NEWTOWN 50B Skene Street

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Historic Rannoch House

Rannoch House is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a landmark piece of Geelong history on a substantial 2400sqm (approx.) in Newtown.
The 22-room Renaissance Revival mansion, dating to 1851, has been restored and extended to an elite standard in keeping with its grand architecture and heritage.
Listing a host of significant Geelong figures among its former owners, the double-storey home was built as an exclusive townhouse for WD Grazier.
Today, it boasts fine modern living with a light-filled conservatory, expansive drawing and games rooms, a dining room seating at least 24, library/reading room, atrium, wine cellar and swimming pool.
Impeccable attention to detail ensures period features are retained throughout, including intricate ceiling and cornice detail, 4.2m ceilings, leadlight, Australian cedar fixtures and trims, crystal chandeliers and fireplaces with marble surrounds.
The central kitchen is fitted out for an entertainer’s lifestyle with two high-end ovens, including a 900mm Viking unit, two Miele dishwashers, extra-wide island bench, marble benchtops, undercounter fridges, jarrah timber floors and plentiful storage topped off by a butler’s pantry, also with integrated refrigerators.
The Australian cedar full-size dining room is designed for formal occasions, or there is a more casual area with kitchen servery access suited as a breakfast room, sitting room or central living space.
A sizeable games room, with detailed English oak-panelled ceiling, accommodates a billiard table and multiple sofas.
Step out to alfresco terraces for north-facing dining overlooking the magnificent landscaped front gardens or alongside the rear gas-heated pool.
Six bedrooms are spread across two wings upstairs, accessed via a panelled timber staircase.
The master bedroom, large enough to be a ballroom and with a luxury ensuite, enjoys views across Geelong and to Corio Bay from walls of windows and a long balcony.
A newer wing houses three more bedrooms with built-in robes, a shared bathroom and central living area.
A lavish guest bedroom with ensuite enjoys its own space downstairs, while a private wing houses another bedroom adjacent to an extra living room or study, ideal for a dedicated business set-up.
Comfort is ensured with hydronic heating throughout, multiple fireplaces, a wood-burning heater and ducted cooling.
The multi-room rear stables and carriage house, with wood heater and bathroom, provide options as a self-contained bungalow, retreat with rumpus room/cinema room, or workshop and extensive storage.
The home’s green surrounds include a rose garden, cherry walk, wisteria walk, herb garden pond, bronze fountain and winding paths with lawns and private seating.
Among other highlights are a utility/craft room, cedar venetians, handmade drapes, a lined triple garage that can double as entertaining space for parties by the pool, secure parking for three more cars, security, sound and internal phone systems and an irrigation system with two original underground wells.
Close to the city and waterfront, the home is at the heart of the private school precinct and walking distance to cafes and shops along Pakington St and Barwon River trails.

For more information on this property text 'Rannoch House' to 0488 882 220


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LOCATION: 50B Skene Street, Newtown

Price: Rannoch House

Dale Whitford




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