A WANGARATTA landmark that has accommodated the likes of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke is up for sale.
The grand two storey, seven bedroom Bruck House, designed by prominent Australian architect Robin Boyd and built in 1955, is about to go on the market for $795,000.
Bruck Textiles owns the property, but is selling it and two others to help fund construction of three more modern units to accommodate visiting company executives and guests.
A building application for the one, two and three bedroom units recently got council approval, and will proceed next month on vacant Bruck owned land at the corner of Sisley Avenue and Bruck Court.
Bruck Textiles chief executive officer, Geoff Parker, believes Bruck House offers potential for emergency accommodation, a bed and breakfast, or a medical staffing facility.
“It is a sad day to put Bruck House up for sale but we’re just moving forward with the times,” he said this week.
“We’ve had everybody stay at the house from Bob Hawke to (trade unionist) Bill Kelty, to politicians from the other side.
“It is part of the heritage of Wangaratta and it has housed guests from the offices we’ve got in Melbourne and Sydney.”