“Pen Y Llechwedd” Cir. 1914

8 Waghorn Street, Woodend QLD 4305

 | Sold
Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Car Park: 1
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“Pen Y Llechwedd,” a home that captured the spotlight in the Summer Edition of Queensland Homes magazine in 2017. Painstakingly restored and renovated by its current owners, this residence stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and timeless elegance.
Constructed in 1914 for former Mayor Fredrick Golbey, who enlisted the renowned architect George Brockwell-Gill for the design, “Pen Y Llechwedd” sits majestically on a sprawling 1214sqm block. Enjoying city views and surrounded by lush greenery, this home offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The property even features a private, well-established tropical garden at the rear, complete with a stream and a fire pit area with decking and built-in seating.

Stepping inside, you’ll be transported back to a bygone era, with wide ornate verandas on three sides, decorative timber fretwork, perfect pressed metal ceilings, a silky oak entry with exquisite leadlight, and polished timber flooring. The home is adorned with timber French doors, built-in bay window seating, and a fireplace, among other original features that add to its charm and character.

Internal stairs lead to the double-storey living quarters, ideal for accommodating a large family. The home boasts three separate living areas, including a formal lounge, separate dining and lounge rooms, and a family room downstairs, perfect for a teenager’s retreat or dual living arrangements. The library is a delightful space, complete with built-in bookshelves, drawer file storage, and a unique sliding ladder.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor entertaining areas with beautiful timber bi-fold doors leading to the large rear timber deck. The deck overlooks the rear yard, creating a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen has been impressively renovated and features an island bench, gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher, and servery window to the deck.

Upstairs, the main bathroom caters to guests, while the master bedroom is a luxurious retreat with its own walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with a charming clawfoot bathtub, bay window seating, and timber French doors opening to a private veranda.

The remaining four bedrooms are located downstairs, along with a third bathroom and separate laundry. The property offers single-car accommodation, ample off-street parking, and tandem car space on the right-hand side.

This iconic Ipswich home is perfectly positioned within walking distance to the Ipswich CBD, Boys Grammar School, St Mary’s and St Edmund’s Colleges, and St Mary’s Primary. Its highly esteemed location and impeccable restoration make it a truly unique find. Schedule your inspection today and secure your piece of Ipswich history.

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