12 Stafford Street, Preston VIC 3072
"Oakover Hall" - A Preston Landmark
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High on the hill, with sweeping views across the city, Oakover Hall is a significant landmark residence and one of Melbourne's most important historic buildings. Built circa 1849, this grand Victorian bluestone residence sits upon approximately 1335sqm.
Opulent at every turn, with soaring ceilings, decorative period details, elegant timber floorboards, original tessellated tiling, and glorious stained glass, it showcases stately rooms including large lounge and dining rooms with beautiful fireplaces, and a delightful sunroom and home office taking in sweeping views. The impressive modern granite-topped kitchen features abundant cabinetry, farmhouse sinks and a catering-sized freestanding Lacanche gas cooker. Outside, enjoy front and rear entertaining areas surrounded by landscaped gardens.
Upstairs, relish parquetry floors throughout, with a large lounge and adjacent study (potential bedroom), a master bedroom with ensuite and built-in robes, two more sizable bedrooms, and an attractive bathroom with dual vanities. Further accommodations include a ground floor guest bedroom, a private library room, powder room, add to this a studio apartment or maid's quarters back in the day, comprising a spacious bedroom and kitchenette (with both internal and external access).
Find a spacious basement, with two rooms boasting elegant tiled floors, ideal for use as a wine cellar and tasting room. Additional advantages include ducted heating and cooling, alarm security, and ample off-street parking, as well as a single carport and workshop and storage spaces. The convenient location places you a stroll from wonderful Merri Creek trails, shops and cafes, and it's only 20 minutes into the city.
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