TREASURED FAMILY HOME
Built by renowned local builder Frank Treasure in 1930 as one of the first homes in the East Maitland area, this beautiful Californian bungalow has truly stood the test of time.
Set on an elevated 860sqm corner block, the weatherboard, brick and tile roof home features a split level design that makes the most of the site’s natural features, with an extensive under-house storage area complete with shelving and power.
Established garden beds and a manicured lawn adds to the street appeal of the north-east facing home, while the raised, semi-enclosed verandah provides a private area where you can sit back and enjoy an early morning coffee while watching the sun rise.
Inside, the home has been thoughtfully restored with an interior style that highlights its heritage character while still providing space for modern conveniences.
High skirting boards, detailed architraves, picture rails and decorative cornices and ceiling panels add period charm, while a traditional colour palette of tan and white on the walls ensures an authentic feel throughout.
The stunning new kitchen was updated four years ago with the same heritage colour scheme, with white panelled cabinet doors and a tan 20mm stone benchtops creating a sense of elegance, while glossy white subway tiles on the splashback and stainless steel appliances inject a dash of contemporary style.
The u-shape configuration of the kitchen bench helps to clearly define the space while also creating breakfast bar seating on one side for casual meals, with the open plan dining area adjoining the kitchen providing a more formal option for family dinners or gatherings with friends.
The home has two lovely living areas, which are both accessible from the central dining room. In the formal lounge room double sliding glass entry doors perfectly frame the original fireplace on the opposite wall, with its brick surround, tiled hearth and white timber mantel forming an eye-catching focal point. The doors can be closed to create a cosier, more intimate area for relaxing, or opened wide to better connect the space into the adjoining dining room.
On the opposite side of the dining room, double French doors lead into a second living area or children’s activity room. A bright and airy space filled with natural light thanks to its expansive picture window, the room is the perfect spot to curl up with a book and enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun.
The activity room also provides access to one of the home’s three bedrooms, with the two remaining bedrooms including the master suite situated in either side of the entry hall. These two bedrooms both feature large built-in wardrobes, as well as a lovely outlook over the front yard to the small nature reserve opposite.
At the rear of the house there is a well-designed compact laundry, as well as a small study and stylishly renovated bathroom.
A covered patio at the back of the home provides space for outdoor entertaining, with a pebblecrete path leading down to the rear of the block, which features two secure garages with automatic opening doors, as well as additional off-street parking.
Flourishing shrubs, privacy hedges and a neatly manicured lawn create a wonderful natural playground for children in the fully fenced backyard, while an array of established garden beds at the front and rear of the home will appeal to the green thumb of the family.
Located on a great corner block in a quiet tree-lined street, this property is perfectly positioned to make the most of East Maitland’s attractions, from the nearby aquatic centre, soccer fields, playgrounds and golf club, to the lovely cafes, eclectic boutiques and variety of upmarket pubs along Lawes and Melbourne streets.
More extensive entertainment and retail options are available a few minutes’ drive in each direction at the redeveloped Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre, or the revitalised Levee precinct in central Maitland, while quality education, healthcare and medical facilities, including the new state-of-the-art regional hospital currently under construction, can also be found within East Maitland and its surrounding suburbs.
SMS 5Hodge to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure.
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Fully Fenced