Classic soul & charm in a gorgeous period residence

This turn of the century cedar weatherboard cottage was the first built along this section of Homer Street and sits on a generous 556sqm land parcel that's walking distance to the heart of Earlwood. The period features of the homestead include original windows and doors with a high pressed metal ceilings and many retained details of the federation era.

The kitchen fireplace is a real hidden gem and has been boarded up for nearly 100 years. Remove the cover to reveal the original wood-fired cast iron farmhouse cooker which also served as a heater in winter for the young family that grew up here.

Sitting in the backyard you can be taken back to a forgotten time where this part of the hill was logged for its turpentine trees, used to build wharfs and piers in Sydney Harbour during the 1800s. In the corner of the yard stands a centuries-old turpentine tree with the remnants of an old leather strap which was nailed to the trunk in the early 1930s to hold a punching bag for the resident brothers and well respected boxers who would train here with other local lads. The old mulberry tree produces masses of large sweet fruit that were picked by local kids and made into jams. The flowering gum is a mass of orange blossom in summer which attracts honey-eating birds. Here you can feel like you're in the country while being so close to the middle of Sydney.

- Prime position that's walking distance to the heart of Earlwood
- A beautiful character facade, front garden and traditional porch
- Original pressed metal ceilings, timber wall panels and chimney
- A flexible layout features three bedrooms and a large sunroom
- Separate living and dining areas plus a well-equipped gas kitchen
- An expansive backyard with a spacious and private level lawn
- Side driveway access through to a double garage at the rear
- A great opportunity to acquire a period home and renovate to suit
- Stroll to the train station, parks and Earlwood Public School

Additional details

  • Land size approx 565 sqm
  • Council rates $564 pq
  • Water rates $148 pq

Open times

Sat 2 July 10.00am - 10.30am

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Jim Nikolopoulos

0406 626 663 

Joseph Karam

0423 908 844 

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