38 Stanley Street, ORBOST
A throw-back to yesteryear, is this Circa 1920’s three-bedroom, weatherboard Californian Bungalow, sitting proudly on over a quarter of an acre of land (1042m2) and located close to the centre of Orbost, East Gippsland. The home was originally built as a Bank Manager’s residence and retains the classic features of its era. There are high ceilings with rosette centrepieces, decorative cornice, picture railings, ornate wooden sash windows with drapes and a covered in open fireplace with mantlepiece. Renovations over the years have added charm and value to this historic property.
The original kitchen has been replaced and features local hardwood timber, creating an inviting warmth and farmhouse feel. There is a gas cooktop, modern fan-forced oven and rangehood to compliment the storage, which includes utility drawers and a large pantry. There’s plenty of room for a dining setting or extra wall cabinets, depending on your family needs. Italian tiles cover the floors from front to back, through the living areas. The three large bedrooms are carpeted and open into a large foyer and hallway which also has additional storage. There is a central bathroom with shower and toilet and a second toilet and laundry, with storage, near the rear entry to the home.
Step into the lounge and living area to find a freestanding slow combustion wood heater and air conditioner which keep the home at a comfortable temperature all year round. Glass sliding doors lead out to an alfresco area with pattern coloured concrete flooring. A huge palm tree towers over the large low maintenance backyard and there is a chook shed, raised concrete vegetable garden beds and a water tank, ideal if you like the idea of having free-range eggs and fresh home-grown vegetables.
This home has lovely street appeal, with brick pillars and chimneys, shingled façade and new roof. There is a double carport, single garage and a covered fernery at the end of a long driveway. A large modern three-bay lockup shed at the rear of the property is perfect for all your storage needs. Take advantage of a second driveway on this wide street frontage for additional off-street parking or to store a boat or caravan. Leave the car at home and take a stroll to the local shops and sporting grounds, only around 500 metres away.
Orbost is an historic timber town in East Gippsland, nestled along the Snowy River and only fifteen minutes’ drive to the seaside town of Marlo and approximately forty-five minutes’ drive to the ninety-mile beach at Lakes Entrance. Orbost is also only an hour’s drive from the regional East Gippsland provincial City of Bairnsdale where you can access daily V-Line train services to Melbourne and a large variety of national retailers and industrial services. Orbost itself boasts a regional hospital, primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks and cafes and a great community atmosphere.
Why not make your move to the country today? Nest or invest, this home is currently tenanted on a month-to-month basis. Please view our virtual tour online and call Teresa on 0429 398730 for a private inspection.
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