One of Daylesford’s ‘finest’: renovated dream home for sale


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Old-world charm combines with an ultra-modern extension at this grand Daylesford Victorian labelled “one of the town’s finest properties.”

Rothesay, originally built at 32 Hill St in the 1880s, is for sale with a $2.2 million asking price.

Step inside to discover traditional style in two bedrooms and an open living area restored to their former glory at the front of the house.

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32 Hill St, Daylesford has historic charm at the front.

Contemporary cool out back.

The front of the house is still traditionally styled.

The elegant home’s heritage is showcased in the formal lounge room with high corniced ceilings, two marble fireplaces and heavy curtains that contrast with contemporary black floorboards.

But an extension by Hardwick Build Co transports the four-bedroom home into the 21st century.

Waller Realty agent Tom Robertson said the new section, which includes a bespoke kitchen with three ovens and two wine fridges, offers “the best of modern conveniences”.

A modern kitchen is well equipped with three ovens.

Living spaces look out to the gardens.

“The double-storey addition makes it’s a really special property,” Mr Robertson said.

“The vendor has an amazing eye for detail … we haven’t really seen a home comparable to this in Daylesford.”

Another feature is the shipping container in the backyard, which was turned into a well equipped outdoor kitchen. The backyard also has a flourishing vegie garden, Tait Iron pergola, slate paving, open fireplace and built-in barbecue.

A built-in barbecue is near the shipping container kitchen.

Vegie gardens are another highlight outside.

There are four bedrooms inside.

Owner Jean Steiner said she transformed period homes while living in them. This was her latest masterpiece.

She said the front section’s kitchenette made the house dividable into two self-contained sections, which suited a buyer who wanted to use it as a short-term rental.

The renovation was recently completed.

Its central location, walking distance to the Convent Gallery and Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, would also draw in visitors.

The Daylesford dream home is for private sale.

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