A CLASSIC Victorian cottage in Queenscliff that was built as pilot accommodation in the 1850s has sold.
The historic cottage at 60 Gellibrand St sold for $1.2 million to Melbourne buyers that loved the history of the home.
It was one of nine duplex cottages built to accommodate pilots however only four were occupied by pilots by 1858, with the others accommodating the health officer and his boat crew.
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In the 1880s 60-62 Gellibrand St were officers’ quarters and several extensions were added over the years with the chimneys even being rebuilt.
Fletchers, Queenscliff agent Wayne Wrigley said it was an amazing property.
“The buyers are from Melbourne and they are looking forward to working with Heritage Victoria to sympathetically add their own touches to the property,” Mr Wrigley said.
“It has to be treated with a lot of respect.”
The cottage today has baltic pine floorboards, high ceilings, original fireplaces highlighted by timber and marble mantelpieces and a bay window taking in the view over the bay.
Three bedrooms and a formal loungeroom are found off the entry hallway that also leads past a central courtyard to the open-plan living area.
The median house price in Queenscliff has jumped 16.3 per cent to $910,000 in the past year, according to CoreLogic.