Period home hits the market

Period home hits the market

A charming and tightly-held period home in Sydney’s south west has hit the market.

Known as Cooloolah, this circa 1935 residence in Chipping Norton has been held by the Franklyn family for more than 85 years, according to listing agent Franc Violi.

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Spanning generations, the private family has called the wider Liverpool region home since the early 1800s.

Their property, at 2-4 Epsom Rd, is selling through Century 21 Combined and has a $1.45 million price tag.

Originally split into two blocks of land, the park-like grounds of the property cover about 1809 sqm in the heart of suburbia.

The house is packed with old-world features, including high ceilings and original fireplaces.

In addition to this, the home also has a ballroom that opens to the front veranda.

Mr Violi said this was “a rarity” having not sold other properties with ballrooms throughout his real estate career.

Beyond the formal entry of the house lies the parlour or formal living room. It has a grand fireplace, timber picture rails and a bay window.

This leads to the ballroom or family room which extends more than 9m in length.

A combined dining room and loungeroom is at the rear of the house, which creates another open space spanning 7m x 3m.

This is next door to the kitchen, which comes with an old-fashioned fuel stove.

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The single-level home’s main bedroom has a window seat while the remaining three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The house has two bathrooms and a sewing room as well as a double garage. Extras include a double garage and a study.

— with additional reporting by Marissa Georgopoulos

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