Set on approximately six park-like acres overlooking the rural village of Paterson in the picturesque Hunter Valley, this c1890 showstopper has been meticulously restored and fastidiously presented. It is located only a short drive from the vineyards, concert venues and restaurants of Wine Country, 45 minutes to the beaches of Newcastle and just over two hours to the CBD of Sydney. A picture-perfect country home or idyllic weekender, this property is the antidote to a fast-paced modern world.
Once a thriving dairy and famous throughout the district for producing sweet juicy oranges, Brisbane Grove originally spanned hundreds of acres of rolling countryside but the location of the homestead is no mystery; it sits on the prettiest elevation in the district overlooking a gorgeous lagoon with views to town which sparkles in the night sky. As you arrive, electric gates, clipped hedges, Chanticleer Pear lined driveway and immaculate grounds set exceptionally high expectations which are only exceeded when you step inside.
Lovingly stripped and restored by hand in 2014, high ceilings, restored doors and windows and even the original hardwood timber floor was pulled up, painstakingly restored and put back in its original position. The home offers three generous bedrooms, three beautiful bathrooms and spacious open living spaces which flow seamlessly through numerous bi-fold doors to a huge deck and outdoor entertaining room. A galley-style Hamptons kitchen with Shaker cabinetry and Caesarstone tops is fitted with Smeg appliances and complemented by a large walk-in pantry and wine cellar which will be the envy of all of your friends. The main lounge space is centred around a spectacular Sandstone wood-burning fireplace constructed of convict stone recently reclaimed from Tomago House which also neatly houses the television and entertainment system. Another sitting room and dining room adjoin the central living space and offer beautiful views and abundant natural light.
The master suite features its own open wood-burning fireplace, generous walk-in robe, bi-fold doors opening to the deck and one of the most impressive ensuites that you will see. The ensuite offers dual shower, Romeo and Juliet spa bath and breathtaking panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. A second large bedroom with built-in robe and ensuite provides room for guests and a third bedroom with built-in robe and main bathroom ensure everyone has their own space. The property is kept comfortable all year round by reverse-cycle ducted air conditioned and always protected by a back-to-base security system.
Outside, a loggia/outdoor entertaining room is encased in plantation shutters and features an impressive kitchen, BBQ and another wood-burning fireplace constructed of more convict stone. Recycled brick accents and paths, rose-lined walk-ways, timber gazebo, dove cote, central water feature and lush lawn make this property the quintessential country residence.
The property is fenced for horses with electric wire and car accommodation and storage is plentiful by way of a two car garage adjacent to the house (with electric doors), another three car shed adjacent to the house (again with electric doors), a large open timber barn and large enclosed machinery shed as well as a large open steel barn. Maybe stables? A boat or RV? Even an opportunity for weddings and events? The opportunities are endless.
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