Warana Circa 1887
Warana, one of Inverell's few historic homes is on the market.
Located at 227 Swanbrook Road, just 3Km from the Post Office at a pleasant altitude of approx. 680m, Warana is set on 1.68Ha (4.151 acres) of well maintained gardens and lawn areas.
On entering the property, one is immediately aware of Warana's very pleasant environment. There are many and varied mature trees (including fruit trees) sited across the property enhancing the many garden areas.
The property is a gardener's delight and has numerous sitting areas.
An extensive irrigation system based on rainwater catchment has been installed to service the gardens. The various building roofs supply rainwater to 6 tanks with a combined storage capacity of 260,000 litres. (57,000 gallons) Town water is connected and the house is serviced with a gas stove, Rinnai gas hot water systems and an Earthsafe septic system.
Picturesque Warana was established circa 1887 and is built predominantly from Cyprus pine. The building is heritage listed with Inverell Shire Council and sympathetic development is not precluded. The house boasts approx. 48sqs of living space comprising fifteen rooms with 12' ceilings to the majority of the building. Features include two large lounge rooms, each with fireplace, French doors onto the veranda and each has a bay window, one with internal seating. The formal dining room also has French doors and a fireplace.
There are five bedrooms, one with en-suite and gas hot water.
The open plan kitchen/family contains a gas stove (and gas hot water), a dishwasher, a Kent wood heater and a Bonaire evaporative cooler. The kitchen boasts extensive shelving and cupboard space, a large walk in pantry and an outside northerly facing deck.
At the rear of the house is a toilet, laundry and refurbished bathroom with bath. Across the back of the house there is a large (72m2) screened entertaining area. The house boasts five chimneys and nine fireplaces.
The property features extensive shedding. There is a three car garage with shelving, workbench, power and lighting, an old stable building divided into four extensive sections and a new colourbond shed, 9m x 9m enclosed with a 6m x 9m awning, all on a concrete floor. This shed has two roller doors and is fully equipped with workbenches, shelving, many cupboards and a 1.7m x 6m mezzanine storage deck. There are many fluorescent work lights and double 10amp and 15amp power outlets.
Warana lends itself to development as a first rate B&B and/or Function centre or as just a grand old prestige home in lovely surroundings for the discerning buyer.