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77 Farnsworth Street Castlemaine VIC

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Ahead of the Curve
This c1958 cream brick two-bedroom home welcomes you with a warm embrace and fond memories of childhood. It embodies the classic post-war Australian architecture slowly being erased within the suburban metropolis of new builds. In Castlemaine, we embrace this archetypal mid-century architecture and relish in the design details, the standard of build, and the strong ties homes have within the community. With a view of the Old Castlemaine Gaol, the 768 sqm (approx) property is within a short walk of the train station, the Mill Complex, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens and the hub of Castlemaine for retail, amenities and schools.

A native front garden greets you as you enter the elevated property, making for the perfect morning sitting spot. Front-facing, period windows frame the garden and surrounding views, and the morning sun filters into the open-plan living with dining. The living features a gas heater inset into a period stone-faced surround with a timber mantle, timber details, ornate plasterwork, and a wall air-conditioner. Adjoining the dining space is the north-facing kitchen with curved cabinets, a 900mm freestanding gas cooktop inset into a period tiled surround, a Bosch dishwasher, a pantry and an island bench with a timber top. The main bedroom looks onto the front garden and features a stunning retro timber floor-to-ceiling built-in robe. A second bedroom also features period cabinetry, softly curved as you enter the room. Servicing the home is a central bathroom with pink highlights, a bath, a shower, a vanity and a laundry with beautiful curved period cabinets, a double sink and an adjoining toilet with external access. Additional details include carpet, ceiling fans, storage, double-hung windows, timber details and bakelite door handles.

A covered 9.5m x 2.9m patio with a fernery offers a year-round entertaining area and protected access to the carport. The fully-fenced back garden has additional rear access from Richards Road, and the driveway leads to the 3.6m x 4.7m carport and the 3.8m x 11m garage and workshop. The property includes a shed and three water tanks, and the private garden includes mature fruiting trees of Mulberry, Quince, Loquet, Fejoia and raised veggie gardens. This home is a slice of mid-century gold, a very cool house for the retrophile or simply one who appreciates iconic Australian design.

Property Information

  • Residential Sale
  • $785,000
  • House
  • 115 sqm
  • 768 sqm
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