Circa 1880s Villa; Scale, elegance & modern-day convenience

Rarely does a property as unique as this hit the market in Penola. A circa 1880s villa with street presence, character charm and the convenience of location in the heart of Penola.

This historic charmer packs a big punch, with a knockout throw immediately upon entering the front door; The hallway; Possibly Penola’s most breathtaking. It is here, in the hall that this home unveils an unexpected scale and elegance. A huge hallway, with features typical of the era in which it was built; High, ornate pressed tin ceilings, tall skirtings & decorative mouldings.

These stunning features as well as the character hardwood floors flow throughout the original portion of the home which comprises of four generously sized rooms, each with fireplaces and two with built in robes of the highest quality (and the tallest in Penola I have heard…) Use these as three bedrooms and a sitting / living / play room / parents retreat or a fourth bedroom. There is scope to punch into one of the two well maintained bathrooms and make it into a master suite – complete with a corner spa.

The more contemporary addition to the rear epitomises modern day living – An open plan kitchen, dining and vast living space; The point of coming together as a family, the heart of the home. There is much to love about this space – Bask in the sunlight via the North facing bay window or retreat to the lounge by the slow combustion fire. Here in the living room, through the bifold timber doors, you are connected to an extensive outdoor entertaining area. From here, beyond the lemon tree –Enjoy a drink, take in the garden and watch the kids play cricket – This year, Christmas is at your place…

Other things of note;

  • Three bay shed with lined room.
  • Third toilet in laundry.
  • Walk in pantry & dishwasher to kitchen.
  • Heat shifters connected to slow combustion fire in sitting room.
  • External blinds to Western windows.
  • Raised veggie garden/s.
  • Secure yard.
  • Ample rainwater.

The location couldn’t be more convenient – Only a short stroll via the park, to Penola’s eateries, shops fabulous playground, skate park and heated pool.

To be auctioned Friday October 25th at 5.15pm on site (unless sold prior).



CT - 5261/705

Council – Wattle Range Council

Zoning – Residential

Note – Local heritage to original buildings

Built - 1986 (approximate)

Land – 1,147m2

Council Rates - $2,274.60pa

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Address 5 Bowden St
Price AUCTION - 25th October 5.15pm (unless sold prior)
Property Type residential
Property ID 662
Category House
Land Area 1,147 m2


Date: Friday 25 October, 5:15 PM

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