155 High Street, Woodend - $1,530,000
Woodend treasure on two titles
Properties in Woodend rarely get much better than this.
This gracious old matriarch has undergone updates and renovations that have kept pace with the needs of 21st families, without sacrificing the old-fashioned charm that makes her so distinctive and beautiful.
Enter via a curving gravel driveway - the heritage home has a sheltered front porch with the original and highly-prized tessellated tiles. Red brick pillars and a low wall make this an inviting space to enjoy the front garden.
At the heart of this wonderful house is an exceptional kitchen, with classic black and white cabinetry, elegant marble benchtops and splashbacks, and an appliance cup-board. Tucked in the inglenook with a pretty mantle overhead is a large modern cooker with gas burners and electric oven.
The elegant living and dining room have a bank of beautiful mullioned windows that bring in loads of natural light and embrace the views of the glorious garden. Decora-tive plasterwork and panelled ceilings feature in this room, along with a lovely original open fireplace. The lounge room has an open fireplace flanked by built in book-shelves and cupboards. Two sets of French doors lead to the living room and entry.
A charming stained glass window and red brick fireplace in the master bedrooms are evocative reminders of the building’s heritage. A stunning ensuite combines a pretty lead light window with modern herringbone marble tiles in dove grey and a marble vanity, for the best of old and new.
There are four bedrooms in total. The fourth bedroom or study has a separate entrance making it ideal as a home office. French doors provide access to the north-facing deck.
Original pine flooring features alongside quality new grey carpets. Mains gas ducted heating has been installed, along with split-system air-conditioning. A free-standing garage with adjacent storeroom is currently utilised as general purpose area. The in-ground pool has been modernised and has large paved and grassy areas for entertaining or just lying on a towel with a book. A fire box features in the parklike grounds.
Along with mature trees, gravel patios and a cypress hedge, there are raised veggie beds, fruit trees and a sweet chicken house. The quince tree is bearing exceptional fruit. On a huge 2812 m2 allotment, the house is nestled privately behind a lush screen of foliage and a tall brick fence, providing optimum privacy and tranquillity.
Close to the famous Woodend golfcourse from which the house draws its name, this splendid property is on two Crown Allotments – 4 and 5 of Section 18. Just over a kilometre from the town centre. It is in a zone (Neighbourhood Residential) that allows applications for subdivision. There are a range of options from 2 lot development, to 3 lot development to townhouse development -Subject To Council Approval.