Complete the journey down Lurnea’s long, eucalypt-lined driveway – which ends in a circle around gardens – and the proportions of this place soon suggest its tale of three separately completed sections, the middle one built in c1924.
Large, rambling and quirky, the house displays a mix of hangover Edwardian features (such as those found in the dining room with fireplace) and an astonishing blend of recycled features. Remaining rooms – most bedrooms and bathrooms – were revamped from the ’90s on.
- RT Edgar: 5428 8633
- Price: $1.05 million – $1.15 million
- Auction: June 17 at 11am
- Find our more about this property on Domain.com.au
Three huge interlinking rooms at one end include a living area with a glorious bay leadlight window, slate underfoot, white painted boards and beams overhead, and a gas log fire and hydronic heating to cosy things up.
Through a reclaimed heritage door, a huge carpeted lounge room has, with its stained-glass Gothic windows, the feel of an old church. The exposed brick walls and timber cathedral ceiling add to the effect and there’s a fireplace with period surround.
French doors from here usher in a conservatory where a wall of tall casement windows (with leadlight transoms) admit north-easterly light and garden views; painted boards line floors and there’s a door to the front verandah.
The baltic pine kitchen – with walk-in pantry, mid-century wood-burning stove, electric cooktop and stainless-steel dishwasher and underbench oven – adjoins a slate-floored mudroom and ’50s laundry.
Before the bedroom wing begins, there’s a study/sitting room with a wood heater; it abuts a step-up sunroom with parquetry floorboards. A room next door to the study counts as fourth bedroom.
The remaining three range along a parquetry-floored hallway which has french doors to the front verandah. The large main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, and an en suite with corner spa, marble-topped period-style vanity and enclosed toilet. Leadlight doors from bedroom and en suite lead to verandahs, one of which houses a spa and becomes a huge deck open to the sun.
Outdoor keynotes include a cute one-room cottage, revamped with carpet, downlights and roller blinds; a Colorbond shed, two paddocks with horse shelters, a triple carport and a wood shed.