85 Pedder Street
An old romantic farmhouse
This beautiful home is believed to have been built circa 1850 on land fronting Pedder Street which was the orchard owned by Alfred Murrel. Full of history and character this original farmhouse has many a story to tell. With its architect’s feel, the outside walls are rendered cement with sandstone block markings.
Inside, the floors, architraves, skirting boards and doors are old exotic pine. The Eastern side of the house is dominated by a fantastic large living room and has two sets of French doors that originally opened to a now gone Regency style verandah. There is still a beautiful wide verandah at the front of the house and a lovely entrance hall.
There is a ground floor double bedroom with antique built-ins and a staircase leads from a second sitting room to two large dormer double bedrooms with interconnecting ensuite (second bathroom). A large rear room (likely to have been the original kitchen) links the house to the exquisite rear gardens via French curved doors. This large rear room would be ideal as a conservatory/studio and still has the original combustion stove in the fireplace. The gardens have been tended with love and skill for over 60 years and featured on a national gardening show. With Figs, pomegranates, persimmon, pear and gingko being just some of the plants and trees in this spectacular garden. There is a beautiful art studio at the bottom of the garden and a lovely sandstone potting shed. The house features a new roof with solar panels and a solar hot water system.
All this in the very sought-after suburb of New Town. Easy walking to the New Town café strip, supermarkets, doctors, chemists, hairdresser, transport and parks!
This is a property you just have to see! Call Neville today and make your appointment.