His­tory and charm

Charm­ing pe­riod fea­tures re­ally set this home apart

Shepparton News - SN Local Real Estate - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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