Admire the picturesque landscape that is Vaughan from this inspired, considered and masterfully restored and extended home, the former Bank of Victoria, 1853.
From the moment of arrival, the double brick, two-bedroom residence will enchant you. Steeped in gold rush history, feel your curiosity and imagination come alive. An inspection of this home will certainly be a memorable experience.
Begin with a walk up to the original, stately bank doors retaining their steel interior and complex original lock and key system.
Inside, every inch of the home has been thoughtfully and professionally designed by award-winning architect, Maria Danos. The restoration has been executed and presented to perfection. Resurrected from its original, dilapidated condition, it has been rebuilt from the ground up employing passionate, local craftspeople to ensure its historical integrity is honoured. The Bank at Vaughan received a commendation in the HOUSES awards; was shortlisted in the Australian Institute of Architects architecture awards, and a case study of its restoration is featured on the Heritage Victoria web site.
Soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls with feature brick work, original sash windows and open fireplaces, with two enclosing Morso ‘Squirrel’ wood heaters, are charming attributes. Warm Tasmanian Oak floors, bespoke
timber cabinetry and vibrant Expanse Blue paintwork are superb design choices.
The current vendors run a cooking school, meaning the kitchen is a cut above. Harvest from the veggie beds and fruit trees and lovingly prepare your meals on the electric AGA. Note too, the gorgeous Japanese tiles here, also featured in the bathroom in an alternative shade.
The slate clad extension, introduced via a glazed link, was architecturally designed to service the main building. This light filled space where the walls are lined with the remnant Baltic timber floorboards, is home to an inspired and spacious bathroom with starry views and a wall-to-wall stepless shower.
This hidden pocket of Vaughan, just 4 minutes from Guildford and 15 minutes from Castlemaine may just be the most idyllic setting you will discover in Central Victoria. Picture rolling hills peppered with granite and stately gums, the flow of the Loddon River at the bottom of your street and lush green paddocks now grazed upon by this year’s spring lambs. The local community is vibrant and friendly, with the Friends of Vaughn Springs committed to local conservation and wonderful social events at the Springs.
Pack a picnic or book a table at the popular Guildford Hotel and come and experience 23 Burgoyne Street, Vaughan.
** We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.