A "unique" Waratah home with strong links to the city has been listed for sale.
Todd Mason, of McGrath New Lambton, is marketing a renovated Federation residence at 78 Bridge Street known as Hillside. It was built in 1904 by James Kilgour, brother to seven times mayor of Newcastle Robert Kilgour.
The large five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is positioned on 1100 square metres of land. It is believed to have had life as a nurse's quarters then four flats before being returned to a residence.
Narelle Beveridge grew up admiring the house and could still see its beauty when she and husband Geoff bought it in 2005.
They have renovated and restored the home to stay sympathetic to its era while making it more liveable for modern life. They put in a new kitchen and bathrooms, added a back deck and turned a pool area into a large, covered entertaining space which has been used for weddings through Airbnb. The property also has a separate teenage retreat with kitchenette and bathroom.
It is open for inspection for the first time Saturday at 12.45pm and set for auction on April 18. A price guide has not yet been set.
Ren Property's David Podmore reported strong early interest for a three-bedroom Victorian terrace he is marketing at 32 Council Street in Cooks Hill. He received 40 enquiries in the first four days of marketing and had 25 groups through the first open home last Saturday.
The three-bedroom terrace has polished floors, a classic bathroom with claw foot bath and a brick paved courtyard. It is open today at 10am and Mr Podmore expected bidding to commence around $750,000 when the home goes to auction on April 4.
Raine & Horne's Patrick Collins has also reported good interest ahead of the Thursday night auctions of a home on the market for the first time in over 120 years at 173 Corlette Street, The Junction ($1.2 million guide) and a three-bedroom terrace at 56 Bourke Street in Carrington with a guide of $725,000.
Listings over $1m
Premier Estate Agents have listed a 1940s, four-bedroom brick residence on over 1000 square metres of land in a prized pocket of New Lambton at 60 Curzon Road with a guide of $1.35 million to $1.45 million.
A modern four-bedroom home at 22B George Street in Dudley is being marketed by Belle Property Charlestown with an auction guide of $1.225 million.
First National Newcastle City are selling a property comprising a four-bedroom home, freestanding triple garage and a separate two-bedroom granny flat at 71 Glebe Road, The Junction for $1.7 million to $1.8 million.
$500,000 to $1m
Dalton Partners Anthony Merlo expects a three-bedroom home he is marketing in Hamilton North to be well received.
It is on a 620 square metre block at 6 Boreas Road and Mr Merlo said can be bought as a staged development opportunity.
It is set for auction on April 4 with a guide of $730,000. Neighbouring 8 Boreas Road is to be listed for auction in the new financial year.
Crawford Real Estate are selling a four-bedroom home at 38 Wimbledon Grove in Garden Suburb for $780,000 to $820,000.
A three-bedroom house at 35 Fitzroy Road in Mayfield has been listed through Dowling Property Group with a guide of $450,000 to $495,000 while McGrath Newcastle City have set a guide of $470,000 to $490,000 for a two-bedroom unit at 5/54 Railway Street in Merewether.