22 December 2023

Charming Kiama period home with dual living

| Dione David
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Facade at 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a period exterior with more charm than that of 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama. Photos: South Coast Prestige Properties.

Looking at 25 Belvedere Street, Kiama today, it’s hard to believe it was a modest two-bedroom home when it was built in 1910. The original structure, along with its yesteryear charm, has since been seamlessly integrated with thoughtful extensions and modern comforts on the 726 sqm parcel of land.

The result is a captivating two-storey family home waiting for new owners to put their stamp on it, according to the selling agent, Dean Lewisman of South Coast Prestige Properties.

“Buyers are loving the charm and character of the property and endless potential and opportunities it presents,” he says.

Ocean views from balcony at 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama

The balcony stretching the width of the property offers sparkling ocean views.

Set back from the road on a private drive, the residence offers valuable off-road parking space for multiple vehicles as well as a caravan and a boat. You then reach the period exterior, which boasts unrivalled character with its pickets, finials, fretwork and awning-shaded windows.

This beckons you across the threshold from the covered verandah and into the entrance foyer, where you are immediately enveloped in the charm of polished hardwood floors and period features throughout.

On this level are three spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, the principal bedroom with an ensuite, and a well-appointed family bathroom.

Kitchen at 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama

The well-appointed kitchen and light-filled dining and lounge areas flow onto the outdoor areas.

The hallway opens into a combined light-filled living and dining space with a generously sized and well-appointed kitchen. This, in turn, flows onto the covered verandah, which spans the width of the upper level, and takes in panoramic views of Kiama and the sparkling ocean beyond and the escarpment to the right, providing the perfect space for indoor-outdoor living.

“This is a well thought out, well-appointed floorplan that flows nicely,” Dean says.

“It’s an entertainer’s home with multiple entertaining areas, including two decks.

“The balcony overlooking the ocean is particularly lovely. I can see families entertaining there, sharing a bottle of wine and a cheese platter, and making memories.”

Lounge room at 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama

The home takes in ocean and escarpment views from several points.

Downstairs is another bedroom (or home office), a second full bathroom, laundry and an additional rumpus room. Sliding doors lead onto a large, covered deck with the same district and ocean views. The versatility of the space makes it ideal as a teenager’s retreat or perfect for all-weather entertaining.

The downstairs deck invites you to step into beautifully terraced and landscaped garden spaces. This is where you’ll find one of the standout features of this home – a fully self-contained granny flat nestled at the bottom of the garden.

With separate rear lane access and full kitchen and bathroom facilities, living room and bedroom, the granny flat is registered with the local council as a secondary dwelling, making it perfect for hosting guests, accommodating teenagers or elderly members of your multigenerational family or subsidising the mortgage.

“All around, there are endless possibilities to make this into the ideal family home or a Sydneysider’s weekender,” Dean says.

Generous storage space is thoughtfully integrated into the home, and additional features include solar-heated water and a rainwater/greywater storage tank system used to supply the laundry and toilet.

Front entrance at 25 Belvedere Street in Kiama

This home is peaceful, private and surrounded by natural beauty.

Offering all the conveniences of urban living but surrounded by natural beauty, this property presents a unique opportunity in a highly coveted coastal location.

“Growth in this area has been stunning in recent times,” Dean says.

“The food scene has really changed – the calibre of restaurants has increased dramatically and on the weekend most restaurants are booked out with people coming in from Sydney.”

25 Belvedere Street, Kiama has a price guide between $2,250,000 and $2,450,000. For more information contact Dean Lewisman on 0477 124 962.

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