THE ELDER STATESMANFor over 100 years, this cottage has watched over the changing Speers Point landscape, from cottage & industry to a thriving lifestyle destination which has become the centrepiece for our lakeside lifestyle.
On the high side of the street, the character of the home draws you in, just like it did for current owners Tony & Kath 10 years ago. Always admired on their walks around the neighbourhood, it was an instant purchasing decision when it last came up for sale. Since then, they have raised their two children enjoying every opportunity living lakeside offers. The kids would spend their time jetty jumping, riding their bikes on the cycleway, sailing on the open waters, kayaking on Cockle Creek or exploring ‘The Hill’. Back at home for Kath, she will always cherish sitting on the front balcony and watching the sun set over the water and Teralba Hills, or the dazzling fireworks on special occasions like Australia Day & Christmas Carols. For Tony, the convenience of off an easy 2.5km walk to Warners Bay for a summer night ice cream or a big Sunday morning breakfast will be missed, and for Rosie the dog, getting down to Speers Point park for a run has always been fun, but the new ‘Off Leash’ dog park has seen her make many new friends lately.
The old girl (the house not Kath) retains Kauri timber floors in the hallway, 13ft ceilings in the original house footprint, dado & rails, stained glass windows, and the wood stove in the kitchen still cooks up a delicious pizza. The formal lounge room has an extra study nook and air conditioning, and the formal dining room opening onto the verandah has also been used as a 4th bedroom in the past.
Set on a 771sqm block that is 20 metres wide to the road, there is space to park the caravan & catamaran, and room for extensions if you didn’t want to build a 2nd storey to increase the lake views.
With beaches, major shopping centres, restaurants & cafes all less than 15 minutes, come along & see what you would do to make the house your own, and start creating new memories.
Folio: Lot 10 DP 8808
Council: Lake Macquarie City Council
Zoning: R2 Low Density Residential
Depth Left: 40.92m
Internal Size: 113sqm
Council Rates: $2,544.96/Year
Water Rates: $711.63/Year
Rental Potential: $400 - $420 per week
NBN Available: Yes (FTTN)
Natural Gas: No