House of the Week
BED 4 / Bath 3 / CAR 3
- 82 Jerrara Road, Jerrara
- Agency: Elders Real Estate, 4236 0891
- Contact: Vivienne Marris, 0402 101 343
- Inspect: By appointment
If you like your views wide and verdant, your gardens lush and gorgeous and your house historic but stylish, then Park Mount in the hinterland of Kiama, on the pristine South Coast, is waiting for you.
The original timber cottage built in 1848 had a very tasteful renovation in 1987 then in 2014 the current owners completed a superb transformation with restoration and a seamless transition to very stylish renovations.
This included a second master suite, a loft sitting room and full bathroom, massive lounge, stunning galley kitchen, family and meals area plus a double garage and studio.
The gardens have had the keen eye of landscape designer Michael Cooke who revived the old and add much to the new vista and intimate spaces.
Massive buttressed 160-year old figs, camellias that were planted while the home was being built and lush lawns and amazing views from escarpment to the Pacific Ocean wrap themselves around this special parcel of about one acre.
Vegetable gardens and climbing roses, grasses and juniper trees sit side by side in this beautifully crafted garden.
Many original features have been retained such as the polished floors, striking cedar staircase, 3m ceilings, a beautifully restored exterior timber wall as part of the new meals space and the four working fireplaces.
The property has a north westerly aspect with wide, wrap around verandahs for long summer evenings and low winter sunsets. The world doesn't look much better than this.
Original floorboards have been retained as well as the superb cedar staircase and 3m ceilings.
Photos: Nick Epoff