Doriston c. 1895 takes its place as one of Castlemaine’s most admired homes and is a grand example of family living on a 1012sqm north facing allotment, just a step into town.
The ornate brick façade with its wide verandah, intricate wrought ironwork and bay windows hint of the period features that are found throughout the home including soaring ceilings with ornate ceiling roses and original cornices, beautifully detailed leadlight windows, full height double hung sash windows and marble and timber fireplace surrounds. The property transitions from grand formal lounge and dining rooms, to a more contemporary open plan family area and cleverly integrated lower level with a second living area opening to the north facing rear garden.
This substantial home comprises the generous entry foyer and hallway, grand formal dining room and adjoining lounge room, main bedroom with full length windows and marble surround open fire place, adjoining bathroom, library with beautiful casement leadlight windows and open fire place, large studio/office space with sink. Transitioning to the rear of the home are two further bedrooms, one with French doors opening to the rear verandah, and a second family bathroom. The welcoming kitchen with timber cabinetry, 900mm stove, and island bench overlooks the casual meals area and opens to the wrap around deck with views across the township and beyond. Downstairs one discovers, a fourth bedroom, second north facing living room, plus huge cellar of two rooms, laundry and third toilet. Driveway access to workshop with power, landscaped gardens, established fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and chook shed plus 15,000 litre water tank. Gas ducted heating and reverse cycle air-conditioning unit. Victorian architecture at its best, position perfect.