Skip to main content

17 High Street
East Maitland, NSW 2323

Sold on 18th August 2020

Revamped and Restored Period Charm

For exclusive access to River Realty VIP properties join today, or SMS 'RiverVIPS' to 0428 166 755

From the cottage charm of the front façade to the wow factor of the rear extension and the perfection of the period detailing, this stunning East Maitland home offers far more than meets the eye.

Located in the heart of the blue ribbon suburb of East Maitland, this 1920s-built weatherboard home has been lovingly revamped and restored to showcase its heritage beauty, while a sympathetic two-storey extension has provided a layout perfect for the modern family.

Now featuring four bedrooms and two living areas downstairs as well as an expansive versatile second-storey loft that would make the ideal teenager's retreat or guest quarters, the spacious family home is a surprise package that contrasts its charming yet unassuming street frontage.

A traditional picket fence and timber arbour provide plenty of kerb appeal for this sensational property, with cottage gardens and a winding brick path leading up to the front door.

A private front patio, recently refreshed with vintage feature tiles, offers the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the view of the gardens, with French door access from the two front bedrooms.

One of these is the gorgeous master suite, a tranquil room where you can soak up the heritage ambience of the home through its distinctive period details including the intricately patterned ceiling and ceiling rose, and lovely painted wallpaper and dado rail feature.

A timber ceiling fan with feature light fitting add to the vintage vibe, while the sumptuous cream carpet gives the room a cosy feel.

Plush new carpet has also been installed in the other three bedrooms, which reflect the same contemporary heritage styling with a range of period details including dado boards, picture and mid rails and decorative ceilings and cornices.

The natural warmth and beauty of timber is showcased to great effect in the gorgeous front lounge room, with the home's recently polished original floorboards providing a rich, dark contrast to the warm honey tones found in the dado boards and the wood-burning fireplace mantel.

Feature tiling around the hearth of the cast iron fireplace provides a muted pop of colour, while the high, decorative ceilings, antique-style pendant lights and timber door surrounds highlight the heritage of the house.

The renovated bathroom is a picture of period styling, with a stunning freestanding clawfoot bath, exposed brass pipes and tapware and a pedestal basin, while a wall-mounted storage cabinet is one of the standout timber elements included in this space.

The home's owners have been fastidious about maintaining the heritage feel in the rear two-storey extension, which was completed in 2001 along with the installation of a new kitchen in the original section of the house.

The kitchen has plenty of wow factor, with Shaker-style cabinetry with heritage handles, rolled edge granite benchtops and subway tiled splashback complementing the original casement windows and detailed cornices.

Stainless steel appliances offer a contemporary touch, while the timber-framed servery window provides a lovely connection between the kitchen and the rear living space.

Detailed cornices, ceiling beading, painted pressed metal panelling to the walls with mid rail capture the same period look in the open plan dining and lounge room, complemented by the polished hardwood timber floors and a large wood-burning fireplace.

A stunning timber staircase winds its way up to the second-storey loft, where a raked ceiling with exposed timber beams gives the expansive room a warm and inviting feel.

Double-opening glass doors are an enviable addition to this space, providing access to the rear balcony with a view over the yard and pool and lovely elevated outlook over East Maitland.

The home's long list of attractions continues outside, with a large rear timber deck creating the perfect entertaining space overlooking the inground saltwater pool.

Manicured lawns and established gardens add to the appeal of the fully fenced back yard, while the double car carport, single car garage and rear garden shed provide ample external storage and parking spaces.

Located close to East Maitland's gourmet cafes, boutiques, historic pubs and tourist attractions such as Maitland Gaol, the property is ideally positioned to enjoy the best of the cosmopolitan lifestyle on offer, while the retail hub of Stockland Green Hills is only minutes away.

SMS 17High to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure.

Read More

Property features

  • Open Car Spaces: 3
Suburb Profile

East Maitland

NSW 2323
East Maitland NSW 2323 Learn More