Bellingen Online Real Estate - For Sale By Owner
View from road. North Facing Mountain views
Photography by Carole Helman.
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20 Coronation Street, Bellingen

Nestled on a large block in one of Bellingen's quiet neighbourhoods, which features many heritage homes, is this elegant and spacious heritage-listed house. Just a couple of minutes stroll from the shops, this exquisite weatherboard Federation house (c 1914) displays many fascinating and beautiful features from that era, and enjoys expansive northerly mountain and valley views.

Winter sun, summer breezes and the views can be enjoyed from the verandah and from alcoves in the living room and master bedroom. The stately, spacious, light and airy living area served as an important location for Bellingen social gatherings in old times. In recent times it has hosted concerts seating up to sixty. In winter two sets of concertina doors can transpose this open space into three more cosy rooms.

High ceilings and picture rails in different designs of moulded plaster in the living rooms, hall and four bedrooms contribute to the house's charm. Other internal heritage features include coloured glass in alcoves and in feature doors, fanlights, quality timber floors, and three fireplaces with moulded plaster surrounds and mantelpieces. Three of the bedrooms open onto the side verandah, including two by french doors. From the front door you can see the greenery out the back through the long hallway which is divided in the middle by a carved cedar arch.

Heritage items also feature outside, with decoratively tiled steps and path, spires on the gable ends and two chimneys topped by double terra cotta chimney pots featuring on the complex and interesting roof arrangement. The front fence is a grand old wrought iron and masonry one, with turret tops to the columns and elaborate iron gates.

The current owners have been lovingly restoring this house, but as the old country-style kitchen, laundry and bathrooms suited them, purchasers will have the opportunity to modernize those to suit their own taste. A roomy walk-in pantry is a feature of the kitchen area. The house has been re-piered, rewired, fully insect-screened in a manner sensitive to its heritage nature, and was recently re-roofed and insulated. A large double carport roof off the back also doubles as a covered outside entertaining area.

The block has rear lane access and is large enough for Torrens Title subdivision into two blocks or Strata for up to four dwellings. However, the current owners have enjoyed using the large old-style back yard for fruit (pawpaw, banana, citrus) and vegie production, as well as planting many native shrubs to provide 'a taste of the bush in town' for birds, frogs and lizards.

Price: $640,000 AUD

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Living Rooms Master bedroom gets early winter morning sun Northeasterly verandah
Fireplace and ceiling detail in lounge Hallway Main bathroom with claw bath
  Rear access and garden  
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