This stunning white brick, Spanish-style hacienda, set in 2.3 acres (0.9ha) of established gardens, is a must-see, especially if you’re seeking peace and privacy. A long gravel drive gently winds its way up to the welcoming home, which is set well back from the road and offers everything you would ever want for a growing family, couple or tree changers.
The two-storey home, built in the 1970s and with its original features, renovated kitchen and additions, has been joyfully lived in and lovingly looked after by the same family since 1983. The living spaces on the ground floor lead out to a range of entertaining areas, while the master bedroom with ensuite, two other bedrooms and the main bathroom are located upstairs. Plus, with ducted air-conditioning to all areas on the top floor, three air-conditioning units downstairs and a slow combustion fire in the living area, your comfort is assured, no matter what the weather. Parking is easy too with a double carport and plenty of surrounding driveway space.
The family-size kitchen has tiled flooring, a dishwasher and an electric stove. Laminate benchtops offer space to spread out while cooking up a storm and the deep-set corner pantry provides loads of storage. Thanks to the large window, skylight and sliding doors out onto the alfresco/BBQ area, the space is light and bright. A separate fully carpeted dining room opens out onto the front courtyard through double sliding glass doors.
With exposed timber rafters on the high raked ceiling, brick feature walls and a timber bar with white archways, the spacious living room is set up for comfortable living. Step out through the sliding doors of the living and kitchen areas onto a large, solid timber, terracotta tiled alfresco overlooking the saltwater pool. On this floor, there’s also a laundry and handy powder room.
The pool area, set within a brick wall enclosure, is completely private. This landscaped oasis with fragrant frangipanis, flowering ginger plants and cycads has been designed with relaxation in mind.
Upstairs, all bedrooms are fully carpeted. The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with separate shower and a high-set window with views across the treetops. The two other bedrooms (one with built-ins) both have glass sliding doors leading onto a private balcony. There’s also a bathroom with shower/bath and a small sewing room.
The property’s self-contained separate, roomy, air-conditioned granny flat has an open-plan kitchen/dining area that leads through to a fully carpeted bedroom/lounge space with built-ins. Sliding doors exit out to a small covered patio. There’s a combined bathroom and laundry with space for a washing machine and dryer.
Abounding in visiting wildlife – kangaroos, wallabies, rainbow lorikeets, tawny frog-mouth owls, even a long-term resident possum within the installed possum boxes – and beautiful mature trees, this property is one for nature lovers. There’s a fernery, paddock space for a horse and brick kitchen garden areas for growing herbs and vegies. Plus, there is a separate weatherboard art studio. A large space with an open-plan design, rafted ceiling, electricity and plumbing, this art studio could easily be converted into a guesthouse, gym or home office/business. In addition, a fully self-contained, live-in mobile van on the property would function well as a teenager’s retreat. Two storage sheds complete the picture.
What’s more, this retreat is only a 10-minute drive to Maitland shops and a few minutes to Bolwarra Primary School.