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5 Kensington Road

5 Kensington Road
Bolwarra, NSW 2320

Sold on 16th September 2022

"Wynnleigh" – A Tightly Held Slice of History in Premium, Sought-After Bolwarra

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At a glance:

A charming period home with masterfully maintained features and an abundance of natural cedar, hardwood floorboards, and ornate finishes.

A traditional, Pender-designed floorplan with a fully screened outdoor living space that's perfect for entertaining, a separate guest studio with dedicated bathroom, a large block with potential for subdivision, and a rich history of construction and ownership.

Nestled in the lush, highly prized Old Bolwarra, with a rare blend of quiet semi-rural living and excellent access to the Hunter's greatest offerings. Maitland CBD and the Riverbank Levy both sit just 5 minutes from home, while Stockland Green Hills, Historic Morpeth, and Newcastle Beach sit just 10, 13 and 43 minutes away respectively.

The property:

Secure your future with a slice of the past in the tightly held heart of Bolwarra, and enjoy the perks of an expansive block with subdivision or duel occupancy potential (STCA), an excellent location that's positioned for quiet and primed for growth, and a rich history that dates back to the Pender family.

Sitting on a pristine 1922sqm allotment that's been proudly held by a single family since 1963, 5 Kensington Road has been adored throughout the decades for its quiet area, lush block, charming period features, and detached studio/flat for independent guest stays.

Cruising down the gentle, tree-lined bends of what's affectionately – and protectively – referred to as Old Bolwarra, you'll feel the day's worries slip further away as you pull into the long driveway of this stunning property.

The triple-bay carport extends into a long verandah to the front of the property, keeping you out of the weather at the end of the trip home and providing a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the established greenery.

Moving inside the home, you'll find a charming mix of period features that have been thoughtfully preserved over the years to maintain the historic feel, with some careful updates throughout the years for comfort.

A central hall divides the home, with three bedrooms and a sunroom to the left, and spacious formal dining and lounge areas to the right. The kitchen, laundry, and main bathroom all sit to the rear of the home, while a light-filled screened alfresco wraps around the northeastern corner.

Each of the home's bedrooms sit on original hardwood timber flooring, with ornate ceilings overhead, soft palettes to the walls, and original fireplaces to the master and second bedroom. These bedrooms both offer access to the closed-off portion of the adjacent sunroom, creating an excellent space that could be used as a shared study or reading room.

On the other side of the hall lies the stunning lounge and dining areas, which feel bright and welcoming thanks to the wealth of light that filters through the three southern windows, and will be warm all winter thanks to the timber fireplace with tiled hearth. Countless memories have been created in these excellent entertaining spaces, with countless more to come.

The original timber cabinetry and tiled stove void in the kitchen pay homage to the home's origins, with an adjacent meals area to make those slow, homecooked breakfasts on Sunday morning an excellent time to catch up with your loved ones.

Moving toward the rear of the home, you'll come to an extended sunroom sitting on more hardwood timber, with a beautiful exposed-brick wall at your back and a wealth of natural light coming in from the east and north. This space will create a brilliant environment to entertain larger gatherings, sit back with an evening drink, or watch the sunlight filter through the treetops with your morning coffee.

Beyond this sunroom lies an expansive rear yard that looks as though it flows on into nothing but nature thanks to a dense stand of established natives, with some self-contained guest quarters lying just a few short steps from the main residence that have been retrofitted from their origins as a photography lab.

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Property features

  • Open Fireplace
  • Garage spaces: 3
  • Ensuites: 1
  • Toilets: 2
  • Close to Schools
  • Close to Shops
  • Close to Transport
  • Granny flat
  • Single level home
Suburb Profile


NSW 2320
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