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5 Leslie Street

5 Leslie Street
Lorn, NSW 2320

Sold on 20th March 2020


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Step back in time to the grace and beauty of the 1920s and fall in love with the period charm of this delightful Lorn home.

Located in a tranquil tree-lined street and surrounded by lush cottage gardens, the property is an oasis of elegance just minutes from the bustling city centre of Maitland.

Lovingly maintained and presented, the property has been twice extended over the years to create a spacious family residence.

The facade has a timeless and traditional style, with tuckpointed brickwork and an abundance of timber detailing along the large wraparound verandah including exposed rafters and a tallowwood deck.

Offering a shady and private spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature in this semi-rural atmosphere, the verandah sits partially obscured from the street by the manicured plumbago and box hedges and a well-established liquidambar tree.

An ornate screen and decorative solid timber front door, complete with stained glass panels in the door and surround, are beautiful elements that add to the heritage façade, while the entrance features an elaborately detailed plaster ceiling and cornices, as well as a tulip scroll pedestal arch that leads into the formal sitting room.

The decorative detailing is continued throughout the home to create the essence of heritage elegance, including six-panel internal doors and moulded architraves, picture rails and stained glass window panes.

Vintage-style fittings and fixtures including brass doorknobs, double sash windows, pull-cord light switches, heritage-look pendant lights and a clawfoot bath add to the home's air of period authenticity, while 11 foot ceilings in the original section of the house give it a sense of grandeur.

An original cast iron fireplace also provides a focal point in the formal sitting room, complete with embellished kauri pine timber mantel and vintage library bookshelf.

A warm and cosy space that acts as a central hub for the home, the formal sitting room provides access to the rear open plan living space as well as the two king-sized bedrooms at the front.

Mirror images of each other, the generously-proportioned bedrooms feature four-door, floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes, vintage-style ceiling fans with light fixtures, lovely cornice detailing and heart-shaped ceiling mouldings, which are thought to be a reference to the first owners of the property, the Hart family.

The third bedroom is double-sized and features a painted pressed tin ceiling, dado rails and panels, while a former fireplace has been beautifully converted into a tiled recessed wall niche with overhead shelf.

Polished timber floorboards gives these three bedrooms a sense of warmth and texture, while the fourth, single-sized bedroom includes plush carpet for added comfort underfoot. This room opens out onto a quiet study corner, which sits to one side of the large open plan living space at the rear of the home.

Large enough to accommodate a 10-seater table, the combined dining room, casual meals and living area is a bright and spacious room that is ideal for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends.

A stunning set of double hung floor-to-ceiling sash windows flanking a central sliding glass door, all framed in western red cedar timber, provide a lovely outlook over the adjoining alfresco area and landscaped backyard.

Timber-look vinyl flooring is a practical option in this space, while separate sets of polished timber French doors provide access to the large adjoining family room and the kitchen.

The family room is a light and bright space, with six sets of timber-framed double hung sash windows and custom roman blinds allowing plenty of natural light into this expansive room and a clear view to the garden.

The nearby kitchen is a fusion of heritage charm and modern conveniences, including a vintage kitchen dresser, substantial corner pantry and ornate pressed tin ceiling.

Two separate bathrooms are included in the rear section of the home, while a third toilet is located in the good-sized laundry, which adjoins the kitchen for added practicality.

The home's character and charm extends well beyond the internal spaces, with the lush, landscaped backyard filled with flourishing garden beds, established trees and shrubs, as well as a selection of bountiful citrus and olive trees.

Recycled heritage bricks have been used to create pathways around the home as well as the floor of the partially covered entertaining area, while a timber pergola with an ornamental grapevine canopy adds further interest to the landscape.

The backyard also features a carport and single extended garage, which includes internal workshop / storage space. Gates provide full access to the fenced yard from one side, while partial access could be created on the other boundary.

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Property features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Built in Robes
  • Garage spaces: 1
  • Carport Spaces: 1
  • Toilets: 3
  • Close to Schools
  • Close to Shops
  • Close to Transport
  • Single level home
Suburb Profile


NSW 2320
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