2 March 2020

Goulburn cottage a labour of love and filled with character

| Lisa Herbert
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Goulburn cottage

Inner-city vibes in a cute Goulburn cottage. Photos: Supplied.

You’re looking at a very attractive 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home being offered for sale by Goulburn agents Antony & Edwards for $479,000.

It also oozes a funky urban style, while its selling agents describe this beautiful and extensively renovated 1860s cottage at 1/16 Joshua Street, Goulburn as “ultra-modern living”.

Goulburn is a regional city rich in heritage, contemporary services and natural beauty. The grand historic buildings adorning the town today remind us of the wealthy, rural centre that Goulburn was during the 19th century.

High ceilings and loads of light

High ceilings, loads of light and more than its fair share of character.

The town boasts many tales and sites of significant heritage. It is rich with the works of local and acclaimed artists, surrounded by unspoilt bushland, and offers wide open roads to roam and spaces to indulge in, but also plenty of retail therapy opportunities and an abundance of local produce.

All this, just 2 hours from Sydney, less than 1 hour from Canberra and just under 2 hours to the beautiful South Coast of NSW.

The master bedroom

The master bedroom of this cottage has original arched windows and fireplace.

All the 150-year-old charm and personality of this well-presented structure has been maintained, while it has been completely brought into the 21st century with style and panache.

Impressive feature walls and floating floors, natural finishes and great paint colour choices feature throughout. Builder Lewis Reardon paid particular attention to the ceilings and cornices, and two of the bedrooms display the original pressed tin overhead.

Living areas

Builder Lewis Reardon has transformed this Goulburn cottage.

Builder Lewis Reardon undertook three months of extensive works on the structure.

“There was only one family owner before we bought this house. We saw it had great bones, and we finished it as our first home,” says Lewis.

Open plan kitchen

Open plan kitchen and living spaces in Goulburn.

Exposed original brick is displayed throughout the open plan living area, and several original fireplaces and hearths have been brought back to life.

The open-plan kitchen and living areas combine smoothly for a very spacious but cosy lifestyle haven. The kitchen has a dishwasher, new oven and gas stove-top, and space for a large double fridge.

Kitchen cabinetry is all soft-close, display cabinets are self-lit and there is a farm-style double sink. The brickwork has been clothed under paint, so the walls are easy-clean and tell the story of the original hearth and kitchen layout.

High ceilings and a lovely wide entrance hall give a spacious feel without being over the top. Many original features have survived and been renovated and given a facelift. Stained glass, arched windows and timber fretwork enhance the facade of the house.

Rear deck and a neat and tidy block

The rear deck on this neat and tidy block is ready for your landscaping flair.

The home has been completely re-wired, re-plumbed, and made over from top to bottom. There is nothing further to be done inside; however, the garden is a blank canvas.

“The northeast-facing block is ready and waiting for a great garden,” says Lewis, “We didn’t get time for that.” There is a great deck/pergola alfresco area at the rear of the home ready for outdoor entertaining.

The home’s masterpiece is the bathroom, and though there is only one, it is truly impressive. An inspection will definitely reward you.

A most impressive room for ablutions

A most impressive room for ablutions! This bathroom is one your guests will never forget.

Featuring beautiful brass fixtures and fittings, feature timber ceiling, stone vanity and a double shower, this room will wow you. The ceiling boards come from the original garden shed which was dismantled.

By installing under-floor heating and creating such an attractive space, this room is one of the most impressive in the entire home, and maybe one you will want to spend much time in.

Situated walking distance from Goulburn’s town centre, but positioned at the end of a no-through street, this home offers convenience and privacy in one of the region’s most historically rich areas.

Original kitchen chimney

Original kitchen chimney could be opened up for outdoor cooking.

“We have loved living in this home, it has a lovely feel,” Lewis says. “And Goulburn is pretty great. One of the best things about it is the people.”

And it’s beautiful cottages.

Put this home at the top of your inspection list. Contact Paul Edwards or Tom Antony on 02 4826 9888, visit the property on the Antony & Edwards website or view the hottest new property listings on Zango.

Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.

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