The Lawns Circa 1871

SALE BY SET DATE 6PM TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2024

Be captivated by arguably the most admired residence and private garden in the historic township of Kyneton.

Set on 2,772 sqm, “The Lawns” comprises a meticulously restored Victorian townhouse, gardens and heritage outbuildings.

The enchantment begins at the entrance gate, where a bronze plaque introduces “The Lawns”, built in 1871 by Mr. James Shaw and Haig Builders and classified by the National Trust.

The gate opens to a bluestone-edged path flanked by expansive lawns, topiaries, and an assortment of ancient European trees and hedges.

This leads to a stately and imposing Victorian home on bluestone foundations with notable timber architectural details, restored Welsh slate roof, massive original windows and grand entrance door and surround.

To the left of the entrance hall is a substantial drawing room featuring ‘inglenook’ bay windows and a highly ornate plaster ceiling. To the right, the library/guest bedroom has a door opening out to the painstakingly restored north-facing veranda that showcases notable and rare Victorian timber detail. Privacy and expansive garden views are enjoyed along the length of the veranda and original garden house.

Moving back inside, three generously proportioned bedrooms are serviced by two bathrooms, each with luxury fixtures and fittings. And the luxury fixtures and fittings of the house extend beyond the heritage details to incorporate important modern conveniences, such as ducted air conditioning with custom air grilles and the hydronic heating system with its custom panels and towel rails, in addition to the fully refurbished and working original fireplaces in all rooms.

The restored original kitchen features an AGA oven and a remarkably intact 1871 pantry, complete with cedar bread boxes, cupboards and shelving. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the cellar below.

Directly adjoined to and accessed from the kitchen is a further entertaining and living space. Current planning approval is in place to extend this further to create an expansive open plan kitchen, dining and family zone with a new adjoining laundry and WC and to reconfigure the heritage outbuildings.

“The Lawns” has been declared “a masterclass in authentic restoration”. The project employed the skills of a notable Australian architect, expert heritage trades and a builder experienced in heritage restoration. Hardly a detail was overlooked, nor expense spared. The project was filmed by the ABC and aired on Restoration Australia in 2021.

Tree-lined Wedge Street has long been considered Kyneton’s premier address and it is located only footsteps from vibrant Piper Street. “The Lawns” is not merely a property. It is a living testament to our history and provides an opportunity to become a custodian of a piece of Australia’s architectural legacy.

** 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.

KYNETON,

69 Wedge Street

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SALE BY SET DATE 6PM TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2024 Be captivated by arguably the most admired residence and private garden in the historic township of Kyneton. Set on 2,772 sqm, “The Lawns” comprises a meticulously restored Victorian townhouse, gardens and heritage outbuildings. The enchantment begins at the entrance gate, where a bronze plaque introduces “The Lawns”, built in 1871 by Mr. James Shaw and Haig Builders and classified by the National Trust. The gate opens to a bluestone-edged path flanked by expansive lawns, topiaries, and an assortment of ancient European trees and hedges. This leads to a stately and imposing Victorian home on bluestone foundations with notable timber architectural details, restored Welsh slate roof, massive original windows and grand entrance door and surround. To the left of the entrance hall is a substantial drawing room featuring ‘inglenook’ bay windows and a highly ornate plaster ceiling. To the right, the library/guest bedroom has a door opening out to the painstakingly restored north-facing veranda that showcases notable and rare Victorian timber detail. Privacy and expansive garden views are enjoyed along the length of the veranda and original garden house. Moving back inside, three generously proportioned bedrooms are serviced by two bathrooms, each with luxury fixtures and fittings. And the luxury fixtures and fittings of the house extend beyond the heritage details to incorporate important modern conveniences, such as ducted air conditioning with custom air grilles and the hydronic heating system with its custom panels and towel rails, in addition to the fully refurbished and working original fireplaces in all rooms. The restored original kitchen features an AGA oven and a remarkably intact 1871 pantry, complete with cedar bread boxes, cupboards and shelving. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the cellar below. Directly adjoined to and accessed from the kitchen is a further entertaining and living space. Current planning approval is in place to extend this further to create an expansive open plan kitchen, dining and family zone with a new adjoining laundry and WC and to reconfigure the heritage outbuildings. “The Lawns” has been declared “a masterclass in authentic restoration”. The project employed the skills of a notable Australian architect, expert heritage trades and a builder experienced in heritage restoration. Hardly a detail was overlooked, nor expense spared. The project was filmed by the ABC and aired on Restoration Australia in 2021. Tree-lined Wedge Street has long been considered Kyneton’s premier address and it is located only footsteps from vibrant Piper Street. “The Lawns” is not merely a property. It is a living testament to our history and provides an opportunity to become a custodian of a piece of Australia’s architectural legacy. ** 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.
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