Set within 5994sqm (1.2ac) on the banks of the Paterson River and boasting an imposing sandstone facade with wide, peripheral verandahs and Mediterranean shutters, Annandale House is a magnificent example of refined Georgian eraliving that will appeal to the discerning buyer. Ameticulous restoration in 2008 includes re-roofing, full insulation and air-conditioning to ground floor rooms, blending the property's historic integrity with every modern convenience. The front door opens into a wide central hallway off which are two light-filled, impressively proportioned rooms boasting 2.9m ceilings, locally milled cedar skirting boards, architraves and doors. The polished hardwood floors, replaced in 1995 had their origins in a Newcastle wool store. The formal dining room has stunning stained timber-lined ceilings and an elaborate fireplace.Off this is a small bedroom opening to the verandah. Opposite is an impressive, yet warm and inviting living room with a stately fireplace.The entertainer's all-electric kitchen has sweeping granite benchtops, ample storage, Mieledishwasher and adjacent informal dining area with cosy fireplace. At the end of the rear verandahis a modern well-proportioned laundry openinginto a stylish bathroom with a deep spa-bath, vanity and toilet. The wide, covered verandahfacing the river maximises thewinter sunand northerly aspect creatinga beautiful alfresco dining and relaxation area overlooking the gardens.
On the upper level, the elegant cedar staircase opens out to a spacious study area. Beyond are three beautifully presented light, airy double bedrooms with ceiling fans, garden and rural landscape views. The Master suite with extensive wall-length BIR and two further bedrooms, one currently used as a library has purpose-built cedar f/c bookshelves. They share a family bathroom with vanity, bath, shower and toilet.Additional features include soft heritage palette with superior quality fixtures and fittings throughout, underground wine cellar, double garage, town water and septic tank.
The extensive landscaped gardens, fully planted with hedging, mature trees, citrus and olive treesoffer total privacy. Coveted river irrigation rights ensure ample garden water even during the driest of times.
Annandale House is located in Paterson with Maitland and wineries (15mins), Newcastle and mid-north coast beaches (50mins) and Sydney (2.25hrs) less than 3 hours by train from sydney, delivering idyllic permanent or weekend living of an incomparable standard.