Magnificently restored convict-built Georgian sandstone home (circa 1830s) on approx 2.5 acres close to CBD, beaches, golf course, farmers markets and artisan food trails, walking distance to shops, schools and nature walks, 30 minutes to airport.
The region’s most significant heritage-listed property, this beautiful home sits high upon north-facing fields to the front with panoramic views of nearby mountains, farmland, grazing and horse paddocks. It is approached by a meandering paved driveway lined by old European trees, leading to a turning circle through the rose gardens at the formal entrance. Although the city bus stops at the front gates and freeway access is very near, the house and gardens are a completely private and tranquil oasis in a rapidly expanding and highly sought-after area.
The house has three storeys with 12 main rooms and a fully lined, carpeted and powered attic. Each level has four equal sized rooms; bedrooms and bathroom on the top floor; parlour, library, music room and den (or additional bedroom/s) on the main floor; a modern kitchen with integrated laundry opening onto the courtyard garden, dining room, lounge room featuring an enormous French firebox, and cellar with cold pantry on the flagstone-paved ground floor.
Original features include superb cedar and blackwood panelling, window-casements, shutters and fireplace surrounds, solid timber doors, floors, and staircases, and hand-cut stonework. A convict-built well delivers water around the secluded parkland setting which features extensive formal rose plantings, tiered and espaliered vegetable gardens, an orchard and a stunning north-facing walled courtyard designed for large-scale alfresco dining. There is also a large timber outbuilding.
This prestigious property clearly offers numerous lifestyle advantages. In addition, the acreage comprises two titles of equal size, featuring over two acres of gently sloping north-facing fields. With such a central location, there is fantastic scope for commercial initiatives from B&B, weddings/functions and heritage tourism to many other types of development STCA.