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$3,450,000 - Sold 29 Jun 2021
Eastern Beach Rd is the pinnacle of Geelong waterfront living and is regarded as some of Victoria’s most prized real estate.
“Benton” built in 1880, is beautifully presented and perfectly positioned to capture the stunning north facing views over the tranquil waters of Corio Bay, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Eastern Beach and of course, the iconic Eastern Beach Baths and Promenade. This rare opportunity to own a piece of the region’s most tightly held real estate is presented.
The home is captivating, having undertaken a stunning renovation honouring the authenticity of its history whilst incorporating neo-classical elements resulting in modern elegance. The exterior has been masterfully restored from the tuck-point brickwork to the slate roof.
On entry you will be impressed with soaring ceilings, perfect ornate cornicing, detailed archways, and beautiful staircase. The formal dining room flows seamlessly to the living room and is positioned beautifully to capitalize on the view across the bay. The two rooms provide a sense of warmth and history with polished floorboards, original marble fire places and mirrors, and striking feature lighting that has been carefully sourced for the home.
The transition to the rear is separated by a feature courtyard, flooding natural light through the open plan kitchen living and dining room. The raked ceilings, high quality kitchen boasting Carrara marble, Falcon oven for the avid chef and the polished concrete floors (with underfloor heating) are both functional and stylish maintaining the authenticity of the house. The work from home office or study is perfectly poised for those who require the flexibility and also doubles as a sitting room adjacent to the sunny courtyard.
Upstairs is where you find the accommodation and the main bedroom is lavish in size with direct balcony access and million-dollar views across Corio Bay, the You Yangs and beyond. The bathrooms rival the best hotels and are complete floor to ceiling marble, with double vanities and large showers.
The home is delivered with exceptional quality, with hydronic heating, and cooling throughout, and the very best fixtures and fittings that will suit the most astute purchaser with a keen eye for the very best real estate.
The lifestyle that is attached to this incredible landmark home is the most sought after in the region and offers up the very best dining, cafes, theatre, parks, bay activities, and the convenience of the CBD on the doorstep.