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IMPRESSIVE BLEND OF PERIOD ELEGANCE WITH ALL THE MODERN COMFORTSNestled in a peaceful leafy enclave of historic Lorn, just a short meander from the banks of the Hunter River is this feature-packed, charming 1890s weatherboard cottage.
Picture-perfect in its appearance the cottage is set behind a white picket fence and is dressed in period colours of cream, grey and red framed by the lush green of informal gardens. A traditional bullnose verandah shades the facade and cast-iron posts with decorative fretwork offer lovely throwbacks to yesteryear.
A hand laid brick pathway lines your passage to the front door, which is painted fire engine red for both style and flair. The entrance with its original ruby glass and tinted window displaying the cottage name, “Akaroa” give a hint to the period features of the interior.
The lovingly restored home with its soaring ceilings, original wide timber floorboards with handmade nails, pressed metal dado features lining the walls is a winning combination with the home paying homage to its heritage without feeling staid.
The home features a traditional layout with four main rooms in the front half of the home branching off a central hallway.
The first three rooms are bedrooms, all with built-in robes, which are open, bright and feature ceiling fans and double hung windows.
At the centre of the home is a magnificent living room, which is spacious and flooded with natural light from the French doors that open out onto the side verandah. The feature of the room is a wrought iron fireplace and its working cast iron firebox. The exposed brick chimney and timber-lined ceiling adorned with a candelabra-style light fitting, lend charm with an equal dose of style.
The property also features an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, with the dining section offering the other side of the fireplace painted in hot red.
The kitchen has a modern vibe with a classic black and white colour scheme, timber benchtops and a moveable island bench with a stainless-steel preparation surface.
Industrial-style black pendant lighting makes a stylish statement in the kitchen while exposed bulb pendants light the dining area.
The kitchen flows out through French doors to a covered alfresco area that spills onto a pergola that’s ideal for growing an ornamental grapevine to create a leafy canopy.
There’s an outdoor BBQ and a firepit with room for a spit and the entertaining area has lovely views of the landscaped garden, which includes an extensive vegetable garden made up of raised, irrigated garden beds, bordered by mature seasonal fruit trees.
The main bathroom in the house is another standout feature of the home, with the detailed, designer floor and wall tiles nothing short of eye-catching.
The bathroom offers a combined wet area featuring a raised bathtub and open shower. The large, stylish black vanity with under bench and face level storage is complemented by modern chrome tapware.
The long list of features doesn’t end there with the property also boasting a separate studio that is insulated, has electricity with floor and window coverings. It also offers a garden storage room and a covered entry, making it ideal as a home office, guest room or teenager’s retreat.
The property on two titles, has vehicle access to the backyard from both the driveway and the right of way to the right of the property.
All of this is set on a 774.5sq m allotment within walking distance of the CBD, local eateries, recreational, medical facilities and schools.
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- High ceilings throughout the home
- Many period features
- Large vegetable garden
- Variety of seasonal fruit trees
- Separate studio - ideal home business, guest house or teenagers retreat
- Separate Living Unit
- Entrance Hall
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Fully Fenced
- Gas Hot Water
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