Hunter Valley Elegance - Master Builders Association Excellence in Building winner 2016
To say that this property is rare is an understatement.
Master Builders Association home renovation of the year in Excellence in Building category.
You won't find anything quite like it in the Hunter Valley and don't believe there is another suburb as peaceful and convenient as Elrington. Centrally located 15 mins from the M1 Freeway and/or the Hunter Expressway, 15 minutes from Maitland, 112 km from Sydney and/or 45 mins to Newcastle.
The choice of schools both public and private is made easy by the range of school buses that service Elrington, making this house suitable for families and or retirees looking for a tree change. The property is currently run as a holiday rental making a good return on investment, also appealing to those that may be looking for a holiday house in the Hunter.
Circa 1920's as the original Elrington Mine Manager's residence this home has been tastefully renovated by an award winning Hunter Valley master builder. Modern conveniences have been added to the classic charm of an era gone by. The workmanship is extraordinary with each and every feature being hand crafted and restored.
Gleaming original hardwood floors welcome you in the wide foyer flanked all around by large archways leading to the lounge and the living room. Original style fixtures and hardware are found throughout the home.
The home has fabulous thermal properties, staying cool in summer and warm in winter, featuring three working fireplaces and ducted heating for convenience.
The kitchen also won Master Builders 2016 kitchen of the year. It is a functional dream as much as it is beautiful. In addition to the main kitchen, there is a separate kitchenette in the outdoor alfresco area fabulous for entertaining no matter the weather and or climate.
The master suite has a private porch, arched by French doors, and an elegant ensuite and walk in robe.
The second bedroom presents French doors that open to the alfresco area a gas fireplace.
The third bedroom is double size with a walk in robe.
The main bathroom is huge, warm and spacious and features old English tapware throughout.
A study nook is also featured at the end of the hallway with a gas fireplace, overlooking the gardens and alfresco area.
For an older home storage is not an issue, the second hallway is lined with storage cupboards and the main hall has a generous linen press. A large mud room on the property features as a Laundry area and plenty of space for storage or crafts.
The 1.5 acre property is edged by a muraya hedge and features majestic mature fig trees. The property is just large enough to have peace and privacy and/or run an organic garden/kitchen, and not too much land to maintain.
Relax on the front porch or sunroom overlooking the gardens all year round.
There is a five car garage, which could double as a workshop, studio or small business and front parking area for guests.
There is opportunity to extend up and obtain fabulous views of the Watagans, and/or fence the property and run a small self sufficient hobby farm. The opportunities here are endless.