20 May 2021

Trendy Braidwood buyers will love this eco-friendly cottage restoration

| Katrina Condie
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70 Wilson Street in Braidwood

70 Wilson Street Braidwood has been lovingly renovated using reclaimed materials or new materials in keeping with the period style of the cottage. Photo: Belle Property Braidwood.

Cute character cottages in Braidwood’s historic town centre are highly sought after and this lovingly restored home is no exception.

70 Wilson Street at Braidwood features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one large open plan living area flowing onto a rear deck.

Sale agent Kate Murphy from Belle Property Braidwood said buyers are always on the lookout for the quintessential Braidwood cottage like this and they’re “snapped up pretty quickly”.

Kate said the home has been renovated using reclaimed materials or new materials in keeping with the period style of the cottage.

“The owners have been very eco-sensitive when renovating this home, using beeswax on the timbers and avoiding toxic chemicals,” she said.

“They’ve done a great job of opening up the back of the home which features raked white timber ceilings and expansive glass windows that make it feel so spacious and bright.

“It looks and feels fabulous.”

Kate said French doors opening out onto the rear deck offer a stunning northerly rural outlook over the established gardens.

“The deck has amazing views, and the garden has plenty of room to potter as well as providing privacy to the home,” she added.

With timber floorboards, a gorgeous country kitchen and a slow combustion fireplace, the home is perfect for anyone seeking an idyllic country escape within walking distance to Braidwood’s trendy shops, eateries and galleries.

The cottage looks enchanting from the street in autumn when the mature deciduous trees on the 1100 square metre block show off their finest colours. The trees also provide privacy and shade in summer and allow the sun to stream in during the colder winter months.


The big block is perfect for pottering about or letting children run free.

Kate said historic Braidwood offers a country lifestyle with a true sense of community with the convenience of being within easy reach of Canberra and the coast.

“The city lights are only an hour away in Canberra and 45 minutes’ drive has you surfing off the white sandy beaches of the south coast at Batemans Bay,” she said.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for the cottage and Kate said the current tenants are keen to stay on, making it a great prospect for investors.

“It’s also a great home for a young family or a couple looking to retire off a larger property, with the big block still providing space for pottering in the garden or for the kids to run around in.”

The property also offers off-street parking for at least three cars, a rainwater tank, instant gas hot water system, good internet and mobile reception, so working from home is not an issue.

To book a private inspection of 70 Wilson Street at Braidwood, call Kate Murphy on 0410 466 318 and check out all the other hot listings at Zango.

Original Article published by Katrina Condie on The RiotACT.

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