45 Kennedy Street, Hamilton VIC
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$1,100,000 - $1,200,000
“Kilora” 45 Kennedy Street, Hamilton, VIC, 3300.
Historic and Significant Property occupying a Commanding position above the Renowned Botanical Gardens.
Originally constructed in 1871 for Hamilton Spectator editor Geo. Mott, Kilora occupies a unique place in Hamilton’s history. In the past the home has provided accommodation for a variety of tenants ranging from officers of the Royal Australian Armament School during World War 2 to Monivae boarders in the late 1970s. Recently Kilora hosted overnight accommodation for the Victorian governor The Hon. Alex Chernov AC,QC and his entourage.
Having a commanding position directly opposite the botanical gardens on Hamilton’s Church Hill, Kilora is one of the few homes in Hamilton constructed of red polychrome brick and at approx. 74 squares is considered to be the largest single level home in the town.
The Kilora entrance is through a magnificent reception hall featuring tiled floor, timber ceiling and leadlight windows framing the doorway. There are the formal rooms – an expansive drawing room with open fireplace and outstanding overmantle with Robert Prenzel carvings a feature. Immediately adjacent is the formal dining room with its high timber ceilings, polished boards and ornate mantle.
Accommodation features 6 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (two ensuite), and are serviced by a spacious gallery with polished boards and deep Victorian skirts.
The heart of the house is the kitchen featuring a Lacanche cooker with gas hotplates and electric oven as well as extensive granite bench-tops and Bosch dishwasher. Also central to the home is a parlour, library/ office with open fire and polished boards.
The property features formal billiard room housing a full size Alcock table (no. 4256) and featuring extensive wood panelling, open fireplace, polished floors and vaulted timber ceiling as well as feature windows with leadlight panels.
Outside there is an inground swimming pool of approx 12m x 6m, (covered with red colorbond sheeting). The adjacent Cabana contains shower, toilet and kitchen facilities.
Kilora has a raised cubby house, raised garden beds are accessible to the kitchen. There is a 2 Car Garage.
The superb Kilora garden features an original stone wall, fruit trees and exotic plants; all surrounding the house and accessed via a driveway still with its original layout.