505 Mair Street, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 | Jellis Craig
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505 Mair Street, Ballarat Central

1860’s Architecture Meets Modern Brilliance

Meticulously maintained, this most stunning of homes represents an outstanding example of Ballarat’s period architecture. Originally the Congregational Church manse, the grand building was designed by one of Ballarat’s most famous architects, Henry Caselli, circa 1862. As was the practice with stately homes in their day, this building was constructed on Bluestone foundations and used the English bond brickwork pattern.
Spoiled for choice of access points, one entrance takes you directly from the street into the original home at the front of the house, while the other entrance very cleverly directs you down the side and into the grandeur of the recently constructed addition - now a modern home with more luxury appointments than you would expect of a home today.
Extensively renovated including plumbing, new gas lines and three phase power with electrics completely overhauled. The marble fire surrounds in the old part of the home are genuine antiques, as is the stained glass window on the rear staircase which the glass at the side entrance was made to match.
The ground level of the home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and separate powder room, 2 kitchens complete with stainless steel Smeg appliances and granite bench tops, 2 meal areas and 2 living areas. In fact, much of the ground level could be used as a fully self-contained home within a home, producing a haven for a loved one or a second income stream from a lodger.
The first floor is accessed via either of two separate timber staircases from the new area. It hosts 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas and 2 bathrooms that have amenities and tiling that needs to be seen to be believed! A gas log fire and hydronic heating ensures personal comfort in this area. The main bedroom has a full size bathroom and a separate powder room.
A huge, bright and sun-filled living room is a massive feature in this area, with double glazed windows on three sides, gas log fire, central heating and hydronic heating lends itself to a cosy private lounge or grand home office.
A second living area has an antique marble fireplace with a north facing window, as is the third bathroom, which includes a toilet, is modern and well-appointed for everyday use. The land area is approximately 745 m2 with mixed use zoning. The rear of the home can be accessed from a lane off Dawson Street via a remote operated door which leads to a garage and parking space.
Close to the CBD, hospitals, churches and schools, this is truly an architectural masterpiece that will command your attention.

Land size: 745 Square Metres approx.


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