House of the week: 'Glastonbury' - 30 Addison Road, Bolwarra

‘Glastonbury’ is one of Old Bolwarra’s most celebrated authentic Federation homes. Enjoying a renewed pride of place in its premium position, this renowned residence stands with prominence and grandeur deserving of its pedigree.

Circa 1912,it was the family home of architect WH Pender and is a well preserved example of Federation architecture featuring all the hallmarks of this era.

Original defining features include intricate leadlight windows, three ornate fireplaces, high decorative plaster ceilings and its solid double brick construction. 

The original servant’s quarters has been renovated into a versatile, self-contained accommodation or studio/workshop space. French doors frame views over the picturesque gardens giving access to the reclaimed private alfresco area overlooking the pool and leafy orchard.

As the beneficiary of the current owner’s collection of international, antique light fittings and lamps, ‘Glastonbury’ has inherited some authentic pieces complementing its heritage. Italian ‘Murano’ glass chandeliers illuminate the master bedroom and a secondary bedroom.

The kitchen provides superior functionality using equally superior appliances and finishes. Solid Argentinian ‘Palomino’ granite bench-tops feature with printed glass splashbacks. ‘Hafele’ storage systems maximise capacity.

By opening up the gardens, in particular on the North and East facing sides, natural daylight now penetrates the home, and in the words of the vendor ‘brings light and life into the home’.