Historic home that's been in same family for 110 years on the market

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A historic but rundown home which has undergone minimal changes in more than 100 years may vanish forever when it’s sold on Saturday. 

The 19th century built home in Newcastle, north of Sydney, is on the market after being in the same family for 110 years. 

Few updates have been made since English migrants William and Jane Warburton bought the three bedroom Maryville home in 1911 after moving from Sydney.

Their granddaughter Shirley ‘Margaret’ Mayo, now almost 89, has lived in the property for most of her life but recently moved into full-time aged care.

Her family hope the new owners will return the beloved but dilapidated home to its former glory or transform it into a modern masterpiece.

However, they are also prepared for the fact it may be demolished to capitalise on the huge block close to the centre of the bustling city.  

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The family connection to the house has extended to the upcoming auction with Ms Mayo’s fifth cousin, Bryce Gibson, enlisted as the selling agent.

The LJ Hooker Cessnock selling principal told Daily Mail Australia it was a bittersweet decision for the family to put the house on the market. 

‘It’s sad to see such a long family tradition come to a close, but it’s time for a new chapter,’ Mr Gibson said. 

To say the home has plenty of original features is a vast understatement. The kitchen may have been modernised – but that was more likely last done in the 1950s.  

The living room has high ceilings, decorative chair rail and dado boards on the walls and floorboards under the carpet.

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‘I’m a lover of history, but the house needs some work in its present state,’ Mr Gibson concedes.

‘It’s a blank canvas for the new owners. We would love to see some of the features restored to their former glory.’

The property, which has a listing price of $1.2 million, sits on two lots which total 455.4 square metres.

It’s been described as ‘bursting’ with charm and character.

‘This is a rare moment in history that may never be seen again,’ the property description states.

Three double-sized bedrooms are in addition to a separate dining and generous lounge room, which has a fireplace.

A detached garage and large backyard make the lot ideal for redevelopment.

Ms Mayo and the family have come to terms with the possibility the house may be knocked down and rebuilt.

‘It needs to have a new chapter,’ Mr Gibson told Daily Mail Australia. 

The Warburton family emigrated to Australia from England in 1895 and settled in Sydney’s eastern suburbs before making the decision to move north about a decade later.

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The Warburtons built and lived in a number of homes in inner-city Newcastle, including the 53 Estell Street Maryville address owned by William and Jane, who brought the home in 1911. 

Mr Warburton was a tailor and costumier who worked from home before setting up shop nearby, where he worked right up to his death. 

Some of his belongings, including dressmakers’ scissors, tools and boxes of buttons were recently found underneath the house, which the family will keep.

‘We’re sure the new owners will unearth more historical treasures ,which will be a pleasant surprise for them,’ Mr Gibson said. 

Ms Mayo, known as Aunt Marg moved into her maternal grandparents’ home when she was eight and has lived in the area for much of her life.

Her parents Arthur and Jean inherited the house after her grandparents died in the 1950s before ownership was passed onto Ms Mayo in the 1970s, who has been the long-term owner since. 

‘She’s lived in that house more or less her whole life except for those first few years,’ her cousin Janene Gibson told the Newcastle Herald.

‘It’s been a very hard decision but there’s no other alternative really.’

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Her son Bryce has fielded a lot of interest from potential buyers since the property’s market launch two weeks ago.

‘There has been solid interest in the early millions,’ he said.

‘There have been a few Sydneysiders but much of the interest has been local. I’m confident of a good sale.’

He said locals have been attracted to the ideal location within walking distance to shops, public transport, open spaces, Throsby Creek and a shared cycleway.

The house will go under the hammer at a virtual auction on Saturday (October 23).

Mr Gibson has a simple message for the new owners.

‘Enjoy.’ 

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