$1.25m guide for transformed home in Lambton’s Turner Street TREEHOUSE FEEL: The main living space has bi-fold windows and overlooks the property’s inground swimming pool and yard.
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VERSATILE: The property is equally suited to entertaining as it is to family life with plenty of indoor and outdoor living options.

NEW LOOK: Kirsty and Peter Bailey overhauled a two-bedroom home in Lambton into this four-bedroom residence.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

A two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street has been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

BEFORE: This two-bedroom home in Lambton’s Turner Street was transformed into a spacious four-bedroom family haven.

TweetFacebook Transformation in Lambton’s Turner StreetKirsty and Peter Bailey were at a family function in Lambton when told there was a house for sale in the suburb’s“best street”.

The Singleton pair had already completed two renovation projects and instantly saw the potential in a two-bedroom weatherboard home on a decent-sized block at 33 Turner Street.

“We had no idea if we were in fact buying into this supposed best street,” Kirsty said.

“But we now know it absolutely is.We knew we wanted to live in Newcastle eventuallyand this was our foot in the door.”

The house was“extremely original” when they bought it eight years ago.

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“It was your typical Hudson home with side entry, brick verandah off the lounge room that had had windows installed for a sunroom,” Kirsty said.

“It was twobedrooms, there was agreen bathroom that had a laminate-style product on the walls rather than tileswith the art deco pedestal basin to match.

“The dining was small and had a corner fireplace and through the dining door there was the small U-shaped kitchen with blue laminate benchtops that we could lift off as they weren’t secured and the old oven sat on the bench with the grill next to it.

“There was no deck and the back yard consisted of an old asbestos garage, which we replaced.”

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They undertook a lengthy renovation and extension, transforming the residence into a spacious and modern family and entertainer’s haven.

There are now four bedrooms, multiple indoor and outdoorliving spaces, new garage and inground swimming pool complete with a covered entertaining area.

“It was important for the home to be family friendly, to still have a little bit of yard and to make the best use of the block by having a garage, all-weather access to the home with a carport off the front entry and we wanted a pool,” Kirsty said.

“Basically, the home is brand new, except for the ceiling in the front lounge room which was in such great condition and fit in with our plans.”

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The original kitchen and dining room became two bedrooms, the second bedroom became the new main bathroom and the old laundry a butler’s pantry.

They worked their plans around a central hallway.

“Once you reach the end off the hall, which wasthe original back of the house, we removed the deck and added a kitchen, dining and living area with huge raked beam ceilings,” Kirsty said.

“It is also high off the ground and feels like a treehouse and gives beautiful glimpses of Bar Beach by day and gorgeous lights by night.”

Polished Coastal Blackbutt flooring was used in the hall and back living area and the feature was continued outside with Blackbutt also on the pool deck as well as screening for an area under the house perfect for winter entertaining or as a games room.

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It has been listed for sale through Phil Swan, of Robert Crawford Real Estate, and is headed for auction on November 3 with a guide of $1.25 million.

It is positioned close toLambton Village, Lambton Park and Lambton Pool.

“Turner Street would be the most sought-after street in Lambton,” Mr Swan said.

“It is on the hill and gets a really good aspect.”

It is open for inspection at 1pm on Saturday.