8 March 2024

If you fancy Federation homes, this one has all the finishing touches

| Vanessa Hayden
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This five-bedroom home in Wagga's inner city offers Federation charm and is on the market with One Agency for $795,000 - $850,000.

This five-bedroom home in Wagga’s inner city offers Federation charm and is on the market with One Agency for $795,000 – $850,000. Photo: One Agency.

Authenticity is at the core of this beautiful Federation-style home in Wagga Wagga’s central business district.

The five-bedroom home at 196 Edward Street is perfectly located in one of the city’s oldest streets, offering easy access to all the conveniences of an inner-city lifestyle.

Sales agent Harry Mangelsdorf from One Agency Wagga Wagga said apart from its great location, the property was in immaculate condition with a significant renovation and extension creating a stunning family home.

“It’s beautiful,” he said.

“It’s an original Federation home at the front, and about 20 years ago, the owners built on quite an impressive extension totally in keeping with the era of the home.

“The addition has been so well done it is very difficult to see where the original blends in with the new.

“It’s absolutely authentic in every element that they’ve put back into the home.”

The bedrooms are kept company by two living spaces. The formal living room has a gas log fireplace and the kitchen dining space leads to the outdoors.

Harry said it was the well-considered finishes in the extension and upgrade that made the house a standout.

“The quality of it means you would think it’s part of the original home, right down to the leadlight windows which were custom made to replicate the windows at the front.

“The ornate cornices, ceiling roses, ceiling height, doorways, doorframes, everything has either been replicated or restored to be in keeping with the rest of the home.”

Outside you will find an electric gate entrance and a driveway to the double brick garage. There is plenty of room for off-street parking and room for storage in a shed at the rear.

Add to that manicured gardens, irrigation and some synthetic grass to alleviate the time and pressure of mowing and you’ll find there’s not much, if any, hard work to be done here in your spare time.

“196 Edward Street has had all the hard work done. It’s all immaculate,” said Harry.

“It has the attributes of an old house but all the conveniences of a new one.

“It’s been rewired and replumbed; it’s in beautiful condition.”

The upstairs room could be utilised for a range of purposes including an office, sleepout for when the kids have friends over, a play space or storage.

The yard is pet proof and there’s entertainment space in the rear pergola or the front verandah, a lovely spot, according to Harry, to sit and watch the world pass by.

The Federation-style home started in the late 1800’s and is still a popular architectural and decor design choice. The design elements are a combination of the Queen Anne and the Edwardian style from the UK.

The exterior and interior of any Federation-style home exude character and charm. You feel these types of homes have a history.

A classic feature of a Federation home is the woodwork and timber displayed around the house, especially at the entrance or verandah of the home as well as in the architraves and skirting boards.

196 Edward Street is on the market for $795,000 – $850,000. To find out more or to arrange an inspection contact Harry Mangelsdorf on 0439 097 444 and make sure you check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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