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Dudley homestead offers a luxury look at a time gone by


If I win the lotto on Tuesday night, this is the house I’ll be buying. 

Located on George Street in the heart of one of Lake Macquarie’s most sought-after suburbs, the address is the result of the subdivision of an 1890s banana plantation. 

1 George Street, Dudley

Hidden down a long driveway, beneath a canopy of tall leafy gum trees, lies the sprawling homestead that offers a glimpse at life as an early landowner. 

A stunning Queenslander with verandahs all round its perimeter sits surrounded by the untouched beauty of Awabakal Nature Reserve and Redhead Lagoon. 

While an extensive solar system makes the most of the coastal sunshine, a plethora of windows means the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home captures the sea breezes that come with living hundreds of metres from the ocean too. 

1 George Street, Dudley

Did I mention this home is located in Dudley?  

Staged over two levels, the home on George Street is described by its real estate agent as “a masterpiece in design”. 

“It has large bedrooms, glossy bathrooms and a series of ultra-spacious living zones,” says Steph Jordan from Lisa Macklin Property. 

“Entertaining will be a breeze with a statement kitchen forming the heart of the home, and you can easily take the party outdoors and onto the expansive alfresco deck to soak up the beauty of the grounds.” 

1 George Street, Dudley

Located on a three-acre block filled with green spaces, a pond and bridge, a pool that won a Master Builders’ Association award in 2010, and five water storage tanks, this home is a rare treasure. 

For me, I’m already searching the onsite climate-controlled cellar for a bottle of white I can chill and serve to friends who are gathered on the deck. 

Or maybe its a few bottles of Dom Perignon, seeing as it was a lotto win!

1 George Street, Dudley

“This home is a celebration of nature and craftsmanship,” says Steph. 

“Veggie patches promise a good yield, lush lawns beckon family picnics, and exit a rear gate to explore one of the many bushwalking trails of state reserve or head down to the pristine coastline. 

“Location-wise it doesn’t get much better. Wander down the tree-lined driveway and out the sandstone gate and find yourself in the heart of Dudley Village where you can grab a meal or sundowner at one of two local pubs or get your daily caffeine fix at Paperboy Espresso.” 

1 George Street, Dudley

Price Guide: $5 million

Auction: 30 November 6pm

Agent: Steph Jordan, Lisa Macklin Property

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