Part of fam­ily’s her­itage

The ven­dor’s fam­ily has called a Tus­more tu­dor home for more than six decades, writes Ben Hyde.

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ONE fam­ily’s af­fil­i­a­tion with a Tus­more tu­dor home stretches back more than 60 years. Ven­dor Mar­garet Daniel re­calls when her fa­ther bought the 1935-built Green­hill Rd prop­erty. ‘‘I was at board­ing school when my fa­ther bought it in 1947 and I then be­came a day stu­dent and I would walk to school,’’ she says.

‘‘Green­hill Rd was a bit qui­eter in those days.

‘‘I re­call one day there was a mob of sheep that was be­ing taken down Green­hill Rd – not in a truck but be­ing walked – and that’s what you could do in those days.’’

Set on two ti­tles over more than 1400sq m of land, the tu­dor home fea­tures a flex­i­ble floor­plan that ac­com­mo­dates up to five bed­rooms, or four and a study, and for­mal and ca­sual liv­ing ar­eas.

Char­ac­ter fea­tures, in­clud­ing high, or­nate ceil­ings and bay win­dows, are ev­i­dent through­out. The lounge boasts a ceil­ing dome with a hang­ing an­tique light and french doors with bev­elled glass.

An eat-in coun­try kitchen has a dish­washer and a 900mm-wide St Ge­orge oven and stove with the orig­i­nal chim­ney ex­haust fan.

‘‘A great fea­ture of the house is that it has space and you can move around and not be crammed into it,’’ Mrs Daniel says. ‘‘It’s quite gra­cious in its way.’’ A fea­ture of the prop­erty through­out the fam­ily’s own­er­ship has been the ex­pan­sive gar­dens.

‘‘I lived there un­til I mar­ried in 1950 and my wed­ding pho­tos were taken in the gar­den,’’ Mrs Daniel says.

‘‘My daugh­ter’s wed­ding pho­tos were taken in the gar­den and so were my grand­daugh­ter’s.

‘‘Other friends of ours have used the gar­den for that sort of pho­tog­ra­phy.’’

Mrs Daniel and her hus­band re­turned to the prop­erty in 1976 and added an ex­tra bed­room at the back of the house.

She says liv­ing on a much busier Green­hill Rd hasn’t posed a prob­lem.

‘‘The house was built back fur­ther from the road than most houses on the street so I don’t find it noisy,’’ she says. ‘‘Plus, Burn­side Vil­lage is very ac­ces­si­ble and the shop­ping around the place is ex­cep­tional.’’ Mrs Daniel says it’s time for an­other fam­ily to make the most of the home.

‘‘I think it is def­i­nitely a fam­ily home and that’s what adds to the charm.’’

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