House of the week: 62 New England Highway, Maitland

Located close to Maitland Hospital on a prime 1795sqm block this fine double brick period residence is of very generous proportions and would lend itself ideally to a home business or bed and breakfast style accommodation.

It is positioned with great exposure to the New England Highway and offers plenty of appeal with space, elegance and a raft of inclusions.

Beyond the remote gates sits the grandeur of an era gone by. With large sash windows, lead lights and wide hallways, this home is warm, yet commanding and exudes quality throughout.

Retaining most of the original heritage features, the home includes; high 12 foot ceilings, picture rails, ornate fretwork, marble fireplaces, timber floorboard.

There is an expansive central living room, and a theatre room with air conditioner.

There are 4 bedrooms, a study, 3 bathrooms and an additional bathroom in the pool/guest house.

The modern kitchen has Caesar stone bench-tops, gas cooker as well as a traditional fuel stove.

The elegant dining room has an ornate ceiling and marble fireplace. The large  wrap around veranda provides summer time shade and frames the home with style.

The grounds are private with fruit trees, well established, mature gardens and an inviting in-ground pool.

There is a new double garage with automatic doors and expansive hardstand concrete area which allows plenty of room for vehicle storage.