Block size: 2023 m² approx.House size: 257 m² approx.
Grand Historic (1887) Residence Renovated for Contemporary Living
Around 1887, a local magistrate who owned one of the first Stock and Station supplies in Yass built the residence at 36 Grampian Streetknown as 'Wadden Lodge'. The house is complemented by its position as part of a line of similarly aged residences.
This elegant home has a nature filled outlook across to picturesque trees of the local high school grounds and spectacular Yass River rock face. The home is a short walk to the Yass town area, tennis courts and swimming pool and offers easy access to the network of walking paths that lead along the river.
The house is double brick and its 12 foot high wooden ceilings are a feature. Floors are beautiful 6-inch tongue and groove West Australia Karri. The roof frame structure is WA Jarrah. Floors at the rear of the house are Cypress Pine. Other original features include door locks made by H. & T. VAUGHAN in WILLENHALL England in the late 1800's with brass inlays and decorative brass handles. Four open fireplaces are operational though presently capped.
The 4 bedrooms are very large in addition to the study or fifth bedroom. A formal lounge with bay window and seat, a sunroom and separate formal dining room are joined by a spacious connecting hall. The kitchen and main bathroom have been renovated and the home is freshly painted. There is convenient off street parking for 4 cars at the rear of the house.
Ducted gas heating and a very efficient pot belly stove in the large kitchen operate to keep the house warm. There is a split air conditioner in the sun room.
A magnificent wisteria runs along the east boundary. Years ago, the original owner trained the vine’s trunk to create a retaining wall at the front boundary. Lilac and wisteria put on a magnificent display along the veranda every spring. The veranda deck is rough cut iron wood, rarely seen now days.
The 'boys room' was originally used by the house-maid who scratched her name on the glass window and dated it 1898. A vacant block on the western side and another at the rear provide privacy and a sense of space. There is a chicken run, the old stable, wood shed, and small tool shed.
There is plenty of room at the rear of the property presently used as a horse paddock. The present owners used the land available to develop a large vegetable garden including 100 tomato plants, pumpkins and a line of asparagus and artichokes. They carted manure from the local sale yards to fertilize the area, so it would be a fertile garden plot. There is plenty of room for a tennis court. There is a large underground water tank with pressure pump available for the garden.
Yass has a hospital, numerous medical centres and every service you could wish for in a delightful country location. A vibrant farmers market supplements the necessities provided by the local Aldi, Woolworths and IGA. Boutique cafes, gift stores and galleries entice. There is a specialist boot maker who originally worked for R. M. Williams. While important family services such as reputable schools, and active clubs and a well-stocked hardware and garden centre are available as are active churches communities. Yass even boasts two sets of traffic lights.
The commute to Canberra is approximately 45 minutes. There is an excellent bus service to Canberra and Woden operating multiple services each week day. Yass is 20 minutes from the cool climate fine wines area of Murrumbateman where you will find some of the very best cellar doors: Clonakilla, Helm, Shaw Estate and Eden Road. Burrinjuck Dam and the Murrumbidgee River are one hours drive away for those of you who are boating or fishing enthusiasts.
Wadden Lodge is an elegant home steeped in history situated in a country area that has it all.