‘Kirrica’ is an iconic property built in 1897. Situated in the picturesque Hunter Valley town of Dungog and set amidst beautiful cottage gardens dotted with established trees, the classic lines of this magnificent home are an example of the very best of late Victorian architecture. Superbly constructed, this double-cavity brick home with a rendered sandstone-look exterior, original iron lacework and stained glass front windows opens to a wide arched hallway. The original parlour room has original plasterwork, brass picture rails and a cast iron, tiled fireplace with marble mantelpiece. Throughout the home skirting boards, doors, architraves and window frames are made of locally sourced cedar all in superb condition. Each of the three double bedrooms boasts an original fireplace with marble mantelpiece. The centrally located and fully renovated family bathroom houses a shower, vanity and toilet. Richly decorated, the dining room is grand and elegant while the warm and comfortable living room boasts an original black marble mantelpiece and a magnificent picture window with breathtaking easterly views. The eat-in kitchen flows through to a family room with slow combustion heating. Adjacent is a laundry and powder room with a second toilet and period style claw-foot bath and fixtures. A beautiful Victorian period linen press remains with the property. ‘Kirrica’ has been fully re-wired, plumbed and internally painted in appropriate heritage colours within the last five years. There is zoned, ducted-air-conditioning throughout the house. The original servants’ quarters form part of a separate, insulated four-room weatherboard cottage which is accessible through the rear garden and lends itself to further improvement as private accommodation, B&B or home office.
With an enviable location within walking distance to the town’s main shopping strip and within an easy commute to Newcastle, ‘Kirrica’ offers the discerning buyer a desirable piece of Dungog history with the comforts of modern living, all in a beautiful rural environment.