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IMPRESSIVE LOCATION, LIFESTYLE & RESIDENCECharacter, comfort, quality, lifestyle and location; it’s hard to determine which of the many key attributes best defines this impeccably stylish, completely refurbished and extended Federation home upgraded to accommodate a fluid way of contemporary family living.
As an example of authentic Federation era architecture, this family home has an enduring warmth and friendliness resulting from its picturesque presentation. Solid construction and fine building craftsmanship is observed in equal measure in both the original and new parts of the home.
Completely refurbished inside and out, the original character of the home has been lovingly preserved. Performing more like a residence completed today, 13 Lorn Street maintains all the elements celebrated in Art Nouveau inspired Federation architecture.
Upgrades such as ducted air conditioning to the front upper level, gas heating outlets, plus a refurbished kitchen and new bathrooms have all been carefully integrated into the home to elevate the standard of living.
Additional floor space reclaimed underneath the home and verandahs extending across both levels at the rear increase the floor area both inside and out.
Original elements that characterise this era of construction have been impeccably preserved. The facade showcases a collection of defining features such as leadlight casement windows, an elaborate timber frieze around the verandahs, the bulls-eye window, tuck point brick work, stucco surrounded by timber shingles and the steep pitched roof.
Inside, authentic features such as the high ceilings with decorative plaster patterns, the shape of the architraves, wide polished timber floorboards, multiple sets of french doors and the grand open fireplace in the lounge room all point to the period of time around Federation in Australia.
In keeping with this era, the new kitchen and bathrooms work on an aesthetic level yet are completely contemporary in their function. Timeless, solid timber cabinetry in a rich, dark tone in the kitchen contrasts the white stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and designer pendant lights that inject contemporary style and performance. The open plan arrangement of the kitchen and the light filled meals area opposite make this an uplifting space to inhabit.
The main bathroom has hints of yesteryear observed in the wide decorative cornice, the freestanding bath and the two toned wainscot wall panelling. The rest is very new such as the semi-frameless shower and modern vanity.
The addition of two ensuites is another improvement upon the original home. The king sized master bedroom and guest bedroom below both enjoy this facility.
French doors open out onto the back verandah where leafy, long views over the adjacent paddock exaggerate the feeling of wide open space, unusual for the middle of a suburb.
The walk-in robe to the lower level guest bedroom has added potential, able to be converted into a kitchette allowing for versatile future living arrangements; think extended family or aging parents.
Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and 6 all have built-in cupboards and ceiling fans. On the lower level, there are more versatile rooms reclaimed underneath the home. Set up the perfect wine cellar or sound studio down here next to the bigger space suitable for a gym or children’s activity room.
The landscaped front and rear yard is immaculately manicured creating an elevated street presence and an elegant backdrop for outdoor entertaining.
A separate garage is elongated with a mezzanine level at the far end for extra storage. Fully water proofed and insulated, the garage can be easily transformed into separate accommodation or easily accessible premises for a home business. The adjacent modern bathroom adds further convenience and scope for the future of this space.
The property enjoys an excellent position in Lorn. Watch horses graze in the large open paddock over the rear fence. Access the park and children’s playground beyond via the public easement running along the property’s rear boundary. It’s just a short walk to Lorn Village shops where a collection of boutique cafes, patisseries and other general shops have your everyday needs covered.
Once complete, the Lorn Riverbank upgrade is another bonus for family recreation. Enjoy bike riding along new wide tracks, new picnic facilities, paved plazas, boat access to the river and so much more. See the Maitland City Council masterplan for full details on the proposed upgrades.
Maitland CBD is just over the Belmore Bridge; walk to ‘The Levee’ to choose from multiple dining and retail options. There are several schools, transport services and more in Maitland which is one of NSW’s fastest growing regional hubs.
Beautifully presented and finished, this charming family home is ready for you to move straight in to. Enjoy the wonderful setting, the comfortable lifestyle and delightful location that is all wrapped up in this one unique property.
SMS 13Lorn to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure.
- Formal Entry
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Fully Fenced
- Gas Hot Water
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