ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFERING.. "The Gables" Circa 1907
Undoubtedly one of the Western District's finest residences, "The Gables" is a stunning Queen Anne Federation two storey home designed by Walter Butler for the Learmonth family in 1907. Constructed of solid red brick and consisting of an expansive 75 squares, it is primely located opposite Hamilton's world famous Botanical Gardens. The home exudes a grandness from the moment you lay eyes on it, as you wander down its front path, past the massive hand carved granite lions and into its beautiful and imposing entrance hall. From here you can enter into one of the homes three stunning reception rooms or continue on into it's impressive grand formal lounge and dining room which allow for large-scale entertaining. The spacious kitchen has a country style to it with more than enough room for a large dining table and is complete with a full sized butlers pantry. Downstairs also consists of an enormous bedroom with fire place, ensuite and dressing room, two sun rooms, large laundry, ironing room, large dry cellar plus an internal wine cellar.
An impressive mahogany staircase leads up onto the huge landing of the second floor, off which you will find four more enormous bedrooms, two modern bathrooms (one with views out across the Grampians ranges) and a third and final reception room, which was originally a smoking room and still has the original tobacco nooks above the fire place.
Outside, step through french doors onto a large partially covered decked entertaining area overlooking the gorgeous gardens which surround this magnificent home. Boasting many features including a beautiful pergola over the driveway and round-about, rear access through to Hamilton's main street (Gray Street) and various well established fruit trees, including two of the oldest trees in the area. Add to this a generous 10 x 8 shed/workshop made from Mt Gambier stone with convenient toilet and wood heater, and a barn with stable door at the bottom of the garden.
This outstanding residence features many unique luxury period pieces and truly needs to be seen to be appreciated.