Majestic leadlight and gabled homestead on elevated corner block in an absolute Dress Circle location.
First time ever offered for sale! Renowned contractor and designer Horace Costello built the home in 1931 and it has been loved and maintained in immaculate original condition by the one family for 90 years!
Prominent two street frontage with wonderful outlook over playing fields to Claremont Hill from the ground floor. Classic brick and clay tile construction on limestone footings with stunning original appointments.
Generous reception entry with double leadlight doors and sidelight windows, exquisite domed ceiling with original chandelier and unique side lights.
As was the specification of Manor homes in the day, the entry hall also accommodated leadlight cloak cupboards.
The lounge room with feature open fire also boasts double leadlight French doors opening to the large return verandah, 3.4 metre ornate ceilings with original chandelier. This room also includes leadlight northern feature windows and built in display cabinets.
Wide leadlight doors lead to a spacious formal dining also with unique lighting and yet another leadlight door opening onto the verandah. Master bedroom and second bedroom both large with feature casement windows, third sleeping unit overlooks rear garden.
Country kitchen with meals sports a recent Omega gas stove adjacent to an original panelled door pantry. The art deco styled bathroom includes a toilet plus additional toilet and laundry to the rear.
Jarrah 5 1/4 inch boards throughout plus stained jarrah skirtings, architraves, plate rails and four panel doors with original hardware.
The grounds feature a wonderful display of iceberg roses, camellias, cumquat, olives, magnolia and a mature Illawarra flame tree to the north.
Other features include:
• Auto reticulation throughout
• Reverse cycle air-conditioning
• 3 phase power, electrical compliance and NBN
• Garage off Elizabeth street
• Security screen doors and light sensors
• We even have the original blueprint for the buyer
. Sewer line to rear boundary. Not heritage listed
Opportunity exists to be the second owner of this amazing and very liveable home which is ripe for family additions to the rear. The block is elevated, a traditional quarter acre and yes zoned single residential. Walking distance to schools, golf course, shopping centre and easy arterial access to colleges and City without all the traffic issues!