802, Sturt Street, BALLARAT CENTRAL, VIC 3350
The Gracious Lady of Sturt Street - " The Turret"
Constructed in 1894-95 as a residence and consulting rooms for noted eye & ear specialist, this grand two storey red brick and cement rendered building was designed by renowned architects Gilbert & Clegg. The building has unusual combination of decorative elements and historically derived features from the principal stylistic mode of medieval Europe. Distinctive architecture is without comparison in Ballarat and extremely rare throughout Victoria. The eclectic manner of design, this two storey building, built on bluestone plinth face red brick, rendered dressings and magnificent slate roof.
A classic combination of Queen Anne domestic revival and an array of Gothic and Tudor elements. The amazing corner site with Sturt Street façade is marked by a projecting oriel turret, two castellated bays with lancet windows on the ground floor and a steep conical roof terminated by a sunflower finial.
The “Turret” entrance on Sturt street and recessed entrance to “1 Errard Street” façade are enriched by the significant features of the roofline. Superb timber floors and stairs, turned newel posts and Jacobson lampstand capture the charm and character of an unparrelled construction. The two front rooms of the Café include elaborate fireplaces and overmantel with relief panels of pressed leather. The doors have architraves containing panels of pressed metal decoration. A wonderful commercial kitchen provides flexibility and space for outstanding culinary presentation and independent catering services, complimented by walk in cool room and freezer, ample extra storerooms and easy access create space for a seamless operation.
1 Errard Street – absolutely stunning 19th century residence captures all the original character and charm of such a gracious building. Independent off street access, private personalized formal entrance leads to the exquisite stairwell lit by magnificent chandeliers create an atmosphere of amazing grandeur. This superb four bedroom luxury residence includes sensational lounge entertaining, excellent bedrooms and beautiful kitchen meals and dining rooms. Currently utilized as luxury accommodation providing a true sentiment of Ballarat’s history, this may form part of a very profitable passive income to the “Turret” building investment.
Turret Café & Catering Business
Superbly located only metres from Ballarat’s major hospitals, in the hub of the medical precinct is this outstanding café / restaurant / catering business that offers amazing ongoing scope and potential. Successfully operated as prominent and highly respected business, the opportunity now presents itself for young energetic and enthusiastic team to continue to enhance and grow an already thriving business.
Beautifully and tastefully restored classic build compliments the quality, standard and atmosphere in which you operate. Fantastic trade figures, exceptional plant & equipment all set in a wonderful working environment ensure ongoing success on the back such a highly respected reputation.
Details, along all relevant information available for those that seek business success.
Price: $395,000- 435,000