Original Calthorpe's Cottage Circa 1923
- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 3 Cars
Be charmed by this classic character filled Californian Bungalow built circa 1923 on a large 1349m2 block in the heart of Queanbeyan set amongst other quality heritage homes. Ideally located, just a leisurely stroll to Queanbeyan city shops, cafes, restaurants, churches and schools.
An abundance of history has touched this magnificent residence, dating back to the early 1920's. Harry and Del Calthorpe owned the property which became known as "Calthorpe's Cottage". Harry was stock and station agent for the region and held Canberra's first land sales in 1924. In 1927 Harry and Del moved to their newly built Mugga Way home in Red Hill which is today well known house museum "Calthorpe's House". 1 Rutledge Street was that year then purchased by Fred Land M.B.E, Lord Mayor of Queanbeyan.
Over more recent years, the current owners have incorporated a sympathetic restoration retaining and enhancing the home's period features resulting in showing its unique character of a bygone era, but with modern day conveniences including updated bathrooms, kitchen and all year round comfort of ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning plus NBN internet. Critical elements in the home's upkeep have also included a new roof, new gutters, new insulation, new plumbing, new gas hot-water system and new electrical circuitry.
Gracious and comfortable, this historic homestead echoes the past with elegant lines, large rooms and high ornate ceilings. A central wide hallway with Federation fretwork leads you through the home with a sense of nostalgia. Traditional period features include open fireplaces, original panelled doors, stained glass windows, Tiffany light fittings throughout and the original ash timber flooring.
Multiple living areas combine a mix of formal rooms perfect for grand entertaining with more casual spaces ideal for family life. Bedroom four is currently furnished as a cosy library/sitting room with corner open fireplace and looks out across the classic covered verandah. The separate lounge room with feature open fireplace, is the main living area with original stained glass bay window and overlooks the beautiful gardens.
The updated kitchen retains the character of the home and also caters well for the modern family with walk-in pantry and quality 900ml Omega electric oven, gas cook top set into the original kitchen fireplace. The updated main bathroom is positioned close to the bedrooms and a second bathroom/laundry is adjacent to the family room at the southern end of the residence.
The quaint award winning cottage gardens are set amid 9 ancient pencil pines and other mature exotic trees. Private garden rooms provide a series of pleasant settings to entertain or just contemplate the pleasure of being surrounded by so much history.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY WILL GO TO AUCTION ON 2 MARCH 2017, BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE AT 6.00PM.
* Fully renovated historic four bedroom home - circa 1923
* Renovated within heritage requirements including new roof, new insulation, new plumbing, new gas hot-water system and new electrical circuitry
* Updated kitchen with granite bench-tops, walk in pantry and Omega 900ml electric oven & gas cook-top set into original kitchen fireplace
* Extensive use of lead-light and stained glass windows, Tiffany light fittings, original solid ash timber flooring, high ceilings
* Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning and open fireplace in lounge and bedroom 4/library
* NBN and two phone lines
* Wide covered front verandah
* Covered outdoor entertaining area
* Double garage and workshop space plus single carport
* Award winning private cottage gardens including original plantings of 9 pencil pines and 1920's Queen Elizabeth rose. Vegetable garden, utility area and mature fruit trees
* Three rainwater tanks
This historic property offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an authentic piece of the region's history, so don't delay inspecting.
Call MARK JOHNSTONE on 0414 382 093 for an appointment to inspect.
- Air Conditioning
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Secure Parking
2 garage spaces and 1 carport space
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