House of the Week
4 bed | 3 bath | 2 car
- 47 Regent Street, Maitland
- Price Guide: $1,800,000-$1,980,000
- Selling agent: The Agency
- Contact: Charlie Lund on 0429 139 260 or email email@example.com
- Inspect: By appointment
'Azuma' is simply majestic. This historic masterpiece in one of Maitland's finest streets has a truly captivating ambience.
The home is a rare gem built by prominent retail merchants, the Cohen family, in 1892 as a wedding present for their daughter. 'Azuma' reflects the epitome of style, elegance and opulence of a bygone era. If the walls could talk they would tell tales of grand dinner parties, high tea on Sunday afternoons and of the laughter that filled the rooms from the lucky few to have called 'Azuma' home.
Located in one of Maitland's finest streets, surrounded by grand period homes, it is set on a large 1093 square metre block
The grand home will tug at your heartstrings from the moment you arrive with its stately street appeal and opulent facade complete with decorative verandah fretwork and window shutters.
Fully restored, the home is brimming with original features including polished kauri pine floorboards, soaring ornate ceilings, cedar skirting boards, doors and each room with a unique original fireplace.
A stunning acid-etched stained glass window above a French-polished cedar staircase captivates in the entry foyer, while the servant call bells have been carefully restored.
The hand-painted timber kitchen features Italian Carrara marble and Miele appliances, which are perfectly positioned adjacent to the casual dining and family room and the covered alfresco area.
There is a stunning billiards room with a marble fireplace and French doors opening out onto the verandah, while the spacious family and dining room offers a wood fireplace and hardwood floorboards.
The original maid's room is now a stately home office. There are two additional bathrooms on the lower level that reflect the style and quality of the main bathroom.
Upstairs four spacious bedrooms await, including the master suite, which includes a unique Italian marble fireplace and French doors that lead to the elevated verandah.
The restored main bathroom features a claw-foot bath, Victorian rolled tiles and marble-topped vanity.
The expansive covered alfresco entertaining area overlooks the lush established gardens. A sparkling inground lap pool overlooks farmland towards the city lights as far as the eyes can see.
The property features double electric entrance gates, and an automatic double garage with a workshop and storage room.