An absolutely charming home has come onto the market in Cooma, a rare find complete with tennis court, wine cellar and loads of elegance.
Extensively renovated, you’ll enjoy the impressive sense of space and rich natural light throughout. This is a home that feels solid and has a great history.
Built in the late 1800s by David Montgomery, the landmark property looks over Cooma township from the hill where the town’s very first houses were built, and has been a loved feature of the landscape for over 100 years. Local builder Mr Montgomery also constructed many of the church steeples in the vicinity.
Two streets from the centre of town, on a large 3759m2 block, the house has some valuable and attractive extras including a three-car garage with three-phase power; manicured gardens and lawns, and a sand tennis court.
The home’s classic features are paired with many elegant contemporary fittings and comforts. Beautiful high ceilings and open planning have created large-feeling, light-filled rooms. This late 1800’s home has everything that you could ask for.
Built from local granite stone, with walls over a foot thick, the free-standing, five bedroom home is character-filled and assures ease of living in this sought after Cooma location. Cool in the summer and holding its heat in the winter, each season is enhanced by double-glazed windows and central electric heating.
The versatile floor-plan offers some very flexible family living and accommodation spaces, complemented by several stunning alfresco areas: The perfect home for a family that loves to entertain. Picture yourself as they did at the time of Federation, entertaining local society with a Pimms and a healthy but competitive tennis match!
Central to the home is an exquisitely renovated kitchen with dishwasher, wide central island and modern bench tops, lit naturally with sunny windows facing onto your future vegetable garden site and ample lawn.
Lovingly renovated over the last two years, the family has now decided to spend their time in Sydney. The home has separate formal and informal living spaces. Original fireplaces have been kept, and two large bathrooms have been renovated.
Listing agent Graeme Boller says that “living in Cooma is great for many reasons. It’s close to Canberra, to ski fields, and just four hours from Sydney, but also it’s a very friendly community.
“Many of the Europeans working on the Snowy Hydro project in the 50s, 60s and 70s brought their families here and their kids and their families are still here, it’s a long-time multi-cultural town.”