Sally and Rob Brenton had long admired a beautiful Federation home which has a presence on the corner of Gordon Avenue and Dumaresq Street in Hamilton South.
The couple felt "lucky" to have secured the property at 72 Gordon Avenue when it was last on the market in 2010.
"I've always loved the house. I'd been aware of it for many years," Ms Brenton said.
"It has been a lovely house to live in, and a lovely house for family and for entertaining. It has plenty of space."
They have poured love, energy and quality into a renovation of the 1919 brick residence, which is positioned on a block nearly 1000 square metres in size.
It has four bedrooms, including a parents retreat with its own sitting room, walk-in robe and ensuite complete with spa. There is a formal lounge and dining room plus relaxed open plan family living and a Caesarstone kitchen.
Period features include tuck-pointed brickwork, a wrap-around verandah, 12-foot ornate ceilings, picture rails and leadlight windows and doors
There is an inground swimming pool, established gardens and separate double garage.
It is being marketed by George Rafty, of First National Newcastle City, and set for an on-site auction on May 11 with a guide of $2 million to $2.2 million.
Mr Rafty described it as "one of the finest Federation homes in Hamilton South".
"It's a show-stopper," he said. "It is positioned on a corner block, all but one quarter of an acre, and it's a house that makes a statement."
It is open for inspection on Sunday at noon.