House of the Week
3 BED | 3 BATH | 5 CAR
- Address: 2092 Northam-York Road, York
- Price: $799,000
- Agents: Michael Hoad, Abode Real Estate, 0411 885 556 and Mike Bawden, York Estate Agents, 0403 268 158
- Inspect: By appointment
This remarkable property has a former church which was built in 1892 at its heart.
It conjures up a glimpse of the past and a slower pace of life.
The magic location is just under 1.5 hours from Perth (10kms out of York), overlooking farmland with Avon Valley views, all set on 2.7-acres.
The small much-loved brick church with its high vaulted ceiling and open fireplace is now the living, dining and kitchen area of the private residence.
An extension built in a style that compliments the architecture of the church encompasses a small library or study, an extra large main bedroom and an adjacent bathroom with clawfoot bath.
A mezzanine loft provides an additional sleeping area.
A separate two-storey lodge provides two double bedrooms with ensuites, verandahs and views over the property,
The third main building, the purpose-built gallery, has its own separate entrance from the main road and a big parking area for up to 30 cars.
The grounds are a delight.
There are winding pathways leading to a swimming pool and tea house.
Water features, walled gardens, paved areas, garden urns and cherubs give an old-world feeling to the property.
Each area of the garden leads on to the next, willing you to explore further or just sit a while.
In recent years it has been an award-winning bed and breakfast, a wedding venue, a place for wedding photographs, garden visits and a range of functions.
Recently it has provided the current owners with an amazing lifestyle as a private residence and an escape for friends.
Historical information has been collected and will remain with the property.