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128-130 Swan Street

128-130 Swan Street
Morpeth, NSW 2321

Sold on 14th March 2022

By Appointment Only

This property is by appointment with an agent only. We ask that all interested clients contact River for an after business hours inspection and respect the operation of the Café.

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Don't miss this rare opportunity to secure a landmark building in a prime location in one of Maitland's tourism hotspots.

Situated on the corner of Swan Street, Morpeth, the iconic Taylor's Bond Store is one of the historic village's architectural highlights, from the gorgeous golden tones of its locally quarried and hand cut sandstone block exterior to its traditional Georgian façade and original Bangor slate roof.

The property sits in a row of three adjoining buildings that were constructed in the mid-1800s by James "Squire" Taylor and included the Bond Store on the western end, a commercial bank and Taylor's own private residence.

Occupying a prime position at the heart of Morpeth's main street, the property is surrounded by the quirky boutiques, heritage architecture, cobblestone laneways, historic pubs and interesting collection of art galleries and shops the tourist mecca is known for.

It sits high on the banks of the Hunter River and has been making the most of its enviable position for more than a decade to serve up mouth-watering meals with picturesque views at the renowned Savannah's on Swan café.

The building offers a range of alfresco dining options including an undercover rear paved courtyard area and an elevated timber deck with a lined ceiling, roll-down weatherproof blinds and views of the heritage-listed Allan truss bridge over the Hunter River.

A second single-width verandah at the front of the property, accessible via the first floor, adds to the heritage charm of the façade with its timber posts and handrail as well as a painted iron balustrade that has been replicated to match the original design.

Heritage details are a major feature of this magnificent property, adding character and charm throughout, from the exposed timber beams on the cathedral-style ceiling on the first floor to the original timber-sash windows, French doors and rustic beauty of the exposed sandstone internal walls.

Beautiful 12-paned double-hung Georgian sash windows with cedar glazing bars and frames add to the magnificence of the building's façade, while 16 foot ceilings and hardwood timber floorboards create a sense of warmth and period grandeur throughout.

The property is situated across two titles and over three levels, with the street-level entry space incorporating the open plan living zone and café seating, as well as the expansive café kitchen area and a well-appointed bathroom.

The upper floor is currently being used as a large open plan gift shop, and provides access to the front verandah, while the property's lowest level offers an expansive, fully enclosed storage space under the building that includes a powered room currently used for food, fridge and freezer storage.

Zoned residential with an approval to operate commercially, the property has a single electricity meter but two Hunter Water connections, providing the flexibility for new owners to reimagine the building as two separate town houses.

Buyers looking to explore the riverside residential potential of the property will appreciate the range of amenities within close proximity of this location, which make it ideal for families or those looking for a quiet village life.

Morpeth offers all the essential services including a small supermarket, medical centre and primary school, with a range of playgrounds and sporting facilities scattered throughout the suburb, while the boutique shopping precincts of Melbourne and Lawes streets in East Maitland and the major retail and entertainment hub of Stockland Green Hills are around 10 minutes away, with the revitalised Levee shopping area in central Maitland is a 15 minute drive.

The building itself is for sale by River Realty, while the café business is also for sale separately via private negotiation directly with the owners.

SMS 128Swan to 0428 166 755 for a link to the online property brochure.

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