21 City Road
Adamstown Heights

Immersive Family Home Tells Story of Newcastle

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This extraordinary family home has been the ultimate labour of love for over 56 years. Meticulously extended, it has seen celebrations and created memories for one family for decades. Superbly located with a bushland backdrop, it is easily accessible to Charlestown, Merewether, and Newcastle CBD.

Avid antique collectors and visionaries with a fine eye for detail and an appreciation for historic architecture, owned the property. With a large family and visitors, an extension was required and needed to include a bar, family room, entertainment space, and an extra bedroom. As quintessential recyclers ahead of their time during a period where demolition was widespread across Newcastle, architectural pieces were handpicked and salvaged to restore, preserve and repurpose. The result is an eclectic patchwork of antique elements harmoniously combined to create an inspiring and warm, family environment.

Passing through the novel front door, the interior is bathed in natural sunlight and opens up to the highlight of the home, an expansive living area reminiscent of a cathedral. Its imposing ceilings don A-frame trusses recycled from Newcastle’s Brown St Congregational Church. A bar, reconstructed from an old church altar, is nestled at the rear of the room. In addition to sensational lighting through stained glass windows from church demolition sites, and a distinctive antique open fireplace, a feature wall made of bricks from the old Newcastle Brick Works also presents a unique display of authentic convict-branded bricks.

In keeping with older construction techniques, sandstone blocks form the foundation of the lower level with the biggest source of sandstone at the time being from the demolition of a Hunter Street property.

This home exudes a lifetime of memories. Those with an appreciation for antiquity, architectural design, and sustainable materials, and who see the massive potential in this fascinating property, will find this an exceptional opportunity.

- Rustic and eclectic 2-storey, 4 bedroom family home
- Authentic vintage main bathroom with separate toilet
- Original kitchen ripe for renovation or restoration
- Imposing cathedral-style lounge/dining area with timeless one-of-a-kind elements
- 2 impressive formal loungerooms with enclosed porch-like sunroom and access to a quaint paved courtyard with fireplace
- Sandstone recreation room or potential teenage retreat or guest room
- Huge double garage and additional off-street parking for 4 cars





  • land size approx 853 m2
  • water rates $710 py
  • council rates $1,905 py

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