One of Cessnock's most known and admired homes has come to market and is being sold through expressions of interest with a guide of $750,000.
Cain Beckett, of Jurd's Real Estate, is marketing the grand Victorian residence at 41 McGrane Street and reported an even mix of local and out-of-town interest for the landmark property.
Known as Glenmore, it was built in 1900 as a private hospital before being converted to a residence in 1943.
For years it has been known as "the pink house" but is now sporting a new look after the current owners thoughtfully restored and renovated the home.
"We've had interest from a few more locals than I expected, to be honest, because usually that sort of place sells to an out-of-town buyer," Mr Beckett said.
"But when it's a place like that there could be someone in town who's always wanted to own that house because it's one of those amazing houses on the hill.
"If I asked people who live here, 'What's the best house in town?', most would say 'the pink house' ... it has it's on identity."
The home has pressed metal ceilings, polished timber floors, French doors, formal and informal living and dining, a modern kitchen and bathrooms, five bedrooms and an in-ground pool. It is positioned on a corner block around 1200 square metres in size.
Expressions of interest close November 29 and inspections are by appointment.
Tightly held in New Lambton
From one prized pocket of real estate to another, a property in New Lambton's sought-after Carrington Parade has been listed for sale for the first time in 55 years.
Harcourts Newcastle's Joel Soldado and Luke Wilson are marketing 59 Carrington Parade though an auction campaign. The home has five bedrooms, a study, north-facing backyard and is positioned on a block 984 square metres in size.
"It's a blue-chip street and very few houses come up for sale in that particular area," Mr Soldado said.
It is open for inspection at noon on Saturday. A price guide is yet to be set.
It is scheduled for an on-site auction on December 7.
"The home has been updated but is still fairly original. It's an elegant home and it's going to lend itself to buyers that want to be in that area, that want a house that they can add their touches to and capitalise on the area. You've got some potential for amazing views from a second storey."
First National Newcastle City had two properties which were well received at auction last weekend. There were eight registered bidders for 27 Lawson Street in Hamilton, which was marketed with a guide of $640,000 to $680,000 and sold for $767,000. In Cooks Hill, a terrace at 45 Railway Street marketed for $730,000 to $780,000 was secured under the hammer for $830,000.
First National's George Rafty said "locations and price point" proved attractive for both. He described an updated three-bedroom home at 11 Marina Avenue in New Lambton set for an on-site auction today at 1.30pm as "good buying". It has a guide of $700,000 to $760,000.
Listings over $1m
Dalton Partners duo Scott Purnell and Joanna Cook have listed a three-bedroom house on a leafy block 1529 square metres in size in a quiet New Lambton cul-de-sac at 29 Addison Road with a guide of $1.3 million.
$500k to $1m
Robinson Property's Lyndall Allan is selling a "genuine five-bedroom" residence that has been renovated at 38 Kinross Avenue in Adamstown Heights with a guide of $945,000 to $995,000.
A renovated four-bedroom home with plenty of original charm at 19 Edgeworth Street in Cessnock is on the market through Jurd's Real Estate for $560,000. It is positioned on over 1000 square metres of land.
LJ Hooker Hamilton have a two-bedroom terrace at 210 Hannell Street in Maryville for $499,000.