This grand Lake Illawarra waterfront home has been restored with incredible attention to detail, to preserve and celebrate the character and original features of the property.
As you enter via the double doors, you are greeted with an impressive foyer with the sparkling crystal chandelier and stained glass feature windows.
Moving through the home you will notice the 3.2m ornate ceilings, polished cypress pine flooring and grand French-polished Oregon staircase.
The property features 4 suites each with queen sized bedroom, own bathroom, walk-in robe and various sized retreats. An additional 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms complete the current accommodation.
The gourmet kitchen has walk-in pantry, island bench, 1.5m freestanding Ilve Majestic double oven and 8 burner gas cooktop, extraction fan, dual fridge/freezers, an abundance of cabinetry storage with solid Jarrah timber and Corian stone benchtops.
From the kitchen you have the choice of informal or generous formal dining or step outdoors to the oversized undercover alfresco and BBQ area.
Relax in 1 of 2 downstairs living areas, the large lounge with feature fireplace and inbuilt TV nook or the cosy sitting room with chandelier.
Upstairs benefits from a large kitchenette and an enormous space for dining, lounging or a multitude of uses.
The character of the home is completed with the full width front and rear upper balconies.
Set on 1429-square-metre level block, the property boasts expansive rear lawn with a side access driveway to a five-car garage, workshop and abundance of secure parking for boat, caravan, trailers etc.
The California Manor has operated as a guesthouse, bed and breakfast and private residence in the past and has potential for many uses.
Adjacent to the home, Lake Illawarra offers pristine waters, swimming lagoon, boat ramp, parkland, walking/cycling tracks, playground and a short walk to local beaches and surf club.
Drive or walk to the local shopping centre with the convenience of Woolworths, Aldi and many specialty shops. In addition it is centrally located between 2 major hubs, Warrawong and Shellharbour, providing you with an array of shopping, cafes, restaurants and entertainment.
Lake Illawarra is only about 100klm south of Sydney and a jewel of the Illawarra region.
Council Rates: $835 per quarter Water Rates: $177 per quarter
For more information, or to book your exclusive private inspection please call Rachael Griffin 0414 601 336
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