A piece of Leongatha History - "Lamont House"
You will feel the unmistakable charm of yesteryear. This gracious and inspiring residence with historical appeal offers business opportunities or grand family living in the heart of Leongatha.
Lamont House, circa 1890 was originally owned by John Ridgeway. In mid-1898 Robert Long purchased the property and operated it as a general merchant until selling the property in 1921 to James McGuiness.
Mr McGuiness was a road contractor that built South Gippsland roads. He set about developing and expanding the home creating an eleven-room boarding house to take advantage of the demand for accommodation for professionals, bank personnel, teachers and alike moving to Leongatha for work. In 1964 Lindsay & Olive Campbell purchased the property and continued to operate it as a boarding house until the late seventies when it then became a normal, yet grand, family residence.
The current Vendors purchased the property in 1995 with a vision of operating the property as a business again. After a complete renovation they operated a gourmet delivery/catering service and a fine dining restaurant where clients had the choice of many rooms to hold their function or celebration. This business operated successfully for ten years until the Vendors retirement. Since then Lamont House has maintained its charm as the family residence.
This federation home "Lamont House" offers more than just 5 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms.
The Commercial kitchen is light filled, spacious and ticks all the boxes for a discerning cook. Gas & Electric Oven, separate pantry room and the beautiful original brick chimney.
Alongside the kitchen in the former boarding house dining room is today now the family living room with stain glass window and solid fuel heater. The now Dining room with open fire place opens out to the garden, a perfect place to let the morning sunshine in.
Two bathrooms and 3 Bedrooms are located within the main part of the family home, outside, the former boarding rooms now house a dining hall that allows for endless opportunities, a 4th bedroom, gym and games area. Travel down the stairs past the laundry to the former larder/cellar and be delighted by the 5th bedroom.
This outstanding property simply has so much more on offer including historical stables, alfresco dining, veggie garden, modern workshop and the list goes on. An inspection is truly the only way to appreciate what's on offer.
For more information please contact Irene Walker & Peter Bellingham at SEJ Real Estate Leongatha. Inspection are STRICTLY by appointment only.