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Cooks Hill 56 Laman Street

Sold $1,250,000
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Superb Renovation of an Inner-City Cottage with a Nod to Scandi Design

This classic Cooks Hill worker’s cottage has been cleverly transformed into an inner-urban haven using a raw palette of industrial materials including polished concrete floors and steel beams with the original double brick walls stripped back revealing texture and even the odd possum paw print. Clean minimalist lines, amazing storage solutions, and a cozy, bright interior are all a nod to Scandinavian design. Crafted to maximise every square inch of the property, this two-bedroom residence is a brilliant example of small footprint, big impact living.

Rather than serving just one function, the open plan living space with a large, chef’s kitchen and a work-from-home zone can also accommodate a large dining table for entertaining. Economical to run hydronic under-floor heating keeps things cosy in winter, and cleverly placed skylights and a bi-fold door inject beautiful natural light into the home. And just when you thought things couldn’t get much better, the smart renovation has included a north facing deck for alfresco enjoyment, and a courtyard herb garden.

Rear lane access to park the car adds the finishing touches although it’s an easy decision to leave the car at home and explore everything this prized area has to offer on foot. Pavement cafes, corner pubs and boutique stores set the scene for a fabulous lifestyle.

- Double brick worker’s cottage c.1895 completely renovated including a new roof, electrics, plumbing, windows and insulation
- Five zones hydronic under-floor heating throughout the polished concrete living area and timber floored bedrooms upstairs
- Air-conditioned open plan living area with ethanol fireplace, cleverly zoned to include a home office
- Large chef’s kitchen with stone benches, 5-burner Smeg gas cooktop and electric oven, integrated AEG dishwasher and superb, clever storage solutions
- Bathroom with large shower, in-wall w/c, hydronic heated towel rail, Euro laundry
- Bi-fold doors with concertina fly screen open to covered deck and courtyard
- Two bedrooms on upper level each with built-in storage, one with second office nook
- University of Newcastle city campus and Conservatorium of Music nearby

Disclaimer: We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.


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Property Information

  • Land area approx 95sqm
  • Council Rates $2400/year
  • Water Rates $615/year

Property Features

  • Uncovered Carspaces 1
  • Heating
  • Close to Transport
  • Air Conditioning
  • Close to Shops
  • Close to Schools
  • Built In Wardrobes

Local Information Cooks Hill

The inner-city suburb of Cooks Hill is home to the famous Darby Street as well as pubs and galleries hidden among its leafy streets. With a lively bohemian vibe, Darby Street is renown for its trendy restaurants, cafes, quirky homeware stores, second-hand bookshop and boutique clothing stores.

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Nearest Schools*
  • Government Schools
  • Independent Schools


  • Hunter School of Performing Arts


  • Newcastle East Public School
  • The Junction Public School
  • Hamilton South Public School


  • Newcastle High School
  • Merewether High School
  • Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus


  • Newcastle Grammar School


  • Newcastle Grammar Park School Campus
  • St Joseph's Primary School
  • Holy Family Primary School


  • St Francis Xavier's College
  • San Clemente High School
  • St Francis Xavier's College, San Clemente campus


  • Alesco Senior College
  • St Laurence Flexible Learning Centre
  • St Dominic's Centre
* Nearby schools are selected based on straight-line distance only.
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