This exceptional and meticulously maintained property provides a rare and exciting opportunity for those seeking a lifestyle change or for the visionary business operator to purchase one of the best and most iconic buildings in country Victoria.
Situated in the historic township of Kyneton, this building is truly imposing and presents endless opportunities – only limited by your imagination. The property is currently utilised as a particularly successful boutique hotel with an associated lifestyle and home-wares store known as ‘Mollisons’.
The former Bank of NSW is architecturally of State Importance and recognised as a fine and early example of the Edwardian Free Style. Built in 1903-1904 by notable architects Godfrey and Spowers, the building features an asymmetrical red brick facade, steep gables, terra-cotta tiled roof, tall chimneys and distinctive Art Nouveau lettering.
The impeccably restored solid brick building is situated on a huge 1,176m2 allotment and boasts 25 plus rooms – including 9 beautifully proportioned bedrooms, 7 with contemporary ensuites plus a 2 bedroom apartment with full bathroom. It has extensive living areas, court yards, balconies and abundant storage rooms – perfect for continued use as a private boutique hotel. The building also boasts 2 further large areas perfect for commercial use as a cafe/store/wine bar/restaurant. The interiors comprise of soaring ceilings, polished floors, large cornices, open fireplaces, stairways, sash windows, wide skirting boards and architraves.
The entire 680m2 building has been fully restored and maintained and is remarkably intact both internally and externally including a well-established private garden. The property is connected to all town services, has solar hot water and abundant off street parking for 9 cars.
The surrounding region enjoys a strong and growing domestic, interstate and international tourism market – experiencing visitation numbers of 1.67 million, an increase of 62% since 2009 of which 68% are attributed to Kyneton and Woodend. The area also boasts an array of delights and experiences including the Macedon Ranges and Harcourt Valley Wine region, historic townships and hamlets, gin distilleries and cideries, golf courses, galleries, studios, antique and craft shops, historic gardens, gourmet food and award winning restaurants, cafes, nature trails, botanic gardens and markets – all within a 30 minute drive. Freeway access and train station is located nearby. Melbourne CBD is an easy 1 hour drive and Tullamarine Airport only 45 minutes.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional property in the progressive and highly sought after Macedon Ranges township of Kyneton.
For further information or to arrange a private viewing please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277