows, cathedral ceilings and solid timber flooring. The living area comprises 3 levels, these being lower or ground floor, raised kitchen and upper level mezzanine section.
The lower level is comprised of 2 very large semi-open living areas that, when occupied, can provide both casual, open plan, family space or formal, more intimate, living. Also on this level is the original kitchen with its wood stove, a storage area and toilet. The upper level includes the large main bedroom, 2 way bathroom with heritage themes, the second bedroom and the upstairs landing area, which creates another living section. The main kitchen has been recently upgraded with solid 100 year old Oregon bench top, large island bench, has a dishwasher and an abundance of space.
Internally and externally accessed is the museum / gallery which has very high ornate ceilings and cornices in keeping with the property's character and accesses two more bathrooms and large laundry. This enables separate washrooms for day visitors or further scope for development.
The accommodation stay is delightfully renovated with kitchenette, bathroom and bed/living area.
The courtyard is embraced by all 3 facilities, enabling it to be either private residential use, or a shared area, depending on your chosen purpose.
The internals of the church do require the buyer to add their own touches to complete and restore it to its deserving glory but it certainly isn't overwhelming and certainly is worth it when you consider the history, structure and opportunity.
Call NOW on 0488 972 888 for more information or to arrange a private inspection.
Country Estates Realty Pty Ltd trading as CE Property Group RLA100925
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