IF high ceilings and history are your thing, and you are looking for something different in a home, the answer is in Bendigo.
The former St Aidan’s Orphanage is being developed into a variety of empty apartment spaces, or shells.
What’s on offer is in effect a blank canvas, the structure is there, you provide the interior fit and finish.
Tweed Sutherland First National sales consultant Sandi Dixon said once you get your head around the idea the shells are a great opportunity.
“Each shell is different, and some have balconies,” she said.
“The ceilings are around four metres high, and the building is sturdy and historic.
“After the initial outlay you a pretty free to do what you like inside.”
Each apartment is fully serviced ready for utility installation, and there is access to a community room and swimming pool.
“There are around 12 apartments still available ranging from 10 squares to 25 squares. They are priced from $230,000 to $330,000,” she said.
Sandi said the apartment spaces are completely customisable with the potential to knock out interior walls and create multi-level spaces or mezzanines.“Each has a secure private entrance, and it’s really a chance to make your mark,” she said.