House for Auction
Old World Charm with a Twist
Property ID 1994285Ray White Kiama is thrilled to offer one of Kiama's finest residences from the late 19th century, now restored with original period features: 157 Manning Street - formerly Blake Cottage, now Blake House and The Loft. Built by John Simmons in 1895, Cecilia Lee Kendall and Selina Emily Kendall - daughters of Thomas Surfleet Kendall and Caroline Blake (Rutter) Kendall of Barroul - lived here until their deaths in 1924 and 1926. The house then went to their nieces, Caroline Mary Black and Jane Caroline Zillman, who also spent their lives here. After their deaths in 1952 and 1957, the house was sold out of the Kendall family.
Set on a generous 942m2 block of land, the main dwelling "Blake House" includes 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully renovated kitchen with an adjacent butler's pantry, a large gracious living area featuring 10 ft ceilings, a second living area and open fire places in the living area and two of the bedrooms. This property exudes old world charm with deep wrap-around verandahs encompassing the building.
In addition to Blake House, the property can accommodate an additional 4 guests in the "The Loft" - a renovated retreat. The Loft features an open plan kitchen and dining room with a tastefully designed lounge room. Upstairs is the sleeping quarters with the shared bathroom and laundry. With multiple outdoor living spaces, you can take advantage of the sun from the upstairs balcony or the covered alfresco area on the ground floor.
The property has two separate driveway access points, which is perfect if you wish to capitalise on the rental potential of "The Loft". (The level garden comes complete with a stunning jacaranda tree and frangipani tree.)
This property has excellent proximity to the Kiama township for all your shopping requirements. In addition, there is a general store close by, a sensational coffee shop almost directly opposite the home, and 3 beaches within walking distance.
This is truly a rare offering and a unique opportunity to acquire an original Kiama residence with a difference. One of a kind, with features too numerous to mention. This home must be inspected to fully appreciate! Phone Michele Lay now for your inspection on 0409 461 756 or email email@example.com.
- Large level 942m2 block
- Income potential, with two separate dwellings
- Lovingly restored c1895 home with period features and modern amenities
- Beautiful level gardens and circular driveway for easy access
- Outstanding location within walking distance to 3 beaches, cafes and shops