- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
It has been home to landed gentry and guests have included a who's who of Australian public life, and now Paeroa, this beautiful and grand Federation home in Henry Street Sheffield is ready for a family to write the next chapter in its extensive and rich history.
Designed and built by master Builder and architect William Morris in 1896, the homestead has all of the design features that this period is renowned for: high ceilings, grand rooms, bay windows, lacework, leadlight windows and original fireplaces including a stunning example in the farmhouse kitchen.
Morris designed and built many homes in the area, but none more impressive than Paeroa, a Maori-inspired name.
The homestead's current owner, Lady Murray, wrote and had published three best selling cookbooks for a prominent Australian, who with her famous late husband were regular guests at Paeroa.
Set on three quarters of a hectare of lovely flat grounds, framed with a hedge planted at the turn of the century, this is a true family home in all sense of the word. There is room to play and enjoy country life in a delightful friendly town ship.
The home currently has three to four bedrooms, all doubles, and two huge bathrooms as well as formal and informal living areas. But it would be easy to expand, and there is also in principle permission to develop the area at the rear of the homestead into three units, if that is the way the new owners wished to take the property. It can be a home or home and B&B, or sub-divide to fund the renovation of this grand lady.
Sheffield is just 30 minutes' drive from Devonport and a vibrant engaged community awaits. It is a must-see town on the tourist drive, as well as hosting numerous events throughout the year that drives tourism and economic activity.
It is a wholesome relaxed lifestyle with all of the services that you require, with Mount Roland providing the perfect backdrop for bushwalking, bike riding or any outdoors pursuit. Lake Barrington is just 15 minutes' drive away, and Sheffield itself thrives through the season and year round with activity generated by the lake.
2,806m² / 0.69 acres
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