Space, sanctuary and ease of living were the focus of an award-winning design for the conversion of the old Hunter Water Board site in Newcastle West into four modern terrace-style residences in 2002.
The inner-city location, within walking distance to the harbour, CBD and Newcastle's cultural centre, were also a drawcard.
First National Newcastle City's George Rafty has listed a three-bedroom Torrens Title property at 20 Ravenshaw Street, Newcastle West with a guide of $1.3 million to $1.4 million.
Inconspicuous from the street, once inside a private haven of urban sophistication is revealed.
On ground level the kitchen, dining and living wraps around a glassed-in courtyard that spans two levels. Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms, a study and main bathroom with separate shower and bath. The light-filled master suite has a walk-through robe to ensuite with a double vanity and double shower.
A double garage has internal access as well as direct access to the courtyard. There is ducted vacuuming, ducted air conditioning, double-glazed windows and security system.
The property has a 3B Commercial Core zoning. It is set for auction on October 24 and open for inspection on Saturday from 12.45pm until 1.15pm.