Steeped in history, this iconic house in the Hunter was originally built circa 1843 by bootmaker Thomas Hanks. In later years, the house became a maternity hospital, with many Maitland residents born here by Nurse Hanks.
Honoured by a local heritage listing and for sale for only the fourth time in almost two centuries, this solid brick residence has graciously retained its original character.
Most recently, it was carefully restored in the early 2000s by its current owner, respectfully bringing its history into modern times with new and restored flooring and full kitchens.
With a nod to the Georgian era of architecture, this timeless property is as unique an offering as the greater Maitland area has ever seen.
Set on the front perimeter of its 488.40 sqm block of land, the house is complemented by a double carport, exquisite, well-established, cottage gardens and courtyard, and an additional dwelling which, subject to council approval, could be further developed into a summer house or studio.
The main house is made up of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, two lounge rooms, a dining room and a semi-enclosed back veranda running the entire length of the home. The second lounge could easily be converted into a large studio bedroom, or an office.
Every inch of land has been utilised in this meticulously cared for property, with additional off-street parking inside the separately fenced driveway and carport perimeter.
This property's layout and function offers great versatility and could be enjoyed as one large residence, or as two, with three internal doors enabling separate living quarters for bed and breakfast opportunities, executive use or simply accommodation for extended family or teens.
In recent years, this property has achieved great success as an executive rental, and in the open holiday-let market for visitors exploring the Hunter region.
Located only five minutes' walk from the bustling cafe and antique shopping strip that is Melbourne Street in East Maitland, or a three-minute drive from the heart of Maitland and its charismatic galleries and restaurants, 64 Newcastle Street is ultimately placed for lifestyle.
Only 35-minutes' drive to Newcastle's CBD, 30 minutes to Newcastle Airport and just over 90 minutes from Sydney, the property is an easy commute to local and major cities.
- Three ornate fireplaces
- Two split system air conditioning units
- Select Spotted Gum timber hardwood flooring
- Built-in wardrobes in all bedrooms
- Stainless steel kitchen appliances, gas cooktops
- NBN, fibre to the house
- Town water