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