AFTER falling in love with the historic Queenscliff post office many years ago a couple finally had the chance to buy it.
The buyers are currently living overseas but could not miss the opportunity to buy the restored residence at 47 Hesse St for around $2 million.
Fletchers, Queenscliff agent James Gladman said it was a building they had always loved.
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“They had their eye on it last time it sold but weren’t in a position to buy it,” Mr Gladman said.
“All the hard work had been done for them and the history and heritage really attracted them to it.”
The property last sold for $1,537,500 in 2011, according to CoreLogic.
Mr Gladman said the buyers were thinking of looking to rent it out as holiday accommodation and use it as a base for themselves as well as continue the lease for the post office.
The residence has been restored to its original Colonial splendour while complemented by numerous contemporary comforts.
The front door is framed by artisan leadlighting and inside there are nearly 4m high ceilings, a chandelier, turned wooden handrail and balusters on the staircase, sash windows, bluestone cellar and marble fireplaces.
The ground floor of the residence contains the post office at the front and the kitchen, meals area and formal dining room at the back.
Upstairs are four bedrooms and a living room that has a bay window with a glimpse of Swan Bay.
The landmark building was designed by architect GBH Austin of the Victorian Public Works Department and constructed by Geelong builder F Holyoak in 1887.