A classic Ballarat property has much to offer theastute investor or home seeker looking to create an exceptional city retreat, writes EMMA BROWN.
THIS distinctive establishment has huge potential. Rumour has it the property was built by a wealthy land owner for his spinster daughters for whom he created an apartment each.
While it makes a good historical yarn, what is beyond doubt is this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of prime, vintage Ballarat real estate.
It could be used as it currently is as serviced apartments, restored to a palatial mansion on the doorstep of the city or converted into two or three substantial residences or offices. The options are many and glorious.
A unique weatherboard frontage gives way to a solid, brick dwelling that has borne the years well. It is crack free and retains many charming period features such as stained glass windows.
SOLDIERS HILL: Charm Central TweetFacebook 225 Lydiard Street NorthThere are two levels. The ground floor currently has four apartments; two studio and two one bedroom units with private kitchens and sitting rooms.
Upstairs is a two bedroom apartment with vaulted ceiling and skylights. There is a kitchen, living room, central bathroom and a main bedroom with ensuite.
All apartments have spacious corner spas, three overlooking the Lydiard streetscape as well as air-conditioning and gas heaters.
Outside is a leafy, low-maintenance garden in front. There is lane access to a gravel rear yard with parking for three or four cars.
Within close proximity to the train station, cinema, cafes, restaurants, hotels and gallery this is one convenient location. And despite the ease of distance, it is by all reports, exceedingly quiet and private.
225 Lydiard Street North
Bed 6 Bath 6
Agent: Ballarat Property Group Phone: Andrew Ferguson 0409402639 and in conjunction Caine Real Estate 53206000
Open for inspection: View by appointment