Bowral 24 Queen Street
Majestic 'Melford' C1913
The charm of a bygone era has been expertly blended with refined modern luxury in this Old Bowral beauty. 'Melford', crafted c1913, sits on a private, elevated garden wonderland of just over an acre, with views across Bowral to Oxleys Hill and beyond.
Double brick, twelve-foot ceilings, decorative plasterwork, stunning parquetry flooring and a plethora of open fireplaces have been thoughtfully incorporated into the extensive renovation of this landmark property. Majestic reception rooms greet visitors on arrival; they flow through to a spectacular eat-in country kitchen featuring a Falcon range, double ceramic butler's sink, and garden views.
A delightfully versatile and rambling floorplan allows for several living zones: a master zone (including a large dressing room), a children's zone and a guest zone. Guests have privacy at one end of the house with a large bedroom plus sitting room, private ensuite and access directly to their own deck or to the rear circular driveway. Adjoining the mudroom and main kitchen, this guest zone allows for near self-containment.
Five bedrooms plus a large study and five bathrooms allow for expansive family living. Hydronic heating in addition to the fireplaces keep the whole house cosy, and gas points and reverse cycle air conditioning are also available.
Footsteps from the house, a second building contains a covered entertaining area with a well-equipped indoor kitchen, a bar, fireplace and built in barbeque. It also contains covered parking, a traditional sauna, full bathroom, gym or sewing room and further along, a large workshop and storage room. This building could easily be converted to separate guest accommodation (STCA) with occupants using the second driveway (on Queen Street) and own private parking area. Three phase power and new plumbing and electrical wiring enhance the offering.
Professionally landscaped gardens surround the home, providing serenity and privacy; extensive rose gardens and formal plantings augment the romance of many old deciduous trees. Secret garden rooms, a hidden cubby house and a beautiful covered front veranda provide endless opportunities to view the spectacular sunsets from your elevated perch. 'Melford' is a gracious, timeless opportunity to buy into one of Bowral's best old addresses – just footsteps from Cherry Tree Walk and an easy stroll into the town centre, it offers the best of Bowral living and is just a few minutes' drive from the hospital, many good schools and five-star restaurants and cafes. And yet, among the treetops and birdsong, it feels miles from anywhere. An inspection of majestic 'Melford' may just steal your heart.