Nestled in a formal front garden, this original, classic, Victorian Italianate home, circa 1887, retains pride of place in the history of Essendon. Mentioned in several local histories, "Lorraine" tastefully combines the elegance of yesteryear with the modern amenities of today. Showcasing many features of the periodincluding high ceilings, elaborate cornices and ceiling roses, window seats and polished wood floorsit is a tribute to the quality of the builders of the past and the addition of modern amenities have turned it into a wonderfully liveable home.
If you enjoy formal entertaining, the lounge/dining room is simply stunning with two magnificent chandeliers illuminating a spacious room, displaying two Carrara marble fireplaces. There are two substantial bedrooms with Carrara marble fireplaces and built-in wardrobesand a third bedroom/study. The kitchen has warm timber cupboards and modern stainless steel appliances, and a cosy breakfast nook. The sunroom/family room overlooks a verandah, a paved outdoor entertaining area and a landscaped garden with plenty of storage in the garage with access to a rear laneway. Other desirable features include an alarm system, ducted heating and air conditioning, and 2 car spaces.
The home is located in a coveted pocket of Essendon with only a short walk to popular private, Catholic, primary and secondary schools. Also within walking distance is Essendon train station and the popular Rose St shopping strip. This home will really appeal to those with a sense of history, and those who appreciate the finer side of life.