Built in 1848 as the Manse for the Presbyterian Church, superlatives were invented for properties like this. Occupying 4127sqm (1.1ac) on five separate titles in a premium East Maitland position and only 3km from historic Morpeth, this is undoubtedly a noteworthy property. The double-storey residence with its unique butterfly gabled roof, wide-covered bullnose verandah and decorative wrought-iron features has been loving restored and renovated to merges period features with modern living. The ground level boasts grand proportions with an impressive entrance hall, soaring ceilings with ornate cornices, sash windows and French doors, open fireplaces with decorative mantles and a distinctly warm and inviting ambience throughout the multiple living rooms. The king-size Master suite has an open fireplace and potential for a walk-in robe and ensuite with the spaces already created and plumbing in place. A second 4mx4.2m room with kitchenette could easily be converted into another bedroom and there is enormous flexibility of potential use. The modern, family bathroom has a spa bath, shower, vanity and toilet and opposite is an expansive linen closet. A renovated gas and electric kitchen opens to an impressive dining room ideal for family gatherings.
Two staircases lead to an impressive upper level offering a variety of use options. A spacious landing and three light-filled rooms, two with timber-lined walls and cove ceilings plus built-in storage/robe offer exceptional opportunities for use as bedrooms or home office/study/teenager's retreat.
Beyond the home is an impressive array of outbuildings including a triple carport and adjacent former servants' quarters now an extensive workshop with storage rooms and fireplace. An attached pergola over an alfresco patio that invites year-round dining and entertainment area. Three further carports and a lock up garage will appeal to the car enthusiast or hobbyist. The established gardens feature vegetable plots, mulberry tree, passionfruit vines and fernery. Additional features include 3kw solar panels, underground spear point Bore water and 1,000lt tank for the gardens.
With its premium location midway between Central Maitland and Greenhills (5mins), Newcastle (30mins) and with Sydney (Wahroonga) only 2hrs away, graceful and dignified, The Manse is a wonderful family home offering a superior quality lifestyle, B&B STCA and also potential revenue via the sale of one or more of the allotments.