Creating "something that fitted into the local neighbourhood, even though it was a new build" was John Thomson's goal for this Tighes Hill residence.
The Paddington Properties owner has created a stunning four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence that oozes old-world charm over two levels while offering a low-maintenance modern lifestyle.
The home has been built on vacant land at 10 John Street and has plenty of curbside appeal.
Inside are Tasmanian Oak timber floors, high ceilings, dado boards and wide skirting boards. The downstairs master suite has french doors to a private balcony with a wrought-iron balustrade resurrected from an East End terrace.
Leadlight windows, sourced from an old home in Mosman, are a feature of the open plan kitchen, living and dining, which flows to outdoor entertaining.
There is a sizable study under the stairs and on the top floor are two further bedrooms, a living space, main bathroom and a media room which can also be used as the fourth bedroom.
It is being marketed by First National Newcastle City's George Rafty with a guide of $1.15 million to $1.25 million and is open for inspection on Saturday at 11am. It is set for auction on August 31.