'Woodhouselea' is a lovingly maintained character cottage nestled amongst outstanding established gardens in the heart of the village of Penrose. Originally built in 1939 as the local Church, this endearing home has been thoughtfully altered to create extra living spaces, whilst still maintaining the authentic features and charm of a bygone era.
A storybook picket fence frames the entrance to the property with gate access to a delightful wisteria covered carport. A meandering garden path leads to the original entrance vestibule.
The chancel is now the main living area with cathedral ceilings, central feature 'Burning Log' slow combustion wood stove, rc air conditioning, full length coloured glass French windows, polished timber floors and historical lecturn. Opening directly onto the kitchen and dining room, exposed beams compliment the timber benchtops. The adjacent vestry has been opened up to become an extra prep and open pantry/storage area for the functional country kitchen which features chequered black and white lino floor, double sink, Ariston 900mm wide electric oven, 5 burner gas cooktop, white timber cabinetry. An adjoining carpeted second living area has a Rinnai gas log fire on a brick hearth. This room has a conservatory style bank of windows overlooking the fully enclosed verandah and garden beyond. .
The lower floor also houses the spacious master bedroom, and guest room with character dado rails, timber floors and paned glass windows with cameo views over the garden. A fully enclosed verandah has insulated ceilings, weatherproof café blinds, interior curtains and built in bench seating and provides direct internal access to the single lock up garage and workshop.
The main bathroom is fully tiled, has a timber vanity with inset basin and large mirror, toilet, corner shower over a mini bath, French windows, and built in cabinetry.
A cute winding staircase leads to the upper floor which houses two attic bedrooms both with large roof windows. There are numerous clever built in storage cupboards and hidey-holes throughout the home, great storage runs across the top of the master suite.
Externally a large paved courtyard off the verandah leads to the laundry and a toilet. There is also a good workshop with power, extensive shelving and benchspace.
Well established gardens surround the home and have been designed as a series of rooms. A fully caged vegetable garden with well-designed raised beds running both sides of the pathway provide an abundance of excellent quality produce and are fed from the combined 45,000 litre rainwater catchment tanks. There is an extensive chicken run behind the vegetable garden.
This magnificent garden also features a running brook and pond, meandering herbaceous perennial borders, established hedgerows and a striking specimen of Weeping Cherry cascading over a formal buxus hedge. An outstanding Judas Tree and floriferous Crabapple take pride of place in this well loved and tended piece of history.
|Land Size||1344 sqm|
|Property condition||Renovated, Excellent|
|House style||Cottage, Colonial|
|Garaging / carparking||Single lock-up, Closed carport|
|Construction||Weatherboard and Timber|
|Roof||Iron and Painted|
|Walls / Interior||Other (High raked ceilings), Panel sheeting, Timber|
|Flooring||Carpet, Polished and Tiles|
|Window coverings||Drapes, Net curtains, Blinds|
|Heating / Cooling||Woodfire (Closed)|
|Kitchen||Standard, Open plan, Upright stove, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Timber|
|Living area||Separate living, Open plan|
|Additional rooms||Attic, Other (conservatory & Sunroom)|
|Main bathroom||Separate shower, Heater|
|Entrance||Original portico entrance|
|Outdoor living||Entertainment area (Uncovered and Concrete), Garden, BBQ area|
|Grounds||Tidy, Backyard access, Other (Caged vegeatable garden & Chook run)|
|Garden||Garden shed (Number of sheds: 2)|
|Water supply||Bore, Tank (size: 45,000l)|