Diamond House - Heritage Restaurant & Motor Inn - BUSINESS FOR SALE - $200000

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BUSINESS FOR SALE - The "Diamond House" is a famous Stawell property of Heritage significance (C.1866) and the superb location of this reputable Restaurant, Function Centre and 10 unit motel business. This is a unique opportunity to acquire and operate a profitable business near the popular Grampians Tourist destination. Currently licensed for 100 patrons, the 39 seat restaurant, 61 seat conference/function room, large commercial kitchen, cellar and cosy 2 Bedroom Miners Cottage is the complete package if you seek a hospitality business. The 2 level Diamond House and double storey Unit complex are built with charm and character so your guests enjoy a unique, relaxing experience. The distinctive & unusual construction together with warm & inviting decor ensure your guests will be sure to remember and return. Historical Notes..... One of the oldest houses in Stawell, and certainly one of the most distinctive and unusual, sitting on the corner of Prince and Seaby Streets is the Diamond House. Mr John Hearne, at age 55 first began construction of the Diamond House in 1866 and finished it in 1868. At the time Mr Hearne who was said to have had interests in some of the mining claims at the foot of Big Hill, lived with his wife in a small skillion on this block. He showed considerable skill and patience to carry out the construction of the building, due to the accurate planning needed to correctly create the diamond effect you see on the side of this flat-roofed house. The main diamonds, which are made from brown stones and white quartz gathered from Church Hill across the road are surrounded by two inch wooden slats, on the corners of which are smaller diamonds. The stones had to be carefully cut and fitted to maintain the uniformity which has been standing for 140 years, a great achievement considering that it is said that no nails were used in its creation. After the Deaths of Mr & Mrs Hearne in 1889 and 1896, the Diamond House was sold as a private residence and has seen its fair share of owners and tenants in its time. As a private residence it was particularly comfortable, cool in summer and warm in winter. Other than a private residence, it has seen its days as a wine saloon, a confectioner's shop, a technical school for mining science and has even, for as time, been a meeting hall for the Seven Day Adventists. In 1982 the Diamond House became part of the Diamond House Restaurant, with the original stonework remaining untouched. It has long been an object of interest for locals and tourists alike, and will continue to be for many years to come. Information courtesy of Stawell Historical Society.

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