48, Raglan Street, DAYLESFORD, VIC 3460
“Beacon House”, One of Daylesford’s Finest Homes
Beacon House is a landmark property in a premier location in central Daylesford, close to the renowned Convent Gallery and Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, and within easy walking distance of the main street shops and cafes.
This fully renovated Edwardian home features a stunning contemporary extension, merging the character-filled original home with crisp modern architecture.
The original part of the home has grand proportions and retains many beautiful period features highlighted by an elegant, stylish décor. This section has been skilfully reimagined around the long central hallway to incorporate three large bedrooms, each with its own deluxe ensuite bathroom and walk-in robe. The enormous master bedroom (originally the grand sitting room) features the original fireplace and a lovely bay window with dusky pink glass detailing. A laundry with a huge amount of storage plus an additional separate (4th) toilet has also been cleverly integrated. Original Baltic Pine floorboards have been restored and enhanced with a dark finish, and hydronic heating has been installed throughout this section of the house.
At the end of the hallway, there is a gallery-style transition space between old and new, accessing two sheltered courtyards and the new living area extension with external cladding of Spotted Gum and corrugated iron – a masterpiece of spacious open plan design.
A high ceiling with skylights, gleaming timber floors and large windows provide plenty of natural light. At one end of this space, the living area is cocooned by timber panelled walls and plantation shutters. At the other end, the streamlined kitchen and dining area is bathed in northern light and opens on one side to the internal courtyard and on the other to a private terrace with an industrial-style steel-framed pergola.
This superb property is one of Daylesford’s finest and currently offers luxury guest accommodation yet would be perfect for those seeking their own country home.
• New living area has gas log heater and split system heating/cooling
• Kitchen is well equipped with long benches, plenty of storage space, pantry, gas hotplate, electric oven, dishwasher, deep stainless steel sink
• Terraced gardens, pretty front garden with lawns, established shrubs, hedges, and spectacular rhododendron bush
• Corner location (Raglan St and Daly St). Land area approx 797 sq.m.
Generally unavailable on weekends due to guest bookings so the property is available for private inspection only by advance arrangement.