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Georgetown, 2 David Street

A Georgetown Gem Lovingly Transformed from Front to Back

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Listing Number: NEW2923
About this listing
Built in 1937, the revival of this weatherboard and tile beauty has been a passion project for the current owner for the last 9 years. Now, they're ready to hand over the keys to a considerate new custodian.

Peaceful David Street is lined with classic Art Deco era homes. Your eye will be drawn to No.2 with its low picket fence that allows the cottage garden with its roses, gardenia and Teddy Bear magnolia to take centre stage. The custom designed driveway that allows multi-vehicle parking is lined with camelias offering a tempting invitation into the home.

Inside the house reveals itself slowly but surely and it is here you can sense the incredible use of materials including; a stunning domed ornate plaster ceiling with matching cornice in the master bedroom, a front door restored from a property in Carrington, new polished chrome door hardware and light fittings that pays homage to the Art Deco era, a craftsman-built kitchen, and flourishes of timber from the home's original studs re-purposed in the fireplace and kitchen.

The house had been reconfigured from a classic 2-bedder to three bedrooms resting at the front and side of the home, served by a refurbished full-size bathroom, and an open plan living area at the rear. In a house with many memorable elements, the kitchen stands out with its African Dante hardwood benchtops, bright cabinetry with butcher's mesh insert and original mid-century handles imported from the US.

A natural extension of the home accessed via café windows and a French door; the deep verandah is a nod to the outdoor room that has been a staple of Australian homes for decades. Covered and lined with white boards, here the spotted gum deck provides a delightful alfresco spot that is perfect for everyday informal living and entertaining.

Fully fenced so that small children and pets can run around with a sense of freedom, the level lawn is framed by camelias, crepe myrtle, hibiscus and two original mango trees that promise a good yield. The home's original 'Olympic' brand Hill's Hoist offers a hint of nostalgia.

A location that's lovely and quiet yet is within strolling distance to Georgetown shops, Waratah Village and a choice of schools ensures a fabulous list of lifestyle attractions accompanies this memorable home.
Auction date
Saturday 30 Nov 9:45 AM (On site)
Open Homes
Thursday 21 Nov 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 23 Nov 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday 28 Nov 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Property Information
  • Land Size: 569 sqm
  • Property Type: House

Contact Details

Harcourts Newcastle

Suite 2
266 King St
Newcastle

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