16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550


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Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Designed in 1898 by Bendigo-born architect, William Beebe for local tobacconist, Karl van Damme, this imposing residence was named 'Malmo' after the owner's home town of Malmo in Sweden.




  • The building style reflects one of Beebe's favourites, the Queen Anne. See the page Federation Queen Anne Style
  • It includes many eclectic decorations like high-pitched roof with hips and projecting gables.
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Gabled Federation Queen Anne detailing at Malmo, Bendigo
Gabled Federation Queen Anne detailing at Malmo, Bendigo
  • Tuck-pointed red brick construction has elaborate chimneys, detailed fretwork, bay windows, marble-topped open fireplaces, elaborate Kauri pine staircase with ornate balustrade, high ceilings and polished timber floors.
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • Original tessellated tiling graces the front entry while a striking foyer awaits inside.
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Staircase of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Staircase of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Flanking the foyer, the study includes a full-height box-bay window and open fireplace, and the dining room has an unusual oval stained glass window above the mantelpiece.
  • Study at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
    Study at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • Both dining and formal lounge rooms include stunning French-style light fittings.
Dining room of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Dining room of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • The ground floor also accommodates a spacious sitting/television room and full bathroom.
Sitting room of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Sitting room of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • The grand main staircase leads to three large bedrooms and bathroom with a box-bay window in the main bedroom affording impressive city views.
Main Bathroom of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Main Bathroom of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Upstairs foyer of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Upstairs foyer of Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • The second bedroom with access to the upper balcony hides a secret confessional box used during a period of ownership by the Catholic Church.
Bedroom with bay window views at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Bedroom with bay window views at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • The large third bedroom includes arched windows overlooking View Street.
Bedroom at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Bedroom at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550





Only five owners have resided at "Malmo" with the current owners in residence for over 22 years.
  • In that time they have sympathetically enhanced and added to the the original building.
Additional leisure room at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Additional leisure room at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Updated Masterchef kitchen at Malmo, Bendigo Victoria
Updated Masterchef kitchen at Malmo, Bendigo Victoria
The kitchen of Malmo has a full suite of Miele appliances, with a glass splash back.
The kitchen of Malmo has a full suite of Miele appliances, with a glass splash back.
  • The kitchen was replaced with one befitting a master chef with loads of cabinetry, island bench, slide-out pantries, a full suite of Miele appliances, glass splash back, concealed study nook and adjoining meals area with picture windows to the the rear garden.
Alfresco deck at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Alfresco deck at Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • The addition also incorporates a fourth, attic-style guest room at the top of a Vic ash staircase.
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • Off the rear alfresco deck is the laundry, workshop with cellar, studio/hobby room and garage.
Additional living areas of Malmo, Bendigo, Victoria
Additional living areas of Malmo, Bendigo, Victoria
"Malmo" is surrounded by stunning gardens with a huge blue spruce amid established shrubbery, rose gardens, cascading fishpond and paved sitting areas.
Verandah view from Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Verandah view from Malmo, 16 Valentine Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
The garden at Malmo, Bendigo features a large blue spruce
The garden at Malmo, Bendigo features a large blue spruce

  • Ideally located on the corner of View and Valentine Streets, the property sits on an allotment over 1300sqm with the convenience of side access.
  • Undoubtedly one of Bendigo"s most iconic heritage homes, 'Malmo' offers a city-fringe lifestyle second-to-none.
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