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52 Kensington Road

52 Kensington Road
Bolwarra, NSW 2320

$1,975,000
Sold on 19th May 2020
4
2
4
10200m²
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"ILLILLAWA" AN ELEGANT VICTORIAN OASIS

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Built circa 1880 during a period when Bolwarra's original farmlands were beginning to be replaced by fine country residences, the home is a wonderful example of the Victorian architecture of the period with soaring 13ft ceilings, ornate cornices, stamped ceilings and double hung sash windows.

Stunning cedar window frames, door frames, decorative archways and skirting boards, along with the original mixed hardwood timber floors, offer a richness of texture and warmth, while cast iron fireplaces and a mixture of luxurious marble and turned timber mantels add to the elegance of the rooms.

While the original period features exude an air of authenticity and elegance, sympathetic additions over the years have seamlessly brought the home into the modern era with elements of luxury and convenience including downlights, two ducted air conditioning systems, underfloor heating, gas cooking appliances and a built-in sound system.

The home has an expansive internal floorplan reflecting the grandeur of the overall estate, with both formal and casual living spaces allowing for relaxed modern living and more refined entertaining options.

The current owners have further adapted the layout with a meticulous renovation that created a spacious and well-appointed laundry space, and a luxurious master suite.

This private parents retreat can be closed off from the main area of the house, while lovely timber and glass French doors, and vintage-style screen doors provide direct access onto the rear deck.

From the plush burgundy carpet to the vintage floral wallpaper, timber picture rails and refined brass accents, the master suite oozes heritage-style opulence, complemented by a fully fitted out walk-in wardrobe and one of the most gorgeous ensuites you will see.

Designed by the homes current owners, the ensuite combines luxurious fittings with elegant finishes to create a serene and sumptuous space.

Marble-look wall tiles and patterned floor tiles set the overall tone for the ensuite, while a stunning chandelier and the freestanding designer bath positioned underneath a large bay window give the room a moody, romantic ambience.

Three other bedrooms are located towards the front of the home, with one currently being used as an additional formal lounge space.

This versatile room features the most stunning stamped ceiling in the entire house, with stepped cornices, a delicate chandelier and gorgeous marble mantle around the fireplace adding to its period beauty.

For those who want to retain this fourth bedroom space, the home is certainly not lacking in living areas, with a tranquil music room, separate formal dining and lounge rooms and a casual open plan meals space adjoining the gourmet kitchen ensuring it can accommodate everything from large gatherings to more intimate dinner parties.

The updated kitchen is an entertainers delight, with a glorious expanse of granite benchtops around the perimeter and a timber-topped central island with built-in granite chopping boards offering ample preparation and cooking space.

A timber panelled ceiling and cream coloured shaker-profile underbench and overhead cabinetry ensure the updated space remains sympathetic to the original style of the home, while stainless steel appliances, recessed microwave and fridge cavities and built-in wine rack reflect the practicality of its design.

Bi-fold doors and a retractable screen allow the open plan kitchen and casual meals area to flow out onto the back deck to create seamless indoor/outdoor living, while an extendable awning over this central alfresco area adds to the versatility of the space.

A covered verandah continues across the back of the house on either side of this central deck, while also extending around the corner and down one side to create additional outdoor living spaces.

From the verandah you get a true sense of just how large this property really is, as the view of the lovingly landscaped yard unfolds in front of you.

The manicured grounds are a wonderland of flourishing shrubs, towering trees and vibrant garden beds that step down over a number of retained levels towards the rear of the property.

Additional sitting areas have been created throughout the grounds to allow you to relax and enjoy their beauty from a number of vantage points, including a raised deck that provides the ideal view of the rose garden masterpiece at the rear of the yard.

Previously used as a horse paddock, this area has been transformed by the propertys current owners into a dazzling display of form and fragrance, from the romance of the decorative paved pergola area to the ravishing beauty of more than 300 rose bushes, lined up in formal rows that converge on a tranquil, trickling water fountain at the heart of this garden.

A large expanse of lawn at the rear provides plenty of space for children and pets to explore, while access to the Hunter River beyond the boundary gives this property an enviable position for those who enjoy kayaking or fishing.

Equally spectacular gardens to the side and front of the home and tall manicured hedges flanking the sweeping front drive give this property a sense of rural serenity and seclusion, while a full-sized tennis court adds to its lifestyle appeal.

The property has ample shedding and storage space including timber stables, two double garages, one of which includes a versatile utility room, and a charming storybook-style greenhouse that features some of the original windows and doors plus much more.

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Property features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Built in Robes
  • Tennis Court
  • Garage spaces: 4
Suburb Profile

Bolwarra

NSW 2320
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