ENHANCED & UPGRADED FEDERATION ELEGANCE
Regent Street is widely regarded as one of Maitland’s most prestigious addresses. Grand homesteads surrounded by elaborate manicured gardens showcase various periods of stately heritage architecture line this wide, leafy street.
‘Barcore’ is no exception; this authentic example of Federation era architecture is easily identifiable. Leadlight bullseye and casement windows surrounded by tuck-point brickwork, textured stucco infill and painted timber shingles are all characteristic Federation features.
Originally symmetrical, the reclaimed porch on the North West corner of the facade has been transformed internally to provide a much sought after ensuite to the master bedroom.
This well presented valuable addition boasts a free standing claw foot bath as the centre piece next to a frameless glass screened shower with rain soaking showerhead. The granite topped double vanity, toilet and tessellated tiled floor is all wrapped up by floor to ceiling tiled walls with beautifully crafted leadlight windows over the bath, making this a true delight.
Several more significant upgrades have been completed since the previous sale in 2014 to ensure a leisurely and comfortable way of living for the whole family.
The installation of a powerful six zone, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system was a substantial investment. This major addition elevates the standard of living expected from a period home.
Space for a recessed study nook in the lounge room was created backing to the ensuite. A two person work space is brightly lit by LED’s and is connected via network cable directly to the modem for more reliable and faster internet access. Forget about wi-fi signals dropping out mid-way through a download!
In winter, enjoy studying here as the warmth from the converted gas fireplace keeps you cosy. Better for the environment and more efficient at heating, this is another smart addition.
The adjacent kitchen has been completely refurbished and improved. 40mm granite benchtops and matching splashback wrap around three sides filling the space between the soft-closing base and overhead cabinetry. An additional breakfast bar and serving bench divides the kitchen from the meals area opposite.
The original tiled hearth has been enclosed adding more storage space next to a new tall pantry cupboard. So much more storage capacity. Stainless steel appliances include Miele dishwasher, 900mm Westinghouse gas cooktop with retractable integrated rangehood and 600mm Westinghouse electric oven. Plus, the plumbed in two door fridge is a negotiable extra.
Perfectly fitting into the space it also dispenses chilled sparking water.
Underneath the home, within the double garage, a wine cellar with built-in wine racks provides a cool space perfect conditions for wine cellaring.
Moving outside, along the north side of the home, next to the elevated rear alfresco area, a sandstone covered mezzanine level has been improved and repurposed. Now, with better privacy and tamed gardens, this area has a Tuscan courtyard feel complete with a water feature and space for outdoor setting. A six person Vortex outdoor, heated spa bath is yet another negotiable extra. It is perfectly proportioned to make the most of this space, imagine relaxing at the end of the day, looking out over the leafy semi-rural pastures to Maitland beyond.
Steps lead down to the in-ground pool where a new solar heating system has been installed. Enjoy the luxury of swimming almost any time of the year, particularly as Maitland’s winter season has been so mild.
Investment into a remote control gate at the bottom of the driveway has added security and more functionality for the back yard and bottom lawn area. Now fully enclosed it’s ideal for children and pets to play here without constant supervision.
A new paved fire pit is centred on the lawns between the garden shed and the orchard with chook enclosure opposite. Enjoy the wide open space and the feeling of being out in the country as you site fire side overlooking paddocks beyond the lower boundary.
Other practical upgrades include installation of a 5kW, 20 PV panel roof top solar system and a Foxtel/PayTV dish with three internal points.
This property is conveniently close to Maitland CBD. Walk into town and meet friends at one of the cafes along The Levee overlooking the Hunter River or visit an exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Maitland train station is also in comfortable walking distance connecting to Newcastle and the university in approximately half an hour.
Maitland in the Hunter Valley is one of the fastest growing regional centres, boasting a wide range of retail, commercial and professional services, a diverse range of specialty shops, as well as government departments and agencies. A selection of various education options are in and around Maitland, including the highly respected Hunter Valley Grammar School, and Maitland TAFE.
The Hunter Vineyards are a short drive away and the historic port town of Morpeth is close by. Access to the Hunter Expressway is around a 15 minute drive away and links to the M1 Motorway. Sydney is now easier than ever to reach, in around 2 hours.
This outstanding Federation home has been redefined and refurbished to satisfy an evolving contemporary lifestyle informed by comfort, convenience and class.
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- Entrance Hall
- Open Fireplace
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Pay TV Cable/Sat
- Pet Friendly
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Fully Fenced
- In Ground Swimming Pool
- Solar Panels
- Water Tank
- Gas Hot Water