It was built for a judge complete with convict jail and has been used in recent years as tourist accommodation.
Now the historic Regents Park mansion is set to enter a new chapter after it was sold prior to Christmas for an undisclosed sum.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom residence is located on Maitland’s Regent Street. It is set on five acres of sprawling landscaped gardens and was marketed through Jurds Real Estate with a price guide of $2 million.
The home has been stunningly restored. It features enormous cedar doors, domed ceilings, solid brass fittings, tall doors and windows and antique chandeliers.
Cedar panelling and an old bookcase was reportedly rescued from the former Federal Government offices in Phillip Street in Sydney and used to form a library.
There is also a glazed conservatory and gallery with cast iron balustrading.
A dual-level, five-bedroom home in New Lambton’s Watson Street sold for $1.205 million.
It was not the suburb’s only sale over $1 million for the week with a four-bedroom residence on over 1000 square metres in Curzon Road bought for $1.81 million.
A two-bedroom “knockdown” on 701 square metres in McInnes Street, Minmi sold for $270,000.
A vacant lot, 585 square metres in size, in Norfolk Street, Fern Bay has been purchased for $355,000.
A three-bedroom home in Valley View Crescent, Glendale sold for $467,000.
A unique-looking home on 809 square metres in a bushland setting in John Street, Tingira Heights sold for $742,500.
A one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of ‘The Loft’ complex in Newcastle’s Bolton Street was sold for $478,200 and a two-bedroom residence on the ground floor of Arena opposite Newcastlebeach was secured for $950,000.