42 Palmers Lane, Bensville.
This warm and fascinating family home at 42 Palmers Lane, Bensville has been designed to honour the original circa 1910 architectural features, while taking full advantage of the surrounding green acres and water views.
The owner, an artist and photographer, said that renovating the home has been a long-term hobby.
“We loved the original cottage, it was beautiful. More or less over the years we’ve expanded on the character of the home,” she said.
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The design style of the home is unique and utterly charming.
The property still has a classic charm that will draw in the romantics.
Enter inside the front gate, walk down a paved footpath to discover a delightful cottage with federation stained glass coloured windows and a wraparound veranda surrounded in manicured gardens.
Inside the front door, a magnificent staircase crafted from Red Gum stumps from the Murray River and Grey Iron Bark sourced from Queensland’s Hornibrook Bridge (1935-1979) leads to the upstairs viewing deck and two bedrooms with ensuites.
Downstairs features open plan living and multipurpose separate zones including a central lounge room with sandstone fireplace and double sided slow combustion heater, media room and an open-plan kitchen that spills onto a large deck overlooking a pool.
Magnificent staircase rafted from Red Gum stumps from the Murray River and Grey Iron Bark sourced from Queensland’s Hornibrook Bridge.
Just a short stroll from the waterfront, the property has been described as ‘Bowral by the sea.’
With bi-fold and French doors, Velux skylights and soaring ceilings, modern and classic features fuse to create a warm elegance that sets this home apart.
The main bedroom is an absolute knockout, with Redwood floors, feature sandstone and timber lined walls, two walk-in wardrobes, ensuite with elegant freestanding bathtub and Travertine tiles with underfloor heating.
Outside a covered louvered veranda leads to quaint gardens that include an arbour, rose and lavender bushes, mature guava and persimmon fruit trees and a heap of wildlife.
Like entering another world.
What a spot for your morning cuppa.
“We keep ten goats, and the place is a bird sanctuary – there are thousands that come out every year – ibis’, egrets, herons, spoonbills, cockatoos – everything,” the owner said.
“Being so close to the water, there are also lots of water birds – we walk down every weekend when we have time.
“The property is just four minutes from Killcare beach and 14 minutes from Woy Woy station.”
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In walking distance of Cockle Bay, with views across the fields, the fusion of country-style living with a coastal lifestyle is reminiscent of Bowral by the sea.
No. 42 Palmers Lane, Bensville has an auction bidding guide of $3.3-$3.6 million. The property will go under the hammer on Saturday, 1 December at 1pm.