"Walworth" c. 1868
This commanding and iconic two storey solid red brick Victorian residence, historically referred to as "The Retreat", is being proudly presented to the open market for the first time in nearly 50 years. With such notable owners as Justice Thomas Cope and coach builder Thomas Connelly, this prestigious home is set in a central, leafy street and is characterised by its abundant period details including open fire places, high ceilings, ornate cornices and large windows. An impressive entrance way welcomes you with its hand painted stained glass windows. Immediately to the right is the grand parlour complete with intricate cornice and plaster work looking out onto the front lawn. The ground floor includes a second lounge room featuring a floor to ceiling bookcase, elegant bay window and inviting fireplace with mantle; a large blackwood kitchen complete with electric cooking, ample storage and bench space adjacent to the formal dining area; a downstairs bathroom and an elegant fourth bedroom looking out to the front porch. Ascending to the first floor you will find three additional bedrooms including the king size master suite which, along with the second bedroom, has direct access to the veranda. These bedrooms are serviced by a central upstairs bathroom. The established gardens, with its blend of foliage and colour, including impressive Magnolias, would delight any keen garden lover with significant trees and a huge array of plants and flowers. A paved brick area sitting under a gabled roof line steps out into a surprisingly deep rear garden, with a great entertaining area continuing out to your own private tennis court. A 9.2m x 6.7m brick garage and workshop will cater for the tinkerer in you. An inspection will impress! Please note the property size is approximately 2,559m2. However, an opportunity may exist to purchase the home and land, minus the tennis courts which covers approximately 870m2. Please inquire for further details.