Sold for $720,000
Exclusive One Of A Kind Apartment Opportunity
With a private entrance from Lewis Street and positioned above the Beechworth Bakery, this stately corner 1886 Water Board building is brimming with over 250m2 of charm and character while tastefully updated interiors ensure no further work is necessary.
An imposing period façade and a magnificent old world timber staircase with wrought iron balustrade make for an enchanting introduction to this exclusive apartment. Showcasing designer form, yesteryear's charm, vast dimensions and exceptional family function; this palatial contemporary residence is without compromise, offering a sophisticated home for executive living.
A multi-level layout allows for very comfortable day-to-day living with the grand lounge and dining area (former board room) warmed by morning and Northerly sunlight while accompanied by a sleek built in cloak cupboard, room divider and entertainment stack and credenza.
15-foot ceilings, deep cove cornices, ceiling roses along with two black marble fireplaces (workable) create the ambient feel, while central heating and refrigerated cooling allows touch of the button convenience.
The state of the art contemporary kitchen also provides open fire warmth along with integrated features including: refrigerator and freezer, microwave and a two-drawer dishwasher that create a clean sweep amid the mirrored splashbacks and granite benchtops. A 900mm SMEG cooktop and Blanco oven also streamline the space to give a sharp overall feel.
Also on this level of the residence which features highly polished timber floors, is a powder room positioned for convenience to the living areas and a sun filled study/home office adjacent, with ample shelving and storage.
Cupboards with built in drawers and baskets also add to the tailored robe space in the master bedroom, with a dramatic ensuite offering a wide shower, black polished granite tiles and glass bowl vanity.
A European laundry is cleverly positioned and up a few stairs to the second level, the stunning family bathroom creates a relaxing space with a deep free standing bath, rainfall showerhead and stone benches.
The second living space, or The Vault' is a fabulous lounging space for guests wishing to sip a couple of drinks, as this room offers a corner booth with seating for 10, a long granite bar, more ample storage, built in speakers and an entertainment or theatre space.
Two bedrooms are also at this level which offer head board niches, built in robes, study area and skylights that peer through the heritage façade.
All bedrooms have Internet and TV points along with a neutral tone for simple contemporary styling.
The sky lounge and beer garden is accessed via "vault doors", which lead you up to the rooftop and alfresco area. Arranged to represent a conversation pit, this area is bordered by lush planting, built in barbecue and beer fridge, TV and views across central Ballarat.
For the design and fashion aficionados, Sturt Street, restaurants and café culture are only metres away, along with a short stroll to the Ballarat train station for those Melbourne commutes.
The apartment also includes a car space in the security gated car park with direct access at the rear of the building.
Rarely offered and totally unique, this spacious and stylish residence is synonymous to Ballarat's history and will surely impress.
About ballarat central
median house price630000
median house rent310
suburb rental yield2.6%
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