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4 The Terrace The Hill, Nsw

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4 The Terrace The Hill, NswA complete authentic Victorian and arguably one of the Hills most iconic and admired homesteads to ever come on the market. Gracefully positioned in “The Terrace” overlooking beautiful King Edward Park with coastal vistas and set on a most generous parcel of land some 900sqm in area with the added attraction of rear access off Bingle Street. Expect the unexpected whilst you turn back the clock and experience all the granduer and romance that is evident here from a by gone era. Originally built in the early 1870’s by its original owner and well respected builder Thomas Smith who was also involved with the construction of many other iconic Newcastle landmark buildings and went on to become an alderman of Newcastle Borough Council for 15 years and was the Mayor in 1896. Pacific House was later purchased in 1958 by Lily May and Noel Edgar Fardell and to this day there has only ever been just the two owners. Inspections strictly by appointment.

Features include:
* Four to five bedrooms
* Multiple living areas including a morning, ladies and drawing rooms
* Two kitchens and three bathrooms
* Ideal guest accommodation or possible B & B (S.T.C.A)
* Five marble fireplaces, stunning high ornate ceilings and cornices
* Wrought iron lace work, tessellated tiles and parquetry floors
* Massive landscaped block with rear access
* Minutes to all the cities attractions

An extract from local Historian W. G. Swan dated 1997:
“Pacific House” is a two storey rendered residence erected in the Victorian manner, the ground floor being obscured by the entrance stairs and the front fence.
The roof is of a medium pitch, with the medium pitch extending unaltered over the front verandah. The roof is punctuated by three chimneys, one triple, one double and one single, all surmounted with tall glazed chimney pots.
The front verandah commands a fine view over King Edward Park and the Tasman Sea to the east.
The windows are timber framed double hung sash and the windows to the front facade are in two groups of three, to either side of the main entrance door, and are round headed and decorated with mouldings.
The front entrance door is original, stained and complete with its original furniture. The door is surmounted by an oblong fanlight, glazed in plan Bristol Blue, whilst the lights are glazed in Bristol Blue decorated with a swirling pattern of flowers and foliage.
“Pacific House” has two single storey wings, one to the south and one to the west, and an enclosed verandah to the north.
The interior features original four panelled internal doors, stained architraves and skirting boards, Wunderlich ceilings with pierced plaster decorative cornices and ceilings roses. The Morning Room retains its original white marble fireplace, complete with a round headed cast iron register grate.
The Drawing Room features a superbly carved marble fireplace designed in the French manner. This fireplace has an Art Nouveau register and tiles. The fireplace is surmounted by a large mirror which is original to the residence.
On the ground floor and to the south of the residence is a brick cellar with a barrel vaulted ceiling connected to two large dining and sitting rooms plus kitchen and bathrooms. A single rise staircase connects the ground floor with the first floor.

“Pacific House” possesses both historical and social significance being the residence of Thomas Smith, a well-known and respected identity in the Building Industry in Newcastle for nearly sixty years, and in that time a Builder, Contractor, Architect, Newcastle Council Alderman for fifteen years, Mayor in 1896, respected Arbitrator and at one time President of Builders’ and Contractors’ Association. Thomas Smith’s most notable work is the Tooth’s Cosmopolitan Hotel (Classified) in Carrington, erected in 1905, and is a charming example of the Federation Free Style.
“Pacific House” addresses its front facade to The Terrace and its rear to Bingle Street and was erected in the early 1870’s adjacent to “Myrtle Villa”.
There has only been two owners of “Pacific House”, Thomas Smith and the current owner, and “Pacific House” is the only residence in The Terrace which was designed and erected by its original owner.

House For Sale 4 The Terrace The Hill

Michael Flook

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