9 HERCULES STREET
9 HERCULES STREET
Beautifully restored home built in 1860 on an original land grant by William Bradley. Built to a high standard over 150 years ago, 9 Hercules St has stood the test of time extremely well and has been lovingly renovated by the present owners with a great deal of attention to detail. A current building report is available to potential buyers.
A property aligned over the years with practical usage, from general store in the 1890's and boot-maker's shop in 1906 to today's charming family home and organically managed micro-farm.
Bedroom one, (currently used as a home office) has walk-in wardrobe and, as the original 'store', access to a stone-walled basement. Three further bedrooms (two upstairs with charming attic roof-line), newly renovated bathroom and separate second toilet provide for comfortable family living. The living areas consist of separate lounge and dining rooms and a new, efficient, eat-in kitchen opening to a north-facing terrace bordered with deep planter boxes brimming with organic herbs and tomatoes.
Period features of the home include, of course, its thick stone or double brick walls, original baltic pine and local hardwood floorboards, high ceilings, wide skirtings, decorative ceiling cornices and original claw-footed bath (immaculately re-enamelled). Modern comfort is assured by reverse-cycle air-conditioning in the kitchen, cosy wood slow combustion heater in the lounge and gas heater in the dining room. There are gas bayonets in most rooms and all-gas cooking. Interiors are newly painted and the exterior newly rendered.
Outside, the ethos and energy of the present owners becomes truly apparent. On a 1,012 sq m block a fully sustainable micro-farm has been established. Old stables converted to workshop, cyclical vegetable gardens and poultry housing on a grand scale, worm farm, green-house, potting and storage sheds and 12,000 litres of rainwater gravity-fed to the garden work harmoniously to produce an abundance of organically-grown food.
The garden is also a visual joy, with newly paved areas, ample lawned space, gorgeous old shade trees, roses and heavenly white wisteria rambling over a pergola near the double-gated driveway.
Set in a charming, tree-lined street and just a short stroll through parkland to Goulburn's railway station and CBD, 9 Hercules St sits basking in sunshine awaiting the writing of its next joyful chapter. You could well be the author.