1.01ha (2.47 acres). A character laden, stone homestead, built in the early 1900’s, that offers 27.5 squares of charm, versatility and history. Verandahs plus outdoor structures including stone buildings, all set in bird attracting gardens overlooking the lagoon and river.
This big stone home on 2.47 acres is requiring mainly a tidy up and some general work to bring it to its deserving former glory and it’s offered for sale reflective of this and well below recent bank valuation.
1.01ha (2.47acres). Located 5 minutes upstream from the town centre, the property, which overlooks the lagoon, is a paradise for birdlife. The native plants provide a haven for the many varieties that have taken up residence here. The land rises gently at first from the road, affording a stunning vista of the river and countryside. Rocks and stones collected from the property help define the character of the gardens and match the structures, including the homestead.
Big, character filled, early 1900’s stone home. Externally the home has retained its handsome appearance, emphasised and complemented by the recently renovated roof and the timber balustrade on the platform style front and side verandah. The solid steps that lead to the front verandah are in keeping with the era and the feel of the home. Inside, there is a combination of tradition, scope and adaptability that is something special. Commencing with a central entrance foyer, where there are 11ft ceilings, access is gained to two front bedrooms, both of which are sizable. The main has an open fireplace and picture rails that create a warm and distinctive feel, with a built-in provision in the other. Step into a gorgeous lounge area that, again, has the open fire place and picture rails, with another bedroom accessed from here. This very sturdy home has some subtle variations in levels that only add to its appeal. The steps up to the largest section of the home, being the family area and, in turn, two lobbies, portray this. A pot belly heater and stone flooring are present here. The back portion of the home is where the possibilities become intriguing with a kitchen that has a gas cooker, double drawer dishwasher and optional dressers and island bench. The original kitchen adjoins and can be used as a study nook, dining or food preparation area. Then the back room, which is accessed from both the new and old kitchens, could be another bedroom, huge pantry or office. How will you utilise this area? The bathroom has a clawfoot bath, a timber ceiling matched by the vanity and shower alcove, with high rainhead shower. A room and second shower and toilet are accessed externally, completing this 315m2 home, including verandah. A delightful sitting area adjoins the side entrance, being a timber deck, gabled roof and pergola structure. This property may well suit anyone considering a gracious hospitality venue.
Stone structures on the property provide a glimpse into a bygone era, including the old stable with its unsawn timbers. With dimensions of 50ft x 20ft, this building does require attention to bring it to its deserving glory. Similar in size, but more substantial in its condition, is a stone and timber structure with galvanised iron roof. Currently utilised for storage, this building has stone walls at each end, with three bays that have high clearance, along with a step up workshop section on one side and a large undercover shelter on the other. Power is available to these structures. Approximately 10,000 gallons of rainwater storage supplies water to the home. An old inground stone tank could also be lined for additional water storage.