Ray White Bowral Sales Agent Charlotte Hanrahan says 32 Aitken Road in Bowral is sure to appeal to someone wanting to make the move into something unique.
“We’ve long had people moving to Bowral from Sydney, and now we’re getting a lot coming from Canberra and Wollongong, as well,” she said.
“The area has always been a destination.”
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is located on a half-acre corner block in the Old Bowral area and features hallmarks of Tudor architectural style.
“The home itself has lots of character and is very unique,” Charlotte said. “From the moment you arrive, you see immediately see character features such as the front door with all its ironwork.
“The inside of the home is quirky, but grand.”
Other markers of this historical charm include the steeply pitched gable roof, half-timbering of the outside of the home, a chandelier, the high ceilings and the wooden accents inside.
A huge open fireplace located in the living room is sure to keep you warm while you entertain or relax on a quiet winter evening.
But there is history down to the foundations of this home, as it was built by renowned master builder Alf Stephens.
“He did quite a bit in the area in the 1930s, many in the Tudor style,” Charlotte said.
The home features modern amenities, including Nobo electric wall heaters and gas outlets, a 12-dozen bottle cellar and a reverse cycle air-conditioner in the sunroom. The kitchen features a quartz benchtop and quality appliances, while a formal dining room would be the perfect space for entertaining.
Additionally, there is a loft, accessible from inside the home and with its own kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities and bedroom.
“This would make a really gorgeous Airbnb,” she said.
The original garage has also been converted into a home office space, but Charlotte says it could be transformed into a bedroom or another space for the loft.
The surrounding gardens feature fruit trees and a vegetable garden for those with a green thumb.
“Put simply, the gardens are gorgeous,” Charlotte said.
“You can sit in the north-facing sunroom, which is also a casual living and dining room, and take in the beautiful sun while looking out at the greenery.”
Bowral is located two hours north of Canberra and approximately 40 minutes from the coast.
“This property is a great family home for many reasons and because it is conveniently located close to all the amenities that Bowral has to offer,” Charlotte said.
“The area is full of great antique shops and cafes and great schools – with the added benefit of being a really beautiful part of the world.”
She says that a desire to live closer to nature is drawing increased numbers of people away from the big cities.
“I think that’s why the Southern Highlands has always been and will continue to be a really desired place.
“People have always come to stay at their weekend homes, but more and more people are moving down full-time now.”
To find out more about 32 Aitken Road in Bowral, call Ray White Bowral Sales Agent Charlotte Hanrahan on 0414 757 727 or Sales Agent Hugh Hanrahan on 0402 198 652, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.
Original Article published by Claire Sams on Riotact.