History and charm
Charming period features really set this home apart
This magnificent home is a piece of Shepparton history. Built by Sir Andrew Fairley in the 1930s, the property is set in the heart of town and was once visited by Queen Elizabeth II. The home has five bedrooms plus a study and oozes period charm thanks to its almost 100-year-old yet well looked after original features including ceiling cornices and roses, light fittings, leadlight widows and fireplaces. An ornate garden path leads to the formal entrance which showcases the true grandeur of the property. The large master bedroom is awash with natural light and features a vintage vanity and built-in robes plus direct access to the expansive garden. The main bathroom, with bath and large shower, features striking original tiling. The formal lounge and dining room both have authentic open fireplaces, with double doors opening up the space. At the rear of the home, a seamless extension was completed 20 years ago to create an openplan kitchen, dining and lounge space. The kitchen has modern appliances including a double oven built into the original tiled nook. From the living area, a secret window offers a view of the cellar below. The entire space is filled with natural light and opens up to the extensive outdoor area. A tennis court and gas-heated pool are surrounded by hedges, and there is also an alfresco area complete with fans, power, lights, surround-sound and a built-in barbecue. From the kitchen a door leads to the garden where there are raised vegetable beds and established trees. The home also has a four-car garage.