121 Main Street, Kempton
1833est. Stunning Grand Home with Endless Opportunities.
Welcome to Kent Cottage. What a rare and delightful opportunity it is to present 121 Main Street, Kempton. Convict built around 1833, this Georgian style shop residence is a beloved family home and will quite literally take your breath away on arrival. It's imposing and enviable street appeal is only the beginning. Kent Cottage was arguably the longest running shop in Kempton and is impressive in its large proportions as well as presentation with a stunning washed brick exterior and a sympathetically restored interior. Built originally by George Wood, it was sold to Elizabeth Mayhew who kept a general store here until 1881. George Lumsden then ran the Grocery store but expanded it to include a Iron Mongers and drapery. “Lumsden's” continued as a landmark on the old highway until it was sold in 1917. More recently it has run as a petrol station and an Ice creamery. A beautiful building that has stood the test of time and its many different roles.
Step inside and you're taken back to another era, enter through a sun basked courtyard to the heart of the home. The kitchen has had a disciplined renovation featuring subway tiles, a double sized Belling oven, perfect for baking and roasting in chilly winter weather. A combustion heater/Bakers oven ensures cosy days bunkered in. Ample bench space and storage and quality fittings gives a modern country kitchen feel.
A casual dining area in this zone feeds the masses. Adjoining is a formal dining area featuring the original exposed convict brick wall, ideal for entertaining friends and family. This was once a bustling ice creamery in a previous life.
Next is a gorgeous area currently used as an artist space, but is ideal for teenagers; call it a rumpus if you'd like, family room, media room, complete with wood heater. There is a lovingly restored convict brick wall as well as original signs that once adorned the outside of this unique homestead. Reclaimed timber boards from one of the top bedrooms is now a stunning feature.
The showstopper of the home is next. Walk through to the original shop and find a massive, light filled lounge, complete with gas heater for convenience and brand-new carpets. Beautiful, painted timber built in display cabinets speak of once being a showcase for goods to be sold – a merchant. This was once a cafe and could easily be returned to ideally suit a restaurant, cafe, gallery, hairdressing/beauty, retail space. You're only limited by your imagination and (STCA) of course! Why not enjoy a breathtaking family nest and also have the rare opportunity of working from home or earning passive income doing something you love and enjoy.
A cosy second living room follows, ideal for privacy to snuggle and read or enjoy a peaceful glass of red or two. A third toilet is also on this level for convenience.
An impressive grand staircase leads you to the most generous master bedroom or parents retreat which was the original formal lounge. Featuring wide original hand waxed timber floorboards, neutral tones and an open fireplace with convict chiselled sandstone hearth. Wall to wall panelled built in robes add ample storage.
An opulent ensuite is next; renovated and ready to relax and pamper. A claw foot bath, modern ceramic tiles and an open fireplace are here to wash your worries away.
There is a second bedroom filled with natural light and a perfect hideaway to study with plenty of room for the inclusion of a desk. A family bathroom is also situated on this level.
Head on upstairs to the third and fourth bedrooms bursting with character, these two attic zones enjoy a serene view out the quaint dormer windows, built ins, a clever, space efficient study nook in one and built-in display/storage unit in the other. A perfect hideaway for children!
Step outside to a flat and low maintenance 1481sqm parcel, fully fenced and secure with an new electric gate. Enjoy your own furry and feathered family members, a wood shelter/garden shed, a workshop to keep the tinkerer content. Rose lined garden, numerous established trees with a remarkable mulberry tree and an outdoor seating with privacy. An ideal setting for alfresco dining for patrons for a cafe or restaurant or make it your own by using the productive veggie gardens.
Nestled in historic Kempton which boasts its own Whisky Distillery, local pub and Post Office. With a wealth of accommodation options as well as business opportunities and predicted growth, close to schools and services, this idyllic lifestyle can be yours.
located only 20 minutes to the restaurants, caffes and major supermarkets in Brighton/Bridgewater, 34 minutes to the historic town of Richmond or the revitalised Glenorchy shopping precinct and just under 45 minutes to the Hobart CBD Itself. 121 Main Road in Kempton is a rare example and sure to impress. It is truly a quality home with 190 years of history that cannot be replicated, so please contact Suzanne or Sam anytime to make an appointment or attend one of our scheduled open homes.
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