Architecturally designed and unlike anything I’ve seen in this area, this fabulous home was House and Garden Home of The Year in the early 1960’s and even today it is so exciting to imagine living within these walls of a home that I see as well ahead of its time. It is unique, quirky, modern, retro or whatever you want it to be. It has a huge amount of flexibility on how it is utilised and how you could style it.
Deceptive by way of its external appearance, internally there are just so many features that you would not expect. There is an entrance foyer, ensuited bathrooms, butlers’ pantry off the kitchen, open plan living spaces, large bedrooms with built-in robes, and there is an abundance of glass, which keeps the home naturally well lit. In floor ducted air conditioning is throughout and gas is connected for cooking, heating and instantaneous hot water.
Set on a corner block of 1012sqm with a lane behind, there is only one neighbour, and access to the 11 x 12 m brick garage and 11 x 8 m carport (which was formerly used for accommodating trucks used in the family business) is so easy from the side street. Adjoining the garage is a generous sized office with a 3rd set of bathroom facilities, so operating a business from home, having that separated space for a man cave or hobby room, or giving teenagers that little bit of their own space, it is all here and ready to go.
This property can be anything from a 2, to a 4 bedroom, dependent only on how you choose to use it. It looks and feels as solid as it would have the day it was completed and would appeal to anyone that loves a home that stands out from the crowd, loves something different in an exciting way, and/or a tradie, car enthusiast or someone that requires outstanding storage for work materials or vehicles. Those with boats, caravans etc. will love the ease of being able to keep everything undercover due to the height of the structures at the rear, and the location allows you to walk to the service station, newsagency, doctor and primary school, or drive to nearby Cessnock and Kurri CBD’s, and also the Hunter’s wineries, restaurants, golf courses and concert venues.
It’s fun, it’s exclusive and the possibilities are endless. Be prepared to be delightfully deceived!