Nestled in a leafy English garden on 919 sqm (approx.) is the historic Federation style home Opawa. Designed by James Fawcett (Flinders St Station) for his family, the house showcases many of the original features of the period including soaring moulded ceilings, elaborate cornices, stained glass windows, period light fittings and exquisite fireplaces, all in perfect condition.
The spacious foyer leads to two grand reception rooms with stained glass bay windows and open fireplaces, perfect for entertaining. There are three generous bedrooms, all with built in robes in the original house and a period bathroom updated with modern shower and spa bath. A modern extension has been tastefully added at the back, which includes a bright and sunny kitchen, with a lovely outlook to the rear garden and is equipped with St George double oven, cooktop, Miele dishwasher, lots of storage and a walk in pantry. The family room is enormous and has a cosy open fireplace and French doors opening to the rear terrace. Adjacent is another bedroom with stained glass window and external access and a modern bathroom with shower. A sparkling laundry with heaps of storage completes the accommodation.
The rear garden is beautifully landscaped with mature trees and bushes surrounding the terrace, which has a plumbed in gas barbecue for summer entertaining. There is also a double carport, external toilet and substantial workshop/storage shed. The home comes complete with ducted gas heating and a split system air conditioner in the family room and a security alarm system.
The location is perfect, within walking distance of Camberwell station, Camberwell shopping precinct and boasts easy access to many private schools.
Whilst there is room for some cosmetic updating, this historic house has good bones and would suit a growing family perfectly.