Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection (Private)- Winner
23 Victoria Avenue, Lake Wendouree Owner: P & S Beechy
Preservation of this ‘Boom Time’ terrace has been a labour of love and a superb conservation outcome. The fabric of the building is intact and new features have been added only after being researched and decided that they would enhance the existing architecture. There are no internal planning controls on the buildings however there has been extremely careful attention to historic details with missing coloured glass carefully matched and accurate reproduction of missing joinery. The owners have used ‘wireless’ light switches avoiding grooves in the original masonry. The colour scheme is based on paint scrapes and analysis. Owners like the Beechy’s will leave an exceptional legacy to the people of Ballarat well into the future.