121 Main Road
Finniss SA - House For Sale
Station Masters Cottage
Twenty four years ago, a station masters residence at Finniss did not last long on the market and plans to renovate started immediately. The 3,928m2 allotment located on the edge of the railway track linking the coast to the hills featured a cozy cottage in need of renovation and love.
Secluded from the road the cottage enjoys privacy with established trees and creepers lining the original wire, timber and galv fence. The front verandah is an ideal place to greet friends as you enter through to the formal sitting room. High ceilings (some with original mini orb) and original polished timber floors are a welcomed feature in this room where a nectre slow combustion heater has been set into an original fire place. The fire place has been painted a fiery red and is the focal point of the room.
There are three bedrooms in the home, two enjoying timber picture windows which open to the beautiful gardens surrounding the home. Built in robes give modern convenience, however the timber and mini orb finish blends well with the charm of yesterday.
Centrally located the study has plenty of room to work from home or just day dream the day away looking through the timber windows. A fire place with original mantel and mini orb ceilings are also lovely touches to this room.
A central kitchen has under bench cupboards, large pantry and lovely red gum timber breakfast bar. The bar provides a clever divide to the open plan living and dining area. Large picture windows provide a seamless view to the garden and allow natural light to filter into the home. Full of character there is an instant feel of calm and relaxed living. Reconstituted sandstone flooring blends well with the 100 years of charm already present. In recent years the original cellar has been brought into the living area of the home. Ideal for wine storage or to hide day to day items this is a handy piece of history.
Again in keeping with the old world charm of the home the bathroom features a claw foot bath, shower, vanity and vintage oval mirror to blend with the oval mermaid etched frosted window. A separate toilet is also within the bathroom.
Located on the side verandah a laundry room is easily accessed from both the home and garden.
Outside garden paths meander through the native, colorful garden with established trees and shrubs, past the veggie patch with many railway station signs and ornaments which blends with the railway track running along the boundary of the property. The extensive landscaping is sympathetic of the railway theme and consumes the entire garden.
The home is surrounded with authentic sandstone pavers which lead to the fantastic outdoor entertaining pavilion. Oregon and hardwood beams, galv roofing and stone pillars blend well with the character of the original home. This is a rustic outdoor living room which also includes a handcrafted pizza oven and wood box. An outdoor toilet set in an original railway toilet shelter is handy when entertaining.
There is a gorgeous cubby nestled under a large pine and plenty of room for children to explore their days away. Shedding is also built using wool store Oregon and is large enough for cars, boat, camper trailer etc. There are many features of the garden including an orchard under drippers with grapes, apricots, pears, peaches, apples and many more eatable treasures.
An old railway carriage has also been restored and is begging to be utilized as a B&B, teenage retreat, flash granny flat or quirky home office. Timber stairs lead to a deck running across the front of the carriage creating a great place for guests to enjoy a drink while escaping the hustle and bustle of hectic lives.
Situated only a 15 minute short drive to the Goolwa beach, River, Adelaide hills, Gourmet Food Trail, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and McLaren Vale wine regions and a little under an hour to the city and with the Steam Ranger running past this is a treasure you will be pleased you discovered.
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Strathalbyn SA, 5255
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