116 Merrigang Street, Bowral

 

Stunning Transformation: 130 Years of Gracious Living

 

This beautiful c1880’s home is a rare offering on Bowral’s most sort after  street.  Originally a late Victorian-era sand stock brick workers’ cottage, it has been elegantly transformed into a large and gracious family home that is so surprising, it must be inspected to be believed.   

The renovation, incorporating weatherboard extensions to the side and rear, features high ceilings, period detailing and clever interior design.  With five spacious bedrooms, a bespoke office with extensive built-in cabinetry, formal and informal living areas and walls so thick that the house stays warm in winter and cool in summer, this is comfortable, beautiful living.

At the rear, timber bi-fold doors open onto century old persimmon trees that that are laden with bright orange fruit throughout autumn. The renovation has been designed around them.  Wander through the modern-cottage garden and sit beneath the age-old oak tree, or let the children enjoy the two-storey handcrafted cubby house while you hone your golfing skills on the putting green and driving net.   

A large covered entertaining area extends out from the main, north-facing living room through more timber bi-fold doors. This lovely ‘outdoor room’ is fully heated and incorporates clear, retractable all-weather blinds for winter soirees or everyday living.  York stone flagging surrounds the house.

Just footsteps from Cherry-tree walk where the children can safely ride their bikes, and a short stroll to Bowral’s main street, other features include:

  • Large bedrooms, most with built-in cabinets/robes; main with WIR
  • Beautiful bathrooms: travertine stone heated flooring & Caesarstone bench tops
  • Hand-painted elegant country kitchen with eat-in timber island bench, granite bench tops, large Smeg oven with 6 burner gas cooktop
  • Polished timber floors throughout living areas, bedrooms are wool carpet
  • Extensive heating/cooling options incl. hydronic central heating, wood combustion fire, gas-log fire, open fireplaces, reverse cycle a/c
  • Formal dining room/snug, 2nd living room; dedicated library/music room
  • Beautiful pendant lighting & extensive garden lighting
  • Fifth bedroom (upstairs) is a large teenage retreat with attic storage space (or could be a rumpus room)

Indoor Features:

Large laundry with built-ins; double-hung timber sashed windows with flyscreens; new galvanized iron roof (2010); phantom flyscreens in bi-fold doors; Cat 5e Ethernet network cabling throughout; EMR protection between walls (paint and EMR grounding technology); underfloor slab heating in laundry and bathrooms; heated towel rails; extensive roof insulation

Outdoor Features:

Professionally laid putting green; double story cubby house; enclosed chook house and run; outdoor ‘room’ has integrated outdoor speaker system & ceiling fans; weatherboard tool shed; original ‘outhouse’ is now a rose-covered potting shed; electronic double garage with loft storage; fully fenced; fenced off driveway; mature specimen trees; professionally landscaped with extensive garden lighting; automatic watering system; espaliered fruit trees; vegie patch; rainwater tank;

Other Features

Stroll to town, Bowral Hospital and Cherry Tree Walk (bike & walking path winding through Old Bowral) 

General Features:

Property Type: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Land Size: Approx. 1,623 sqm