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30 Turnbull Drive
East Maitland, NSW 2323

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Sold on 11th April 2019


Built to impress 20 years ago and more recently updated to please modern buyers, this lovely family home occupies a prime position in one of the most sought-after areas in East Maitland.

Bordered by a nature reserve and veiled by towering maple trees and a pair of vibrant Jacarandas, the picturesque and private split-level home offers a timeless ambience reminiscent of a grand country residence.

Established gardens and neat lawns enhance this attractive brick and tile home, which sits on an elevated portion of a wide 930sqm corner block at the heart of the prestigious Rathluba estate.

It was built by Raymond Terrace Homes in around 1997 as the original display home for the boutique subdivision and has been lovingly renovated inside and out by its current owners during the past five years, with everything from fresh paint and floor coverings to a complete refurbishment of the homes three bathrooms.

A paved driveway and path lead up to the raised front verandah, which provides a shady spot to sit and enjoy the outlook on a warm summers day.

Inside the home has a traditional layout, with a mix of open plan areas and more intimate spaces that provide both casual and formal living options.

The entry level includes an elegant formal lounge and dining room, with large bay windows letting in plenty of natural light. The dining area provides direct access to the adjoining kitchen, with a sliding cavity door allowing you to close off the room for a more private dinner party experience.

The kitchen was renovated two years ago and combines a country aesthetic with contemporary finishes. Panelled Tasmanian Oak cabinetry and sleek stone benchtops provides a lovely contrast of natural textures, while the crisp white subway tile splashback injects a touch of on-trend contemporary styling.

A wall of cabinets and underbench cupboards and drawers provide plenty of storage space, while new quality Westinghouse appliances including a four-burner gas cooktop and gas wall oven and grill ensure entertaining is easy.

The kitchen flows through to the casual meals area, ideal for easy family dinners, while an external timber deck with a handy natural gas outlet provides the perfect space to cook up a barbecue or sit and enjoy a meal.

This open plan area also provides staircase access to both the upper and lower levels of the house, with a turned timber balustrade providing sightlines that help connect the kitchen and meals area to the rumpus room on the ground floor.

Ideal for use as a home theatre or a retreat for the younger members of the family, the spacious rumpus room feels light and bright despite being on the lowest level of the house, with large windows and a sliding door that leads out to the expansive outdoor entertaining areas.

A third bathroom and well-appointed laundry, which have both benefitted from a modern renovation in recent years, also occupy this lower level.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms over two levels, with the fifth bedroom cleverly making the most of the loft space in the roof to provide an architecturally striking and spacious retreat for guests or teenagers. Two charming dormer windows ensure this room is light and bright, while its generous proportions allow you to create multiple zones with space for a bedroom setting, sitting area with television connection and a study.

The three other childrens bedrooms are all well-sized, with built-in wardrobes for ample storage, while the master suite provides a true parents retreat, with a private balcony offering stunning views at sunset over the Rathluba lagoon.

A large walk-in wardrobe concealed by a sliding door provides plenty of storage space, while the luxuriously appointed ensuite also has views over the rooftops, with tinted glass to ensure plenty of privacy.

The updated ensuite, family bathroom and third bathroom downstairs have all been finished with the same quality fixtures and fittings, with touches of luxury including floor-to-ceiling tiles, frameless wall mirrors and glossy white vanities. A contemporary freestanding bath and streamlined vanity give the main bathroom a touch of class, while the mottled stone colouring of the matt-finish wall tiles provides a lovely contrast of textures and tones.

A similar natural colour palette has been used for the new carpet, which was laid in the bedrooms and living areas, while glossy new floor tiles in the foyer and kitchen and a fresh coat of paint throughout adds to the light, bright interior.

The tiled roof and timber detailing on the exterior of the home have also been freshened up with a new coat of paint, while the Alsynite sheeting on the covered alfresco area has also been replaced in recent years.

Designed for entertaining, the alfresco area is spacious enough to cater for a large party, with a rendered retaining wall topped with Colorbond fencing ensuring complete privacy from the homes sole neighbour at the rear.

Manicured hedges including box hedge, camellias, gardenias and photinias provide added screening around the adjoining fenced pool area, with the in-ground saltwater pool the ideal way to beat the summer heat.

The list of external features also includes a separately fenced area on the northern boundary of the property, which contains a garden shed, the pool pump and plenty of space to securely store your boat, caravan or motorbikes, with double gate access from the street. Side access on the southern boundary of the property could also accommodate a car or caravan, while the home itself has a double attached garage with additional workshop space.

Rathluba is a quiet, family-friendly community, with extensive parks and open spaces. This property is ideally positioned next to a nature reserve, with a walking trail and bridle path that leads up the hill to Mount Vincent Road.

Across the other side of the road, a second walking trail provides pedestrian and equestrian access to the picturesque Rathluba lagoon and playground, with the path continuing right through the estate to Gullivers Lane and the adjoining Waterforde Estate at Louth Park.

A bus stop outside the home provides easy access to public transport, with families benefitting from the homes proximity to a range of quality local schools including Hunter Valley Grammar.

The revamped Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre is just minutes away, with its extensive range of retail opportunities, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, as well as a large HOYTS cinema complex, while a range of medical and allied health providers are also within close proximity, including Maitland Private Hospital and the new Maitland Regional Hospital being constructed in a neighbouring suburb.

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Property features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Security System
  • Built in Robes
  • Garage spaces: 2
  • Pool
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East Maitland

NSW 2323
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