If you’ve lived in Northam for a few decades you might refer to the Purkiss Drive Estate as ‘the Orange Orchard’ but older residents will remember it as Host’s Dairy. The old outbuilding is still on the bottom of the block where the milk was processed, cream separated ready for distribution in town. That was before pasteurisation of milk and long before the subdivision of the Host farm into the smaller lifestyle blocks that exist today in Purkiss Drive.
The property is still in the Host family but sadly, as people age so do houses and this one is ready for a total makeover. It’s not for the faint of heart. It needs a buyer with energy and enthusiasm, some vision, spare time on hands and a budget to work with.
Please don’t tell us; “It needs a lot o’ work.” We know, the owner knows, it is what it is and will be sold as-is. The asking price takes into account the value added by the size of the land. It sits on almost 1 hectare, nearly 2.5 acres.
It’s a 1930s weatherboard and tile comprising long lounge, combined kitchen/meals, two bedrooms, sleepout, vestibule, bathroom, laundry and verandahs. Electrical wiring and switchboard have been upgraded. There are multiple outbuildings.
Purkiss Drive is an elevated patch of land and there are awesome views to the North-East toward Mount Ommanney and to the South-East toward Northam town centre.
It’s only 3km to Coles/Aldi; about a 4 minute drive.
The property is not heritage listed but you will be buying a piece of Northam’s history nevertheless.
Steve Hill & Lara Turnbull are ready and able to show this Northam family home to you. Please call to book an inspection.