127 Augustus Street, Geraldton
Federation charmer from yesteryear House - Property ID: 694098
Everything about this grand residence says Federation Style', it was built in 1900 as Australia prepared for nationhood.
From the staircase balustrades and wide three-sided verandah to the design of the windows, this patriotic declaration is amazingly solid for its age.
While the original corrugated iron roof is intact it has been covered in the past with aluminium tiles, in the correct style of course.
The front door opens into a formal entry foyer, with a bold Federation archway and lofty 3.5m high ceilings, and each of the principal rooms features an ornate plaster ceiling rose.
An electric stove was installed in the kitchen at some point, kept company by the originalMetters No2 wood stove.
Antiques are expected in a home of this age and there are some beauties here, such as the claw-foot bathtub and the novel brass toilet-roll holder featuring the Australian coat of arms.
The two bedrooms and the formal lounge are huge and the high ceilings further accentuate that. Interestingly, the bedrooms have a connecting door, it is believed the second room was used as a nursery.
This renovator's challenge is a rare opportunity to stake your claim in Geraldton's history.