Period beauty for today’s life

32 Barton Street, Kyneton. (Photo supplied)

Carole Levy

Once the mayor’s residence, this solid Turner-built house oozes the romance of an earlier era but with a new kitchen and other sympathetic upgrades.

Fresh paint throughout backdrops wonderful period features that include ornate ceiling plasterwork, leadlight and stained glass, a gorgeous box bay window with shelves beneath, rich wooden wall panelling, and original timber floors and built-in cabinetry.

The large entry foyer creates a grand entrance, while double doors to the left open to a gracious and atmospheric lounge room with an inset solid-fuel fireplace with slate surround, plus a servery to the kitchen.

The next-door dining room has a brick fireplace and is open to the kitchen where a Savoir Faire cooker is a focal point. White-panelled cabinetry and pearl-grey benches feature.

Two spacious bedrooms, each with bay window, share a second hallway with the large, modern bathroom with timber vanity.

The laundry is off a delightful utility/mud room at the back.

A freestanding two-room studio, with sink and toilet, is ideal for third bedroom or office space.

Another verandah out back provides relaxation space, while surrounding gardens are beautifully established.

Gas central heating and a split-system take care of Kyneton’s seasonal fluctuations, while the town centre and schools are within easy reach.