STEPPING into the grounds of 'Fairview', you find yourself asking 'How did I not know this was here?'.
The grand Victorian home stands spectacularly on a 1492 square metre block of land at 4 Allambie Boulevard in Kelso.
It's a property than most locals would have driven past at least once in their lives, but thanks to its position on the land and high, hedge-lined fence, this unassuming home goes largely unnoticed.
Automatic gates open onto either side of the U-shaped driveway that borders the house.
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While there is an informal entry more commonly used, the grand entrance can't be ignored.
The solid front doors, complete with etched glass, open onto a grand hall where your eyes are immediately drawn to the staircase.
This home offers three reception room, two of which flank the entrance hall.
Given their similar proportions and styling, Raine and Horne agent Natalie Moase feels the ways in which they can be utilised are interchangeable.
"You have the versatility to put in whatever suits your lifestyle," she said.
A stunning timber kitchen is located near the informal entrance to the home.
It is certainly not the original kitchen, but the way it has been designed means that it fits in perfectly with this circa 1888 home while still offering modern elements.
Among these is the island counter, induction cooktop, wall-mounted oven and stainless steel dishwasher.
The generous floor plan means there is space for a casual meals area, while a formal dining room could be established in any one of the reception rooms.
The kitchen opens onto the conservatory, as does another room, the master suite.
This expansive bedroom is larger than some of the reception rooms and includes a fireplace and ensuite.
Upstairs are four more bedrooms, three of which have similar proportions to the master bedroom, and two have Juliet balconies.
It is also worth noting that the original Victorian mahogany wardrobes in some of the bedrooms are included in the sale of this property.
One of the eight original rooms of this home was converted to create some important features, including an upstairs bathroom.
It has a good-sized tub, generous shower and separate toilet.
The conversion also created a walk-in-robe and ensuite for one of the upstairs bedrooms.
Over the years, this home has been carefully restored by its custodians, but so many of the original features were retained.
The list is long, but among them are the cornices, rosettes, floorboards, doorknobs and the seven marble fireplaces across both levels.
In addition to all of these features, Fairview offers heating and cooling, antique mirrors and chandeliers, a double garage, garden shed, landscaped gardens and multiple courtyards.
Ms Moase said the home would be ideal for someone who can appreciate a home of this era.
For more information about Fairview or to arrange a private inspection, contact Ms Moase on 6331 6555.