The Border Watch : December 6th 2013
15 Shepherdson Road, Mount Gambier Built in the 1920s Have you ever wondered about that gorgeous home you have passed by dozens of times on the way to work or school. Then step inside this grand old lady, which has been a prominent sight on Shepherdson Road in Mount Gambier since the 1920s. With its timeless and classic features and its stunning traditional expansive garden, this four bedroom stone bungalow would make a fantastic family home. Although the home was originally built in the 1920s by a returned World War I soldier, it has been extensively renovated, refurbished and transformed. The home, which traditionally had a lean-to that was demolished – has also been extended to expand its footprint. But the traditional features of the home have been kept with beautiful cornices, ceiling roses, classic white French doors and timber flooring. Sal Real Estate marketing agent Sara O’Connor said the home was The home is just a stand-out and an inspection is a must for a potential buyer – Sara O’Connor absolutely delightful and would no doubt create a lot of interest from potential buyers in the market. She said the home, on a sprawling 1392 sq metre block, had been lovingly restored and extended. “The home is also flanked by beautiful leafy manicured gardens that boast lovely trees, roses that were now in full bloom, fruit trees and a wonderful established vegetable garden,” Ms O’Connor said. “It is one of those homes where you wonder what it is like inside when you drive by.” She said the home was particularly impressive given the 2 - The Border Watch Real Estate Guide, Friday, December 6, 2013 extensive renovations undertaken around 15 years ago. “The owners meticulously refurbished and extended the home and spared no money on the wonderful renovation,” Ms O’Connor said. “They have certainly maintained the character and the spirit of the home.” She said highlights of the home included a timeless blackwood timber kitchen, which had a stunning bay window that overlooked the picturesque garden. “Other stunning elements of the home include its arched hallway, 12-foot ceilings, a leadlight solid front door, cedar windows and of course its double stone construction that kept the home cool in summer,” Ms O’Connor said. “The home also has neutral classic bathrooms and quality window furnishings.” Importantly, the home – which is near Reidy Park Primary School and Tenison Woods College - also had ducted gas heating. “The home has also been completely rewired and has new plumbing, which means there is nothing for the new owner to do but to simply move in and enjoy.” She said the home also had an undercover and sheltered outdoor area, which would be great for entertaining. “The home is just a stand-out and an inspection is a must for a potential buyer looking for a prominent and beautiful home in a great area of the city,” Ms O’Connor said.
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