Commissioned in 1907 by Hamilton based Stock & Station agent Mr Harold Learmonth, The Gables was designed by leading architect Mr Walter Butler who was well known for his design of many stately Queen Anne style homes throughout Victoria. Some of his better known local homes include Blackwood at Penshurst and Myrniong in Hamilton while Rippon Lea in Melbourne was also designed by Butler.
Featuring 11' Californian Redwood ceilings with oak flooring the main reception rooms are exquisite. The formal entrance hall leads directly both to the front reception room and the adjacent dining/ lounge room. All are of generous proportions, are appropriately furnished and are in excellent condition.
In addition, the downstairs area features a large bedroom with adjacent ensuite as well as a well proportioned office close to the kitchen.
To the rear of the home lies the large country kitchen with adjacent butlers pantry and beautiful snug for those quiet nights by the fire. Behind the kitchen are the utility rooms (sewing and laundry) with access to the large elevated rear deck perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Upstairs is accessed via an ornate Honduras mahogany staircase and boasts a further four huge bedrooms with substantial views over the town and district. A separate living room and full bathroom suite complete the upstairs amenities.
For the wine collector the home has extensive cellaring capacity with separate rooms for both storage and tasting if required.
Located directly opposite the Guilfoyle designed Hamilton Botanical Gardens, the home has easy access to the Hamilton CBD via the rear garden and adjacent ROW leading directly to Gray St, Hamilton's Main Street.
Ample off street parking is provided as well as a large 8m x 10m workshop complete with amenities. The original stable block sits to rear of the 2 titles providing further storage as required.
The Gables represents one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style homes in Victoria. The presentation and condition of the home is excellent and its position is unsurpassed in the delightful provincial city of Hamilton. Inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate all this home has to offer – photos only go so far!!
SALE PRICE INCLUDES ALL FURNITURE INCLUDING ANTIQUES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. (WALK IN WALK OUT)