Welcome to Bangalore, a high quality 14.7ha property of rich basalt country just minutes from the centre of Crookwell.
Bangalore homestead, with elevated, northerly aspect overlooking the picturesque township, is of rendered double brick with stone foundations, circa 1912. It has been completely refurbished to exacting standards and presented with exquisitely understated taste.
With strong Victorian influences, period detailing abounds. Wrought-iron lacework on the bull-nosed verandah, stunning leadlight entrance, polished timber floor boards, high ceilings of pressed metal or tongue-and-groove timber, fireplaces and wide, double-hung windows are some of the features that give this home its character. A happy, calm ambience prevails, with light streaming in through French doors opening to verandahs or terraces, bringing the garden and interior into harmony.
This is a home for casual, elegant, country living. Rooms are of generous dimensions yet invitingly warm and intimate; fabulous, new, eat-in kitchen; stunning loungeroom; three bathrooms, two of which are en-suites, three beautifully restful, double bedrooms and a charming sitting room/study or fourth bedroom. All fittings are of outstanding quality. Year-round comfort is assured by gas-fired, hydronic central heating.
The homestead sits within delightful, park-like gardens. Surrounding the home are sweeping lawns, mature trees and perennial plantings delineated by terracing and stone walls in the Edna Walling style. Wander a little further and a significant potager garden and orchard are revealed, surrounded and protected by walls of pines. Outbuildings include an original barn of hand-hewn timber, a single, brick garage and a poultry shed. Another brick building would lend itself to extra accommodation.
The acreage is undulating, easily accessible, quality basalt country with a wide range of potential uses. The current average carrying capacity of 80 DSE could be significantly enhanced with a fertiliser/pasture development program. Substantial tree-planting has extended the park-like quality of the garden into the paddocks, again following the principles of Edna Walling. Water is assured, with a creek running through the property, a bore and two large dams, one of which, in a wet season, forms quite a lake. The garden is irrigated from the dam and town water services the house. Crookwell has a median annual rainfall of 860 mls.
Bangalore is a beautiful property, completely private and absolutely rural in character, yet so close to all town facilities. The piece de resistance – The zoning is ‘large lot residential’, allowing for future subdivision down to 2 ha lots, with a declared road already running through the property to facilitate subdivision without disturbance to the homestead and surrounds.
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