A unique opportunity presents itself to secure one of Queenscliff's most iconic buildings. Boasting a rich and colourful history, here is your chance to author the next chapter.
With the ground floor and cellar having recently undergone a meticulous restoration, and the upper level ready for its introduction into the future, the possibilities of this extraordinary property are limited only by your imagination. Use the mansion as your own home and own the best beach house on the Bellarine, divide the property into two mansions with separate entrances, transform the entire property into luxury seaside apartments, or use the property for commercial use as a restaurant, bar, and sensational wedding venue (STCA) - the choice is yours!
The roof is like new, while damaged and missing cast iron balustrades have been recast and replaced. Double hung windows have been repaired and re-installed to ensure the building's heritage is beautifully retained. Substantial re-wiring and a hot water service with the capacity to service both the commercial zones and potential upstairs accommodation are welcome additions. With premium fittings and surfaces used throughout, no expense has been spared in restoring this building to its former glory, perhaps even beyond.
The opulent black-and-white porcelain tiled entrance foyer welcomes you into the residence, with a glorious return staircase inviting you up towards the trio of arched leadlight windows.
Currently used as a restaurant and bar, the ground floor offers a flexible floorplan with multiple zones that can be self-contained for either commercial or residential use. Imagine sipping a G&T on the British Colonial Style veranda or soak up the atmosphere in the picturesque beer garden with tropical-style gardens. The main bar features near-new appliances and services both front zone, complete with open gas fireplaces and Westminster pendants, and the large rear restaurant/events zone. A separate ballroom, graced with a marble fireplace and five crystal basket chandeliers, offers a magnificent formal entertaining or corporate events option, along with the private dining room. The kitchen is ideally placed to service each of the restaurant, ballroom, private dining room, and cellar.
Step down into the cellar, and you'll be forgiven for thinking you've stepped back in time. Overflowing with character, the Gotham Bar and entertaining room is one of the most intriguing areas of the entire mansion. With access points from the kitchen, main foyer, and private access to King Street, you have the option of running your very own Whiskey bar or owning a stylish self-contained apartment that will make you the envy of all your friends (STCA). The entertaining room is graced with a marble fireplace, panelled walls, and imported wallpaper that is reminiscent of the Gatsby era. The bar adjoins a cosy sitting nook with yet another marble fireplace, while a brick passageway with seated bar area leads to the arched wine storage.
The first floor provides the ultimate blank canvas, where you get to create your very own masterpiece. Restore this level to create a world-class hotel with glamorous rooms, a sensational set of self-contained apartments, or create a beautiful living space to enjoy in your very own home. The expansive layout grants you the option to separate the floor into two separate self-contained mansions (STCA). Why not live in one yourself and rent out the other? Imagine waking up in the morning to the ocean breeze sifting through the curtains, and strolling out to the balcony to soak up the idyllic seaside view.
It doesn't get much better than that!
A swirling staircase leads up the three-storey tower, where you can relish in the commanding 360-degree views whenever you please. Look out over the Rip or see the sparkling Melbourne lights at night. You'll never find a better point to watch the New Years Eve fireworks. With several cosy nooks tucked away from the staircase, you'll adore snuggling up with a glass of red and a loved one while you savour the romantic views. And if that's not enough... the adjoining grounds provide you with yet more possibilities. Zoned as Residential One, you have the option of developing another building or apartments (STCA).
Land size is 1354sqm (approx).
For more information please contact:
Lee Botsios | 0438 533 066
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