November 6th 2014
A heavenly blend of Gothic and contemporary, this incredible 1888 construction has been totally revitalised yet retains original awe-inspiring architecture. Once a Methodist church, it now encompasses a magnificent residence with adjoining guest quarters, plus commercial premises.
Vaulted timber ceilings soaring above Baltic pine floors contrasting with the clean lines of a new modern heart are the first signs of an exultant re-creation. Preserving the integrity of the solid church structure that envelops an equally impressive minimalist core was a virtuoso of genius. Old and new serve only to enhance the individual grandeur of each style.
Gloriously highlighted by artful architecture, a massive circular leadlight window reflects daylight in resplendent colour, an exquisite vista available to almost the entire middle and upper levels. In the vast formal lounge, original maritime leadlight windows depict charming seaport themes.
Spacious open dining and living centre around a designer kitchen with Corian benches, pull-out pantries, integrated dishwasher, extra large self-cleaning oven and sleek ceramic induction cooktop.
Three bathrooms each contain double waterfall vanities, walk-in shower stalls, heated towel rails and automated temperature control. They service three bedrooms that all have walk-in robes, with the master bedroom luxuriously occupying the entire top floor. Heating is thoughtfully ducted throughout.
Adjoining the main residence, a fourth bedroom along with open plan living room, full kitchen, bathroom and split system provides for a perfect bed and breakfast business.
Loaded with potential and previously housing viable businesses such as wedding reception venue and restaurant, the commercial rooms incorporate a kitchenette, powder room and ducted heating. More leadlight windows adorn this versatile space that could be fitted to suit a variety of prospective enterprises.
Outdoors, an extensively paved area is dappled by sunlight and secured from the street by a tall picket fence. At the rear, the undercover area could make a charming garden room.
Situated in the heart of a picturesque historic seaside village, high on the list of renown tourist destinations, this astonishing property must be viewed in person to be fully appreciated. Presenting a scarce opportunity to purchase a unique building with a wealth of profitable prospects, surrounded by so many other attractions and amenities, this could be your divine providence.
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