LANCEFIELD’S former Commercial Bank with hyperlinks to Ned Kelly has been snapped up by collectors of historic structures.
The patrons who personal various historic structures in rural Victoria splashed $1.2 million at the landmark assets, now a four-bedroom house, at 1 Top St.
The meticulously-restored building used to be inbuilt 1866 to carrier the gold rush, the place Ned Kelly, Australia’s maximum infamous bushranger, used to be as soon as accused of robbing the financial institution.
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“It’s had plenty of interest. It is certainly a curiosity,” First Nationwide Actual Property’s Wayne Smith stated.
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The renaissance revival-style assets has one of the architecturally subtle 19th century designs within the house, in accordance to the Macedon Levels Tradition Heritage and Panorama Find out about.
The unique financial institution vault, now a cellar.
Now not simplest does it exhibit the grand trees staircase, prime ceilings with detailed cornices, marble fireplaces and trees flooring of the generation, it options the unique financial institution vault, which has been transformed right into a cellar.
The financial institution vault has an emergency line out in case one will get locked in, Mr Smith stated.
“But the vendors say it’s more likely you’d die of alcohol poisoning rather than lack of oxygen,” he joked.
Duration options were retained.
After it ceased running because the Commonwealth Bank within the 1980s, the building offered to an area purchaser who held it for approximately six years earlier than it modified arms once more within the mid 1990s.
Homeowners paid $255,000 for the valuables in 1996 and reworked it into a house with mattress and breakfast lodging.
“It has been popular with car clubs and those attending events in the Macedon Ranges,” Mr Smith stated.
The valuables has fashionable additions.
The valuables contains an administrative center, dwelling and eating spaces, bedrooms with ensuites, a maintaining room and a chef’s kitchen.
A front room at the higher stage overlooks the township to the north east.
Mr Smith stated the patrons, who had been collectors of previous structures in nation Victoria, deliberate to use the previous financial institution as lodging for households visiting the realm.
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