This historically significant bluestone is a slice of Williamstown history.

Enter another world with the whitewashed, original bluestone walls and beautifully historic working fireplace in the front room – now a dedicated library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. It sets a tone only ever created by time itself.

 

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016

 

This bluestone was built in 1863 and has been renovated twice over the past 25 years, creating modern family spaces sensitive to its heritage.

The first of three bedrooms is to the left of the library and no doubt soaks up some of the warmth from the fire. Slab heating, however, ensures everyone’s warm.

Walk through a doorway where original architraves lead to the second living space – the sitting room with a second fireplace. Look through the original multi-paned sash window to the industrial-style courtyard, with plenty of hard-wearing tropicals, Castlemaine slate paving and an in-ground pool with frameless glass safety fence. The contemporary extension including a rustic-style shed, wraps around this outdoor space.

Turn left to another century-old doorway, through which is the extension and heart of the home.

The polished concrete flooring, coloured in a mild earthy tone before pouring, complements the thoroughly modern spaces with soaring ceilings beyond.

The kitchen has stainless-steel benchtops, drawer storage, four doors of pantry space and a small study nook. It faces the meals area and lounge room, which features the third fireplace with a Castlemaine slate surround, seat and woodstore.

Picture-window style timber and glass sliding doors open along the full length of the hall, with the wall opposite comprising hidden storage.

The bathroom has a rustic-style vanity, toilet and a custom-made shower bath set by the concrete designer during renovations. Beyond is an internal water feature with steel installation by renowned metal artists Peter and Chelly Gray. The second bedroom also has a window overlooking this feature.

The main bedroom at the end of the hall has a walk-in robe and a built-in robe.

Located two blocks from the foreshore, this is a house of warmth, space and style.

 

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)

93 Thompson Street, Williamstown, 3016 (Photo supplied)