Steeped in history, radiating a reserved Georgian style charm, this quarry cottage has been immaculately preserved to honour its place in the history of the Kiama Township.
Located in the highly sought after Pheasant Point headland, this home is one of six cottages built for quarry workers in 1893. Subsequent owners have thoughtfully retained the original fabric and integrity of design throughout the generations. Stone foundations, high ceilings, original high-waisted front door, double-hung windows, skillion roof and timber verandah combine to accentuate the historic character of this special property.
The Devonshire Street cottages are part of a significant period in Kiama's history, commonly referred to as "the basalt boom". Following the completion of Kiama harbour in 1876, basalt quarrying rapidly expanded and the blue metal was in high demand to meet Sydney's growing transport needs. It is thought that the street takes its name from the English county Devonshire, which was the birthplace of the original owner George Wood.
No doubt George Wood was drawn to this ideal location with its iconic views over Kiama Harbour and Storm Bay and its proximity to the village. Now, in the 21st Century, an easy stroll down the street provides all the metropolitan conveniences of the Kiama CBD. The Weekly Farmers' Market, quality cafés, boutique shops and contemporary restaurants offer the best a South Coast lifestyle has to offer, set amongst picturesque parks, stunning coastline, beaches and rock pools.