27 September 2019

Contemporary elegance and grace bestowed on Yass Federation classic

| Lisa Herbert
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Light-filled formal sitting and dining rooms with pressed tin ceilings.

Light-filled formal sitting and dining rooms with pressed tin ceilings. Photos: Supplied.

This splendid period home at 16 Polding Street in Yass has been meticulously and tastefully restored and extended to a very high standard throughout.

Listed at $845,000 by Yass First National, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a property “like no other” according to agent Deb Johnson.

The charming residence, circa 1914, has been beautifully renovated in sympathy with its original footprint. In an elevated position with views over town, it is also set in an exquisite garden.


Enjoy entertaining on the beautiful verandah.

A friendly, caring and sharing community, Yass sits amid gently rolling countryside and has much to offer, being just a 45-minute commute to Canberra and within a 3-hour drive to Sydney.

The thoughtful, contemporary treatment of this home blends its historical elegance with modern-day colour and luxe details. The original ornate ceilings are exquisite, and there are many other period features such as the arched main hallway, polished floorboards, fireplaces, original sash windows and timber doors.

Lounge room.

Plenty of heating and cooling and marigold paint that lifts the spirits.

Just off the entry is a gorgeous light-filled formal sitting room with a gas fireplace. Next is the gracious formal dining room with a wood-fire. Both of these rooms have doors opening onto the wrap-around verandah and feature high, pressed-tin ceilings and plush carpeting.

An arched hallway leads to the spacious main bedrooms and a character-laden bathroom.

Bedroom and ensuite.

Elegance, comfort and ensuite.

The master bedroom includes an ensuite and another of the bedrooms includes a separate study/office. The property is conveniently serviced by the NBN.


Dreaming of sash windows and soaring ceilings?

The bright, light-filled kitchen has a window view to the garden and features a dishwasher, Caesar Stone tops, island bench, abundant cupboards and storage, including a generous walk-in pantry.


A kitchen with style, and loads of storage space.

Embracing the kitchen is a large, sunny family room which also leads out to the spacious covered verandah.

For casual living, this big family room extension at the rear is bathed in morning sun and opens onto the ample and shady verandah and outdoor entertaining spaces.

The kitchen/sunroom area opens on to the spacious verandah. Photo: Supplied

The kitchen/sunroom area opens on to the spacious verandah.

All your seasons are covered in this house with ducted gas heating throughout, but also a gas log fire, a slow combustion wood fire, and reverse cycle air-con for heating and cooling as you need.

As winter fades into spring the lovely garden comes to life with an explosion of colour, including a stunning array of flowering plants, established shade trees. With nooks in and out of the sunshine, there is also a thriving veggie garden.

Also included are extra rainwater storage tanks and a double lockup garage with 3-phase power.


In Spring the garden is filled with colour and shade.

After many wonderful years loving this house, the fastidious owners are downsizing and are now leaving this rare beauty for others to enjoy.

Why choose Yass? This picturesque town is full of history with many lovingly preserved buildings. Renowned for its wool, Yass was originally built on the sheeps’ back and has produced some of the finest Merino stock in the country.

DIning and living area.

Abundant space for a family to thrive.

Yass is moving ahead and is now home to many foodie types and high-quality local produce. Local artisans, musicians and sculptors are also helping Yass forge a distinctive regional identity. The region around Yass is also becoming known for its exceptional wines, with regional winemakers regularly topping the list of Australian awards.

Inspections won’t disappoint and are highly recommended. Contact Deb Johnson at Yass First National to arrange an inspection of this glorious home.

Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.

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