This wonderful home has been proudly occupying this prime inner-city site since the 1890's - longer than the magnificent St Brigid's Church, which commands the nearby hilltop.
It is rich with history and fabulous charm. However, it has also been updated and expanded to create a four bedroom, two-bathroom home with superb outdoor entertaining spaces that make clever use of the land.
From the bull-nose verandah at the front, you are greeted with a bird's eye view across the local area towards the CBD. For somewhere so close to the city, this location is remarkably quiet and peaceful.
The entry level has polished timber floors and wide VJ walls, a trademark for homes of this era. There is a spacious and welcoming lounge and dining area, with the kitchen positioned at the rear. The kitchen has lovely, rich timber benchtops, including a breakfast bar, a huge stainless steel cooker with gas burners and plenty of storage. There are servery windows and French doors to the rear deck, which enjoys a lofty and leafy outlook.
There is a very generously sized bedroom on this level with built-in cupboards and a well-appointed bathroom that features a shower and separate claw-foot bath.
On the lower level are an additional three bedrooms, including the very spacious Master that also has an ensuite. The ensuite has been recently renovated and boasts twin vanities, a deluxe shower and it conveniently conceals the laundry facilities.
From this level you can access the enormous side deck, the low maintenance, sub-tropical garden and Balinese style gazebo. This area is a delightful surprise - it creates a wonderful space for entertaining, relaxing or simply for children to play.
A carport provides accommodation for two vehicles and there is direct access to the deck and backyard. The home also has split-system air conditioning throughout.
The location is so convenient. It's close to excellent schools and kindy's, Paddington's Caxton Street, The Barracks, Given Terrace shops and cafes and you can walk to the city.
This cottage truly has a wonderful feel - it's solid, spacious and invitingly homely. Do not delay an inspection.