A stunning period gem set high on The Hill in Newcastle, this property represents inner city living at its finest.
Combining the beauty of a historic terrace facade with a sympathetic renovation that opens up the design for practical, modern living, the property is large enough for families but cosy enough for empty nesters who want to make the most of the lifestyle offered by its dress circle location.
Built in 1890 and named "Curragh" after the famous Irish racecourse, the home was magnificently remodelled around 10 years ago with an interior design that seamlessly blends period features with more contemporary elements.
The history of the home has been perfectly preserved in the original parts of the terrace, with period features including high skirting boards, picture rails and decorative ceiling roses, coffered ceilings, antique style chandeliers, rich jarrah floors as well as the original pull-chain mechanism for much of the lighting and two non-working fire places with marble mantle.
The two storey split level home includes a formal living space, as well as a versatile front room accessible from the foyer which could easily be used as a fourth bedroom or sitting room. An attractive light-filled room with its large leadlight window and opulent marble surround fireplace, ideally suited as a private home office, with feature built-in cabinetry.
Clean lines and shaker style cabinetry have been used to create an elegant kitchen ideally suited to a home of this era while still featuring contemporary fittings with an expansive island bench and breakfast bar, 30mm Caesarstone benchtops, Matte black fittings that contrast beautifully with the overall neutral tones of the kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances including a 900mm oven, five-burner gas cooktop and dishwasher.
A large dining space opposite the kitchen is ideal for entertaining with plan layout that flows through to spacious family room with a wired-in surround sound system.
A double sliding door at the far end of this room provides access to the tiled undercover area, allowing you to take your entertaining outdoors, with a frameless glass balustrade providing an unimpeded view of the rear yard. A versatile glass-walled room with glass louvered windows at the side of the house provides another transition space between the indoor and outdoor zones.
Outdoors a charming grassed courtyard surrounded by lush green vines provides an unexpected natural oasis in the midst of this inner city setting, while slatted screens and established trees maintain privacy.
The upper level of the residence creates the ultimate in privacy with the main bedroom being a true parent's retreat, separated from the remaining two bedrooms by a private hallway.
The wonderful master includes a stunning ensuite with floor-to-ceiling tiles, semi-frameless shower recess and his and hers vanity, as well as both a walk-in wardrobe and twin built-in wardrobes for more storage space than you could ever need.
Storage is also a major feature of the two upstairs bedrooms, with two built-in wardrobes in each.
The double-sized bedroom, which provides access to the balcony at the front of the home, is an impressive space with ample room for two double beds. A built-in desk nook has been created between the two wardrobes and extensive custom shelving, while a fold-down ladder provides access via a manhole to a fully sealed attic for additional storage space.
The remaining bedroom is also generously-proportioned, with a small Juliet balcony on one side allowing you to enjoy the cool ocean breezes, while taking in the view to King Edward Park.
Situated on a low maintenance 342sqm block, the property includes a surprising amount of off-street parking for such a prime inner city address, with a double detached garage at the rear of the block and a concrete driveway with room to accommodate several cars down its length.
Other property features include:
- Extensive storage throughout
- Fully air conditioned
- Private yard fully fenced
- Short Walk to King Edward park
- Easy Access to Newcastle Beach and CBD
Not to be missed this wonderful home must be seen to be appreciated, for more information call Darren Penn on 0424 740 463.