A heritage-listed Bendigo property which “felt like house” to Priscilla Presley when she stayed there final yr has hit the market.
The six-bedroom, six-bathroom home at 49 Rowan St has been listed with $3m worth hopes after working for quite a lot of years as an lodging website, at the moment The Suites, Villa Belgravia.
CoreLogic information present its distributors bought the historic nook property in 2010 for $840,000.
They’ve since renovated the house’s decrease degree into two luxurious, self-contained suites, the place famed American actor and ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley stayed in 2022 whereas opening Direct From Graceland, the Bendigo Artwork Gallery exhibition honouring her late husband.
McKean McGregor Actual Property Bendigo agent Bec Allen has the itemizing, who mentioned Presley beloved her keep on the suites.
“She mentioned it felt like house,” Ms Allen mentioned.
The property can be wealthy in historical past, having been in-built 1869 by hospital contribution collector and distinguished determine, Henry Hawkins.
It was later leased by one of many authentic homeowners of Bendigo’s iconic Shamrock Resort, John Crowley, who then bought the house in 1884.
After 5 years, Mr Crowley and his buddy, famend German-Australian architect William Vahland, often called the “premier architect of the Victorian goldfields”, upgraded the property to incorporate the decrease degree and the present, Renaissance revival-style facade with seashell motifs paying homage to its historical past as a refuge for travellers.
It was first often called Marlborough Lodge, then Marlborough Home, earlier than its present operation as Villa Belgravia.
“(The distributors) have performed a extremely detailed renovation of the property, the suites are completely beautiful,” Ms Allen mentioned.
“It’s an unimaginable property with stunning views of the cathedral and plenty of potential.”
She added there was robust curiosity for the house from patrons trying to proceed working the downstairs retreat as a luxurious Airbnb, significantly households planning to dwell in the principle home.
“It’s severely top-of-the-line properties in Bendigo … it’s only a actually stunning household house,” Ms Allen mentioned.
Expressions of curiosity for the 763sq m property shut on February 13.
In the meantime on the identical road, one other heritage listed house has hit the market at No. 11.
Dubbed Mandalay, the 1890-built four-bedroom home has been listed with a $2.295m price ticket, together with a heated swimming pool and spa, wine cellar, and a non-public brick house at the moment used as a video games room.
Waller Realty agent Tim Noonan mentioned the house was predominantly used as a boarding home all through its historical past, and was “very well-known” within the space.
“We’ve had robust curiosity since (the marketing campaign) launched simply earlier than Christmas,” Mr Noonan mentioned. “It will go well with a household transferring to Bendigo who work within the space.”
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