'Wendouree' - Restored Stone Villa C1905 Of Immense Charm And Presence
Indicative Price Range $385,000 to $400,000
More like an estate, this beautifully presented stone residence is located on a corner allotment of some 3425m2 Street presence is at an optimum here. Old world features abound and include amazing leadlight throughout, timber fretwork, feature ceiling centrepieces, ornate fireplace surrounds, lofty ceilings, Jarrah and Baltic pine flooring, wine cellar, cast iron verandah posts and lacework and would you believe it --- a maid’s button call system!
The floor plan layout boasts up to 4 double bedrooms, billiard room (probably the men’s smoking parlour of the day), exceptionally large lounge, modern kitchen, heritage style bathroom with hip bath, butler’s pantry and office.
Inclusions are twin ducted evaporative air conditioning, reverse cycle split air conditioner, solar power system, alarm, inground pool and around 45,000L of rainwater pumped to the residence. Upgrades to power and plumbing have been done, along with roof replacement completed in 2000.
The stone stables have been converted to open front car accommodation plus lock-up equipped hobby rooms. There’s a big colorbond garage featuring lights, power concrete floor as well as another office.
Yards and gardens feature a symmetrical landscaped layout, eye-catching aged palm trees, fish pond with ornate fountain, a small orchard, vegie patch, hen house and are all enclosed by stone walls.
Wendouree, a home of charm, grace and character is a once in a generation opportunity.
The current vendors are keen to downsize at their stage of life and have priced to sell to allow them to explore their next move.
Call early to book your private viewing and prepare to be impressed.
For Sale By Expressions Of Interest By COB March 20 2018
Unless Sold Beforehand. Indicative Price Range $385,000 to $400,000
0403 777 672
An historic home deserves a little note from the past
Wendouree C1905 has enjoyed a number of owners in its 11 decades of life.
There’s been a couple of ship’s captains, a metals assayer. a labourer, a draper, a business owner an educator and not to forget the original builder of this remarkable residence: Mr William Thomas Gronow a metallurgist at the smelter. William engaged a famed glazier of the time Mr H L Vosz to design and install the intricate leadlight throughout the residence.
Poor William Thomas passed in 1908, just 3 years after completion.
The second owner from 1912) had the impressive moniker of Alfred Major Mars; a ship’s captain who worked as a marine surveyor upon settling at Wendouree
Mars then sold to another Alfred in 1924. Alfred John Martin became the third owner and remained in place till 1953.
A few others resided until Captain Geoffrey Harwood Nichols and Mary Elizabeth Nichols raised their three children from 1976 on. Mary engaged a Mrs Symons from Jamestown to re-design the landscaping and gardens to breathe life into the grounds.
Various other have enjoyed living at Wendouree (which at one time was used as a nursing home) including our current vendors who purchased the property at auction in February 2000 and have restored this beauty to its former glory…. A labour of love spanning 18 years.
Information provided from the handwritten landS title from 1904; book published 1988 by N Wood ‘ People of Port Pirie – Past and Present’ and the current owners.
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