Welcome to the 'Tea Gardens Homestead'. Built in the 1860's and nestled on a 2037m2 (approx.) block, backing Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course
Rivalling the age of Blundells Cottage comes an opportunity to purchase a piece of Canberra's history. A grand residence beyond compare, the 'Tea Gardens' homestead was built in the 1860's with local red brick. Extensions in the 1950's expanded the home around the original four brick rooms in the centre of the building to create the extensive grand residence that is known today.
Supposedly built by the descendants of the same family as John Rolfe, who married the Indigenous American princess, Pocahontas, this slice of history was once the epicentre to the Ginninderra region. It was the local social focal point with the Rolfe family being actively involved in the community and supporting local causes. The original brick home was once settled on 580 acres with an established garden and a small orchard, providing most of the original family's needs. This was the foundation of Gold Creek station which became one of the largest and most successful farming enterprises in the district. In the 1970's, the house became a residential riding school called 'Ginninderra Park', on an area of land under lease until the 1990's when it was purchased for private use.
Now situated on one of the Gungahlin districts largest residential parcels of real estate at approximately 2037 m2 of land, the six bedroom, ensuite home is a commanding residence with sweeping views across the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. Here, you will be tempted by three separate striking formal and informal living areas, where your eye will be drawn towards the period features, high ceilings, timber flooring, and bay windows which capture a view that is arguably unrivalled by any other in the region. Relaxing evenings can be shared with a cup of tea before one of the two fireplaces, toasting toes and warming hearts, or outside counting stars on one of two generous terraces overlooking a monumental garden retreat.
The master suite is the jewel in a crown for royalty with spacious proportions and unfiltered light through a large bay window overlooking the magnificent views to the golf course. Multiple wardrobe options included two separate dressing rooms. The interconnection to a separate office with external access enables numerous opportunities for those seeking separate access for your office. The five other bedrooms all boast unique sash windows and are rich in charm and history.
This is a home of grandeur, of epic accomplishments and solid foundations, where you will be inspired to place your mark on Canberra's history. This is a home that has a soul yearning for the next family to warm its interior with love and family. A home that will speak to your soul, call to the heart that craves longevity and be yours for another generation.
Come and visit one of the oldest homes ever built in Canberra and add your legacy to its rich history. We hope to see you at our next inspection.
*Historical information comes with sincere thanks to the Canberra Archaeological Society Inc., the ACT Heritage Council, and the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre.
Features: - Ducted gas heating - Security system - Two wood fireplaces - Unrivalled golf course views - Block size 2037 m2 (approx) - Living area 290 m2 (approx) - The property is not subject to the Heritage Act 2004
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