House of the week: 96 Mill Street, Mortlake| Historical homestead.

Price: $850,000 - $935,000

Bedrooms: 3    Bathrooms: 2     Carparks: 4

AGENT:  Ray White Real Estate

PHONE: Jason Thwaites on  0409 531 805

It’s a rare opportunity when a home of this age and beauty cones to market. A rendered bluestone ‘residence’ the manse has a quaint chapel and 30 squares of contemporary living, meticulously renovated to remain true to the era, while adding many modern conveniences for today's comfortable living.

Handcrafted from original bluestone then rendered over two years in 1883 & 1884, the homestead was constructed for the Presbyterian minister of the day and moved into private ownership in the 1950's. There are three bedrooms with a large en suite to the main, formal lounge room at the front of the property, formal dining room plus a modern renovated kitchen and family room.

The home has a grand facade with tessellated tiles, iron fretwork and a large veranda. When entering the home you step into another era with 12 foot high ceilings in the central hall which services the living areas and bedrooms, the sheen of polished floor boards throughout, and ornamental cornices and  marble fire places.

Externally the grounds are beautifully established with specimen trees, there is undercover car spaces for three vehicles and a beautiful entertainment area off the breakfast meals room which captures the morning sun. There is a quaint chapel (circa 1939) at front of the property which would be an ideal project to renovate for your own use or as a potential bed & breakfast. Beautifully manicured, the 13.4 acres the home resides on is zoned residential and well set up for a small hobby farm or for horses.