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A piece of Stockton history for sale


139 Mitchell Street, Stockton 2295

This historic piece of Stockton was built by local businessman Robert Henley-Smith and named after his hometown in the UK.

‘The Aspley’ was also where he lived when he escorted Lord Kitchener during his visit to the region in 1910.

Sold to BHP in 1920, and then again exchanging owners a few years later, the home at 139 Mitchell Street became the Gwandalan Private Hospital offering childbirth, surgery and general practice under the care of Sister Ruby Brown.

In fact, the home was included in a newspaper article in February 1947 when a record 14 babies were born within hours of one another.

Stockton Historical Society
Newcastle Morning Herald and Minors Advocate, Wednesday February 12, 1947

Sister Brown is thought to have owned the property until her death in 1995.

The grand home and its triple-gabled frontage and ornate chimney pots has been lovingly restored, respectfully maintaining the features synonymous with Stockton at the time.

Polished timber floors, soaring 11-foot ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, and a corbelled hallway arch remind visitors of the home’s stately heritage, while a large attic accessed via a discreet stairway add a touch of childlike wonder to the address.

139 Mitchell Street, Stockton

The home is listed as having local heritage significance.

Located one block from the beachfront, opposite the Stockton Bowling Club, near sporting fields, the ferry terminal, recently upgraded Mitchell Street retail hub and close to a now-coveted playground, this home is more than a piece of land.

139 Mitchell Street, Stockton

Situated on a 765.1sqm block with second frontage to Monmouth Street, this open plan, north-facing home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two car spaces and ocean glimpses.

PRD real estate agent Natalie Tonks describes the home as both elegant and picturesque.

Price guide $1,750,000

139 Mitchell Street, Stockton

This property joins the market at a time when Stockton is undertaking a multi-million makeover.

Fresh footpaths, increased shade and improved pedestrian and cyclist safety along Mitchell Street made up a $5 million facelift signed off by Newcastle City Council on 28 September.

It was one of 26 projects valued at more than $17 million delivered in Stockton during the past five years.

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