If the original charm of this renovated 1925 home in one of Merewether’s most exclusive streets does not win you over, stepping through the front door and finding a family sanctuary within moments of one of Australia’s most-loved stretches of coastline will.
It has been the family home of Elizabeth and David and their sons for the past 14 years, and its original features and the lifestyle it offered were what won them over when they first found it.
“I definitely like homes with character,” Elizabeth said.
“In terms of lifestyle, there are good schools and Merewether beach is five minutes away.
“The street itself is a great location and has a lot of families ... It’s very quiet and has a lovely feel.”
As their family grew, the house grew too, transformed from a single-level, four-bedroom home into a two-storey, five-bedroom family haven.
Renovations have included a new kitchen, spacious upstairs parents’ retreat complete with luxury ensuite and dressing room, a side terrace and lock-up garage.
“It’s been a fantastic family home,” Elizabeth said.
There are no shortage of spaces to entertain and socialise or places to hide away and relax.
There is a formal lounge or open plan living and dining with a library nook which extends to a new Blackbutt deck overlooking the landscaped gardens and saltwater pool.
The home is on a 682 square metre block and is set for a February 7 auction.
House of the Week
Address: 73 Curry Street, Merewether
Price Guide: $2.2 million to $2.4 million
Auction: February 7
Agency: PRDnationwide Newcastle Lake Macquarie
Contact: Mark Kentwell 4926 0600