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Locherbie on Collins

51 Collins Street, Hamilton.
Price: $660,000. Groves Real Estate.
Contact Sam Groves on 0400 547 207, Judy de Man on 0438 712 119 or Sonia Gillingham on 0400 139 202.

WITH a captivating street appeal, Locherbie makes a bold statement before you even step inside.

Proudly displaying its name on its façade, Locherbie is certain to have intrigued many passers by over the years.

As you would expect, the period residence with its bull-nosed verandah and cream lacework is rich with history.

The red scoria brick home, which is situated close to The Hamilton and Alexandra College and a short walk from the CBD, is said to have been built in 1904 by a Scottish born gentleman for his daughter.

Indicative of its time, the front door is surrounded by coloured ornamental glass and opens to a wide and welcoming central hallway.

Traditional features are rife in here, the most impressive being the decorative arch at its mid-point, showcasing a sprig of heather and a horseshoe, items that pay homage to the original owner’s Scottish heritage.

The formal living room features a door from the return verandah, again with traditional glass decoration.

A new Coonara gas log fireplace has slotted into the surround from the traditional fireplace perfectly, providing warmth and comfort with ease, while a deep red tiled hearth reflects the beauty of the era in which the house was built.

High, timber lined ceilings can be found throughout, along with original fireplaces in three of the four bedrooms.

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