Having already wowed visitors with their luxe Lascelles and Lyon House projects in Ballarat, the majestic CBD building – built in 1864 for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney – also had the advantage of having been converted to a hotel in 2004.
So, unlike Lyon House, which David and Martin patiently renovated over three years, they were able to transform the former bank in Bendigo – which came with an underground cellar and vault – into a luxury hotel infused with their signature style in four months.
“The 2004 repurposing of the building was done to an exacting level of detail so our work involved a detailed cosmetic and finishes upgrade,” explains David.
“We spent the four months upgrading the carpets, window furnishings, fittings and furniture,” he said.
Photography by Leon Schoots.