680 Keane Street West , Mount Helena

A Passion For The Past

bed 4 bath 2 car 2


By appointment only. Please call Jo John on 0401 583 757 and we will happily arrange a private viewing of the home.

Built in 1904, this gorgeous cottage situated on just over one and a half acres, was one of the original Lion Mill homes. For those who don't know, the townsite of Lion Mill was established in 1899 and the name was changed to Mount Helena in 1924. The central hub of the cottage still features the original pressed tin walls and ceilings, Jarrah wall panels and beautiful wide Jarrah floorboards. Other vintage features are the Meters stove, in what was the original kitchen but is now the sewing room, 3 restored fireplaces and several storage sheds and animal stables.

Features at a glance:

Lovely kitchen with breakfast bar and many cupboards/drawers
Bedroom 1 with built in wardrobe
Adjacent bathroom with small bath/shower, vanity and Water Closet
Bedroom 2 (presently used as a lounge)
Bedroom 3 with access to rear deck/verandah and semi ensuite
Semi ensuite bathroom with claw foot bath/shower, vanity and water closet
Bedroom 4 (presently used as a sewing room)with access to semi ensuite
Renovated laundry
Wide hallway/dining room
Living room with slow combustion fire
2 reverse cycle air-conditioning units
Delightful entertainment deck overlooking expansive gardens and paddock
Separate covered BBQ area
Garage/workshop approx. 120 sqm with extra high roof
Paved area for caravan parking
Large storage shed and open gardening shed
Large chook run with huge lockable chook house
Reticulated veg garden (not presently planted)
Connected to mains water
Large winter soak/dam approx. 6x6m x 3m deep
Winter creek with bridge
*Paddock and creek photos taken during winter months.
6,349 sqm block

Most properties positioned this close to the centre of the village are on the average sized 1/2 acre block so to have 1.5 acres of garden and pasture (and on mains water) is an absolute treasure! The garden is separated from the paddock at the rear where you could keep the odd hooved family pet and the soak/dam is home to several long neck tortoises. Your kids or grandies will love the winter creek that runs through the property, with a little bridge giving them access to the heritage walk trail via a short track. The present owners have planted a native plant corridor from the rear of the block to the house which attract an abundance of birds.

If you have a creative soul and love homes that are full of character then this one will most certainly make your heart swell!

If you would like to know more about this property or if you would like to arrange a viewing time please call Jo John on 0401 583 757 or the Earnshaws office on 9299 6533.

Property Summary

  • Type : House
  • Land Size : 6349 sqm