43-47 Were Street, BRIGHTON VIC 3186Sold
South Lodge – A Rare Historic Homestead
House Sold - BRIGHTON VIC
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – REGISTER TO INSPECT
Hidden from the street amidst magnificent flowing gardens, ‘South Lodge’ is a picturesque rustic Victorian homestead built in 1842 and lovingly restored by its current owners. Entering from Were street, the pebbled drive sweeps by islands of greenery and vast lawns up to the front porch. The steeply pitched gabled roofs peek out amongst the grand old trees, beckoning you into a bygone era of romance and beauty.
Inside, multiple living spaces exude the relaxed luxury of a true country estate. The formal lounge includes open fireplace and bay windows overlooking the rose garden. Across the hall, the guest quarters enjoy similarly delightful views from extended bay windows, and also include working open fireplace, built in robes, and charming ensuite complete with timber vanity and brass faucets.
The master bedroom comprises large main suite with open fireplace, and fabulous combined ensuite/walk in robe with full length mirror. The upper level offers another versatile living space with large rumpus room, rooftop deck, and cosy attic bedroom with gorgeous country style ensuite. Downstairs, the fourth and fifth bedrooms are equally spacious, each with open fireplaces and built in storage. The fourth is currently functioning as a large and tranquil home office with garden views. A central main bathroom services the downstairs, with bathtub and shower.
From here the floorplan extends out into the main hub of the home, which sings of bustling family life and resplendent social occasions. With the perfect setting for any mood whether it be a candlelit supper by the crackling fire in the dining room, morning tea in the conservatory, or summertime fun by the pool after a hit of tennis.
The open plan Country style kitchen has been crafted with impeccable attention to detail, featuring marble and blackbutt cabinetry with integrated fridge and dishwasher, and distinctive enamel and cast-iron AGA cooker. With myriad cooking options, including both gas and radiant hotplates, warming plate and six oven types, this AGA will be your best friend in the kitchen!
The family room is comfortable and spacious, with bay windows and french doors opening onto the pool area. The pool itself is solar heated and self-cleaning, with an adjoining pool house with inground spa and shower area. Besides the modgrass tennis court is a pavilion set up as a nifty gymnasium.
Across from the conservatory is a spiral stairway leading up to yet another indoor space, currently utilised as a craftsman’s workshop, but could easily serve as a further guest room or teenager’s retreat. Down below is the four-car garage and another workshop or storage room. Other features of this one-of-a-kind family home include ample laundry with outside clothesline access, ducted heating and cooling, two car carport, garden lighting and bore water irrigation system with desalination unit.
‘South Lodge’ is fabulously located on wide and leafy Were street, walking distance to the bay and Greenpoint park, Brighton Beach train station, and Were Street shops. A short drive to the Church Street Shopping precinct and surrounded by your choice of excellent schools. This is the Bayside lifestyle at its best and a rare opportunity to secure one of Melbourne’s most enchanting homes
- 5 bed
- 5 bath
- 6 Parking Spaces
- Land is 3,017 m²
- 4 Garage
- 2 Carport
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