Position and Period Perfection
'Alwil' is a grand brick bungalow integral to the Quarry Hill story. Bordering on both popular suburbs Flora Hill and Quarry Hill it was built in 1928 by the Johnston's family, an owner of the neighbouring quarry of which the suburb was named for. Its bright red bricks were made in the quarry's kiln.
Anyone interested in Bendigo's history would be proud to be just the third family to own the property.
Set on a 1059m2 just a 15-minute walk from central Bendigo and less than 5 minute dve to Bendigo Central , Train Station and the Marketplace. Impeccably maintained and updated by the vendor are more reasons to love this quality heritage home.
The front half of the house is almost spot on original, and looking as polished as the day it was built. Step up to the curved porch and open the double leadlight doors to a sweeping entrance foyer that sets the scene for a touch of grandeur.
High ceilings, ornate cornice, beautiful ceiling roses and frosted glass pendants bring class and character to most rooms, as do deep windowsills and pretty stained glass.
Off the entrance hall are two gorgeous bedrooms and an as-new, high-class bathroom with a wide frameless shower and marble-topped vanity.
A spacious formal loungeroom and dining room are separated by double glass doors. The lounge has an open fireplace with originalmirrored mantle. The dining room mantelpiece has a gas heater, although there is zoned ducted heating and air conditioning throughout the home.
At the rear, the plan opens to an extension befitting the home's elegance.
Polished floor boards and high ceilings set the scene for a French provincial style kitchen. In addition to marble-bench tops and wide pot drawers is a deep butler's sink, a six-burner Ilve stove and double doors leading to a fully-fitted walk-in pantry.
Off the living and dining area is the master bedroom, with garden views and an ensuite.
The large laundry is noteworthy, with a storage room and powder room beside, and a pull-down ladder allowing access to the full-height ceiling cavity; large enough for a second story, STCA.
A further bedroom/study also features. Other recent additions within include bespoke drapes and roman blinds, chandeliers and built-in timber wardrobes.
Outside, a multiple sized carport, colorbond shed that turns into a double garage that includes workshop and are both rare assets so close to town. There is a watering system for the manicured garden, and extensive red brick paving.