Property ID: 1P0658

77 Prospect Road Geelong VIC

  • 5
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  • House
  • Sold
  • 400 sqm
  • 1824 sqm
  • 6
  • 2
Reception / Function Centre
Built in 1891 this grand residence still proudly displays the magnificent Edwardian architecture of its time. Historically the family home of the prominent wool merchant Charles Shannon, this property is a landmark in the prestigious suburb of Newtown. Sited on some 1824m2 allotment the property displays a signature terracotta tiled roof and a commanding circular tower derived from the French chateaux of the early sixteenth century.

Of recent times a sympathetic conversion of the former residence has been undertaken to create a function centre with elevated views divided into two large function rooms Starlite room seats 140 and the Amphora room seats 60 current Liquor Licence allows for trading on any day between 9am and 1.30am the following morning With functions held for weddings, special occasions and strong community based events; the architectural backdrop has created a sense of quality and uniqueness. With a fully functional commercial kitchen, walk in refrigeration, dishwasher and commercial grade ovens the sale includes hospitality plant and equipment.
The entry reception area of the property features timber paneling akin to Scottish hunting lodge style with a magnificent full height carved fire place a centrepiece. Several reception rooms offering fireplaces and original timber flooring with designated dance floor area and full bar facilities.
Upstairs a self contained residence maintains the period detail and comprises two living areas with well appointed kitchen and dining area. A further four bedrooms and study serviced by two bathrooms offer adjuncts to the hospitality activities, secondary business or owner residence.
Externally a crescent driveway with double entry and landscaped garden beds and a private mature rear garden with gazebo. the property offers single garage and an additional six car spaces from side street access.
Enviably located in one of Geelong's most prestigious suburbs this property's outstanding architectural features would respond to a residential conversion deserving of its iconic status in the area. Centrally located close to Geelong schools, Pakington Street and with direct access to Geelong CBD this property offers a number of exciting opportunities.
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