House of the Week: 27 Watson Street, New Lambton

When the owners of this residence renovated five years ago, ensuring they had plenty of room for their growing family was paramount.

They transformed a two-bedroom 1930s cottage into a spacious family haven, laid out thoughtfully over two levels to offer style and space in equal measure.

In all there are five bedrooms and three living spaces as well as a well-appointed entertaining deck which enjoys an elevated position overlooking the child friendly backyard.

The home has been listed through Ray White Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s Stephen Dorman and is on the market for just the second time in its history.

It was built by the original owner before being sold for the first time eight years ago.

The owners have loved the location in “a lovely family friendly street”. It is walking distance to highly regarded schools, Blackbutt or Regent Street shopping villages, parks and Richley Reserve.

Westfield Kotara shopping centre and John Hunter Hospital are just five minutes away and it is only 10 minutes to Newcastle’s coastline or Central Business District.

“Obviously the location is a key factor and there are not many homes in the area what would have five bedrooms,” Mr Dorman said.

There are three bedrooms and a rumpus or parents’ retreat upstairs. Another two bedrooms are downstairs as well two more living spaces.

There is also plantation shutters, air conditioning, timber flooring and a lock-up garage plus carport. 

The first open house is November 18 from 2pm to 2.30pm.

House of the Week

Address: 27 Watson Street, New Lambton 

Agency: Ray White Newcastle Lake Macquarie

Contact: Stephen Dorman on 4908 5948 or 0427 142 557

Inspect: Saturday, November 18, 2pm-2.30pm