If you are in the market for your own piece of Kiama’s rich history, then two of the town’s heritage-listed homes are up for sale.
The first is Trenworth at 155 Manning Street, which was built in 1885 as part of the Kendall family’s dairy estate in Kiama.
The two-bedroom, late-19th century home was restored and extended in 2006 under the direction of Weir Phillips Architects. Many of the original period features, including fireplaces, architraves and polished floorboards, were retained.
The house, originally designed by John Simmonds, remained in the ownership of the same family for 120 years, until it was put on the market for the first time in November 2005.
Listed with Ray White Kiama, Trenworth is set on an elevated 766-square-metre block of land. Its renovations include a new bathroom and kitchen. The back deck has 2.75-metre french doors built to complement the design of the living room windows.
Ray White Kiama director Michele Lay said there was opportunity to further extend the home and/or complete the landscape plan, which was prepared by landscape designer Marcia Hosking in 2012 for the enhancement of the front and rear gardens.
Trenworth is open for inspection today from midday to 12.45pm. The second historic home for sale, at 74 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, is a Federation-style cottage, built in the early 1900s.
Also listed with Ray White Kiama, Ms Lay said the four-bedroom cottage, set on 555 square metres, had been extensively renovated and extended through the 1990s to accommodate a growing family, with all changes mirroring the architecture of its era.
The entertaining area in the rear is private with established gardens, chook pen and trees.
The Shoalhaven Street house is open for inspection on Saturday from 10am to 10.45am.
Both houses will go to auction on Monday, December 2, at 6.30pm.