“Helyhurst” Circa 1880
Located in one of Maitland’s most prestigious streets, this beautiful Victorian, JW Pender design home, built in 1880 (approx) is a beautiful example of the period with many original features.
The sale of Helyhurst represents a rare opportunity to obtain a property just over an acre, of this calibre, with residential and primary production zoning, within walking distance to Maitland Hospital, and the city centre, including the Levee which offers a range of shopping, entertainment and dining options.
The home reveals all the charm and classic features of the period including bullnose, wrap-around verandahs, beautiful 12 foot high ornate ceilings and ceiling roses, cedar work and mouldings throughout and polished floorboards.
The open fire place with solid mantle creates a sense of warmth and homeliness to the grand and spacious formal lounge, the perfect place for large gatherings with family and friends. A separate sitting room, provides additional space for informal gatherings and is currently used as a family room.
The dining area, which was originally the kitchen retains original features and quality upgrades from throughout the years, including a quality cast iron stove burner. The Maid’s quarters was transformed to create the current kitchen. While this home has maintained many original features, modern upgrades such as ducted air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure cooling comfort in the warmer months.
Down the wide hallway there are three generously proportioned bedrooms, all featuring wool carpets and original fireplaces. The master bedroom also has solid cedar built in wardrobes. There are two Victorian style bathrooms, the main has a clawfoot bath and a separate shower.
French doors within the formal lounge open out onto the verandah and into the gardens. Within the grounds there is an inground concrete pool framed by lush greenery offering a quiet spot for afternoon fun, relaxation or alfresco meals. At the rear of the property there are four stables with holding yards, two car spaces as well as a large shed with workshop area.
The property was named “Helyhurst” and originally built for Fredrick and Emily Beckett. With a focus on quality craftmanship and gorgeous gardens this home was renowned for hosting social gatherings, parties and community fundraisers. Well maintained and lovingly restored throughout the years this home is overflowing with history and charm and ready for the new owners to come and add their touch to this homes rich heritage.
This home offers an idyllic combination of city living, with a touch of that country feel.Show More
"Helyhurst" Circa 1880. 3bed 2bath 2 living. Kitchen in maids qtrs. Automatic pool cleaner, pump and gas heater. Gas HWS. 3 x fire places, 1 combustion fire. Cellar. 4 horse stables, chicken coup. W/shop area. Pergola. Garden shed.