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Rural home on Maitland fringes to fetch about $4.5 million 


It’s the quintessential Australian homestead; a grand circular driveway, expansive verandah, swimming pool, breathtaking farmland views, an abundance of shedding, and 20 acres of farmland to enjoy. 

ADDRESS: 607 Duckenfield Road, Millers Forest 2324 

It sits on its own country road, halfway between Raymond Terrace and Morpeth. 

Very little traffic makes its way through the area, except bike riders, cows and the occasional dog walker, yet its owners say this rural property has never felt lonely. 

During the past half-a-dozen years this home has hosted an array of family gatherings, milestone celebrations and movie nights. 

In fact, it’s what its builder Wayne Brown, designed it for. 

Spread over approximately 1000sqm, the home boasts a theatre room, games room, rumpus room and generous indoor, outdoor entertaining areas, there’s no shortage of room to move. 

“Everyone has their own space here,” says current owner Jeff. 

“We’d moved from a home where all four kids shared a bathroom. 

“Here every room has its own bathroom, and there’s a separate granny flat if you need it. 

“You’ll never be tripping over each other.” 

Set on 20 acres (about the size of 300 tennis courts) and located just 17 minutes from Maitland and 28 minutes to the Newcastle CBD, this Millers Forest home sprawls 1,000m2. 

It has six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and four living areas. 

Three of the living areas open out onto the courtyard. 

And, at the heart of the courtyard sits a tiled, 9m x 4m compass pool with built-in floor cleaner, solar heater and water feature. 

For Jeff and his wife Shona, it’s the clever features they’ll miss the most about the home. 

“It doesn’t matter what the weather is you have enough room in this place to entertain 50 people without feeling crowded,” says Jeff. 

“You can kick the footy from one side of the yard to the other and not even touch the fence.” 

Built-in speakers throughout both the indoor and outdoor areas mean your favourite tunes can be enjoyed throughout the property as well. 

“It’s a truly magnificent home and it has to be one of the best, if not the best I have had the privilege of being able to market,” says Clarke & Co real estate agent Michael Kirwan. 

6 Bed 6.5 Bath 10 car 20 acres

Expression of Interest 

Nick Clarke & Michael Kirwan, Clarke & Co.

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