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Hipster Heritage Finds Geelong South

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Hipster Heritage Finds Geelong South
Posted 09 November 2017

Kilgour Street Living- Hipster Heritage Belt of Geelong

Iron wrought fireplaces, modern convenience with mansion elegance as well as practicality within earshot of a barista made coffee isn't too much to ask is it? Not at this gem in South Geelong it isn't. Are you looking for a personal wine cellar? Maybe it's the beautifully designed alfresco area you want, or a soaring glass atrium intended to capture the Winter sun that might tickle your fancy? 1/126 Kilgour Street is in one word - decadent.

The Brick and stone Lismore "villa" was built for the Hutchison family in 1854 and passed hands to the well known Collins Family. It is classified as a combination of Australian Regency and Colonial Style, but to put it out there- it's sophistication all the way. The modern features and small details have left nothing to chance. It is so impressive that the Heritage council uses gorgeous phrases like " Italianate details on the upper floor are the finest example of early Geelong's architectural origins." Whoa. Pretty impressive right?

What about the suave location? So far a well-kept secret behind knowing smiles of the those that are lucky enough to call it home, South Geelong is a beautiful merging of old worlde and hipster-esque convenience and chic. It's all well and good to buy yourself a classy manor/villa in the heart of a regional metropolis, but what about liveability? What is the South Geelong, Kilgour Street Livability factor?

If you are a commuter, you are right on the happy end of the commute-belt with a 1-hour first class train to Melbourne from South Geelong within quick walking distance. 1 minute up the line is Geelong Station - which will transport you to most regional centres of Victoria.

Public transport is a hop skip and a jump from your front gate.

Schools? Lismore House is within walking distance to South Geelong Primary School Geelong's most central state primary school situated within 1.5km of Geelong's CBD and close to cultural centers such as the Geelong Art Gallery, the Woolstores Museum, the Geelong Botanical Gardens, and the Geelong Waterfront precinct.

The school boasts proximity to "Geelong's major sporting facilities such as Landy Field, Kardinia Park (including Skilled Stadium) and the newly upgraded Kardinia Olympic Pool."

Speaking of Skilled Stadium, the impressive establishment is just around the corner, so if you are a sports fan of women's netball, footy, AFL or the vast array of sporty types that call Kardinia home, you are in luck.

For convenience a 2 minute walk and you are on the door stop of the ever popular Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe for your morning coffee and paper. Or perhaps the Pivotonian Cinema is more your style? The funky favorite is a hub of french film festivals and latest releases- the best bit? You can enjoy a nice glass of red while you watch in the vintage seats or choose a bean bag up the front!

Come summer eve; perhaps you would like to have an afternoon with friends sipping ales and listening to music at Little Creatures Brewery, a 2-minute uber drive or a 10 minute walk.  Alternatively A 5-minute drive will bring you the Geelong Waterfront precinct for fine dining and events and let's not forget you are on the doorstep of Great Ocean Road and Victoria's finest surf beaches.

Based on the East Geelong fringe which is packed with gorgeous eclectic homewares stores, artisan cafes and a larder-community-style streetscape you are in for a  treat living in South Geelong.

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