Kensington 85 Todman Avenue
A Queen Anne Federation Beauty On 695sqm
One of Sydney's finest Queen Anne style Federation manor homes, Carthona was built c1910 for a renowned plasterer and rests amid beautiful landscaped gardens on a private 695sqm landholding. Meticulously restored and renovated with the highest regard for its architectural pedigree, the single-storey home bears all the hallmarks of its heritage with ornamental plaster ceilings showcasing Australiana flora and fauna, exquisite leadlight windows and marble fireplaces. Grandly scaled interiors feature formal and casual living areas with a custom island kitchen as the social heart and gardens by Pod Landscaping that are a joy throughout the seasons. Available for the first time in 22 years, this is a home of enduring style and substance with a gated drive to a double garage/games room with a studio retreat. A blue-ribbon location in the heart of Kensington is 600m walk to the light rail and 500m to OLSH College with close proximity to Royal Randwick Racecourse, Centennial Park and East Village shopping centre.
An impressive sense of scale, elegance and historic significanceDichromatic and tuckpointed brickwork, sandstone foundations15m frontage with a deep front garden, tessellated tile verandahCorbelled arch hallway, ornate 3.2m ceilings, Belgian sisal carpet3 king sized beds with built-ins and a studio retreat/4th bedroom2 with an original fireplace, bay fronted main, leadlight windowsGrand reception rooms with marble fireplaces and a library wall Dining room with custom joinery, Spotted Gum floorboards Caesarstone island kitchen, Smeg gas cooker, Bosch dishwasherHuge living room with a RealFlame gas fire opens to the deck Landscaped gardens, DLUG doubles as a games/rumpus room Parking for 4 cars, auto gated drive, studio with separate entryKensington Public School catchment, easy access to the city