35 North Street

2 1 3 250 SQM

Expression of Interest

A charming, magical weather board and split slab cottage and barn perfect for comfortable modern living and entertaining.

Its National Trust and state heritage listing is an asset; the cottage makes a contribution to the architecturally and culturally significant streetscape in the highly sought after Peninsula precinct of Windsor where some of Australia's most important colonial buildings are located.

Meticulously restored by well recognised urbanist and designer Linda Gregoriou. The three level 1860 cottage features scalloped fret work, handmade timber shutters, original hardwood floors and exterior and interior hand-crafted details.

The hallway and landing are lined with tongue and groove boards leading to a large main bedroom and a generously sized second bedroom.

The entry landing contains a welcoming bathroom with under floor heating and hand printed Indigenous 'sugar bag dreaming' wallpaper, a nod to the agricultural pursuits of the surrounding area. The delicate handcrafted staircase leads up to a sun filled north facing loft style living room and library with a vaulted timber ceiling and views over the cottage garden, barn and mature trees. Unusually shaped dormers contain six pane double hung windows. A large working open fireplace and Georgian mantle anchors the room.

Stairs down from the landing to the ground level reveal a charming open rustic country kitchen, recycled limed oak work benches and a dining area with large, exposed rustic hard wood beams and hand sawn hard wood split slab walls with handmade bricks on the ground level floor. A second large handcrafted working brick fireplace provides autumnal and winter warmth throughout the house.

A grapevine clad verandah looks onto a pretty north facing cottage garden and a picturesque story book 1806 rustic split slab barn unique to the Hawkesbury region. The 120 sqm barn is two levels; the ground level and loft each feature a working fireplace with recycled handmade bricks, shingles and shutters. The barn is perfect for an artist's studio, workshop or a space for long lunches and entertaining. There is an opportunity to adaptively reuse as a second home on the site or as short-term accommodation.

The site is 638 sqm. The north facing garden provides multiple outdoor seating and entertaining areas and open space. There is ample on-site parking with access to the rear of the property via Arndell Street.

Located 55 minutes northwest of Sydney by car, a five-minute walk to Windsor shops and amenities and a 40-minute train ride to the Parramatta CBD. Surrounded by parks, turf farms and market gardens the property is a close walk to the beautiful Hawkesbury River.

Featured in numerous national publications and illustrated books including Australian House and Garden's Great Australian Houses Vol 2 (2024) Galah, Stories Outside the City by Annabelle Hickson (2024), HOME by Victoria Alexander (2022) and the inspiration for various children's book illustrations.

To be in these peaceful surroundings is joyous and restorative; while there is still potential either as a family home, a place to escape to the country and indulge in creative pursuits or as a historic property to renovate and restore for boutique accommodation providing two potential sources of income.

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