A Victorian Italianate style residence believed to have been built in the 1860s for David Watson, a mayor of Waratah, will auction on site today.
The grand old residence, at 41 High Street, is being marketed by First National Newcastle City’s Tom Lemke with a price guide of $850,000 to $900,000 and will go under the hammer at midday.
The five-bedroom home is built of colonial bond brick, has lacework balconies, arched windows and doors, barley twist columns and pressed metal ceilings.
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There are high, pressed metal ceilings, working timber fireplaces, wide skirting boards and original dado stenciling.
The residence has five bedrooms, four upstairs and one down, formal lounge and dining and another living space.
It is positioned on a north-to-rear block 651 square metres in size.
In Merewether on Saturday, Robinson Property will take an original three-bedroom home at 4 Rowan Crescent to auction on site at 12.45pm.