House of the week: 12 Paterson Road, Bolwarra

Situated on more than 1900m2 of lush, landscaped gardens, “Somerset” is a stately and stylish example of a late Victorian home, with a wide timber bull nose verandah, complete with decorative cast iron lacework, wrapping around three sides of the property.

Built in 1893, the 4 bedroom home features 12 foot high ceilings, French doors and timber sash windows, which together project a sense of space and grandeur.

Period details can be found throughout the property, from stained glass windows, tall skirting boards  to the high picture rails and beautiful ceiling roses.

A charming detailed archway sets off a long central hallway that is typical of the era.

A casual living area, which was an addition to the original design, and combined kitchen / dining room are located at the end of the hallway and lead out via a large glass and timber sliding door to a rear covered verandah and the sizable backyard.

The well-proportioned master bedroom and second bedroom are located on either side of the hallway at the front of the house. Both feature fireplaces with timber mantels and decorative tiled hearths.

The home’s operational wood-burning fireplace creates a magnificent focal point in the generously-sized formal living room, with its white marble mantelpiece providing a striking contrast to the black tiled hearth.

A range of fruit trees are dotted around the property including mandarin and mulberry trees, while a large vegetable patch with four garden beds has been created in a fenced off corner at the rear of the block.