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This truly breathtaking mid-century home has been an icon of style and class since its heyday in the glamorous 1960s when it was hailed nationally and featured in the Women's Weekly, as a stunning example of modern construction, with features and opulent style, light years ahead of its time. After an immaculate makeover in more recent years, it reclaimed its place as one of the city's most grandiose and elegant homes and featured in Belle magazine in 2018. Now 'Hudson House' is on the market – presenting the most fastidious of buyers an incredible opportunity to own a home that is both a piece of Newcastle history and a contemporary property of palatial proportions and inspired sophistication.

Boasting inimitable style, clever spatial planning and sumptuous features, this property was designed by leading architects Lees and Valentine in the late fifties for local entrepreneur, Master Builder and President of the Master Builders Association, Mr. Bill Hudson, as his family home. Formerly part of the estate known as 'Beverly Hills' this stately home lives up to that name with its golden-era glam aesthetic. Stately bedrooms are found in the west wing – three boasting backlit Hollywood dressing rooms and ensuites. The east facing king-size bedroom suite shares a sandstone patio with the Library. The two rear bedrooms open onto an elevated sandstone patio with views across the sublime pool to the mountains. The walls of the home are adorned with custom hand painted wall paper and even the kitchen boasts bespoke ink printed wallpaper from the acclaimed 'Papier de Paris'. Statement light fixtures through the rooms and halls of the home were sourced from Portugal, Italy and the United States. Geometric parquetry floors of contrasting Queensland Maple and White Oak have been reproduced in the original sumptuous style and laid by an artisan who came out of retirement for this once-in-a-lifetime job. Sweeping curves throughout the home are at once both subtle and attention grabbing. The cornices are works of art – simply divine. The original movie projector room with its sound proofing and private position has been transformed into a work-from-home office space and the enormous ballroom…yes a ballroom…with the original retro bar is like you are stepping back in time. This home is suitable for multi-generational living, B&B or for hosting events STCA.

At the end of the day gather on the 15 metre long elevated sunset terrace, cocktail in hand and watch the sun set over the mountains in the distance and over the stunning tiled Hollywood pool which commands attention in the centre of the generous backyard. Its extra-wide custom mosaic pool edging has played the role of the catwalk for many a fashion show. You can just imagine the glamorous events that have taken place here and you can surely envisage more such talk-of-the-town functions in this grand home's future. A new cabana with sandstone fireplace now sits beside the pool. Cosy up here in Winter as the fire roars. Lush plantings and cleverly positioned, manicured hedges add further classic style to the outdoor areas and are reminiscent of the gardens of Palm Springs.

Any potential acoustic and traffic issues regarding the property have been considered and mitigated with dense plate glass fitted to the oversized picture windows, additional double glazing throughout the bedroom wing, acoustic lining built into the bedroom curtains and sound dampening added to air vents, a wide driveway entry and separate exit allows for easy ingress and egress through dual electric gates and there is further on street parking.

In short, this exceptional home offers the best of both worlds. The master craftsmanship and sophistication of a bygone era and all of the modern and exceptionally high-end inclusions required to create an exemplary home – a golden-age beauty with contemporary class.

* Five bedrooms – three with luxe ensuites and sumptuous Hollywood dressing rooms and two with built-in closets
* Five and a half bathrooms – some completely renovated with marble, terrazzo, curved Corian backlit cabinetry, others retaining their original beauty with back-on-trend pastel hues, penny tiling and bespoke mirrors and glass
* Stunning renovated kitchen with marble counters, an integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer, Miele dishwasher, custom white ILVE range with dual ovens and butler's pantry
* Ballroom with 1960's original restored bar and its own powder room
* Party patio/terrace with built-in Beefeater BBQ with all new components, electric blinds and geometric doors
* Modern additions include automated blinds for light and noise abatement and ducted air conditioning
* Beautiful and ornate cornices in unique flowing curves flow throughout the home
* Triple car garage, tandem showcase carport and additional parking for in excess of 6 vehicles on a sweeping circular driveway behind automatic electric gates
* Views from all windows and several front and rear terraces and patios to the mountains and the Pacific Ocean
* 4 mins to John Hunter Hospital, 7 mins to Lambton Park and retail, 10 mins to Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara


Council rates: $2,436 approx per annum
Water rates: $858.51 approx per annum

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