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Expressions of interest

Address: 10 Doree Place.

House: Mini Orb and Colorbond on 936square metres.

Inspect: Today 11am to 11.30am.

Closing date: Friday, October 16.

Price guide: Around $900,000.

Agent: McGrath Warners Bay, David Westerman, 0428482767 and Hannah McInerney, 0424233876.

LOCATED in a cul-de-sac overlooking the waterfront and offered to market for the first time, this beautiful home was conceived with the aim of designing a building which could be many things, including an architectural billboard for Mason Architects.

Positioned between the medical centre and the heritage-listed circa 1898 Parker house, John Mason’s own brief was to have a landmark home which could also accommodate the practice, as well as a bed and breakfast business.

The unusual design mirrors the heights of both adjacent buildings, ensuring that it is sited beautifully, and lightweight construction materials such as a two-way ribbed floating concrete floor have been used to minimise its impact on the landscape.

The timber frame has been clad externally with horizontal corrugated Colorbond and feature points in vertical Mini Orb, complemented by cedar-framed windows with double glazing to the south and on the higher level to minimise heat loss in winter.

Soundcheck plasterboard lines both interior and exterior faces with two layers to the interior. Spread over two levels, the upper level comprises a large living area, beautiful kitchen and a deck overlooking the water. There is a main bathroom on this level with a large bedroom and a walk-in robe.

On ground level are three bedrooms, two of which have en suites and a living area with a bar, CCTV and deck behind overlooking the private north-facing backyard, which has a pergola and a shed.

Also on the ground level is a large office which connects to the third bedroom and its en suite.

The double remote garage has parking for six cars and accesses a large internal laundry.

In a stand-out position within easy travel distance from Newcastle and Sydney, this house could suit a family, someone who wants a work-from-home proposition or who balances their time between the two cities but needs good access to local services.

In the heart of the commercial precinct with its shops, train station and facilities, this lakeside position offers both lifestyle and convenience in one cleverly designed package.

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