On the tails of the Victorian gold rush and following the introduction of its first railway and school, local settlers (of what was originally named Middle Gully) welcomed the State Nursery Hotel (circa 1869) an iconic two-story building that would pave the way for the Macedon we know and love today.
Built by James Nicholls and Eliza Weedon, the hotel was second only to the former Brickmakers Arms Hotel that James and Eliza built 10 years earlier. Whilst living on residence and raising their 10 children, they ran the successful guesthouse for 28 years. Rich in local folk law, the property has since been a private residence for almost a century and ready for the next custodian to give her the respect she deserves.
Inside the home, youll get lost in those desirable period features, handmade brickwork, open fires (four), towering ceilings, French doors, original tiling, and space so much space. Behind every door is another opportunity loungerooms spill onto bedrooms spill onto bathrooms, its hard to keep count. Theres also an updated kitchen/meals (with stainless steel appliances and walnut benchtop), and electric storage heaters throughout. The generous floorplan presents a myriad of options to create the most sumptuous of places to call home or the most exceptional commercial venture (STCA) to become available in recent history.
If the historic main building wasnt enough, the property also hosts a swimming pool, tennis court, carport/shedding and what was the original Bakehouse a grand building in itself with cellar underneath. With town water connected and natural gas (available to connect), the property (with heritage overlay) is spread across approximately 3033sqm and shaded by towering Oak Trees.
Cherished by locals and eyed by investors, theres a level of excitement as to how the story of the former State Nursery Hotel will unfold. Whatever side the coin lands, the opportunity presented is genuinely priceless.