Welcome to a residence that transcends the ordinary – 78 Dilkera Ave, Valentine. Nestled in the prestigious Old Valentine, this family home is a celebration of timeless classical style and the epitome of lakeside living. Picture a life where sunsets over the lake are not just a view but a cherished daily ritual, easily enjoyed with a 1-minute stroll or a leisurely lounge on the verandah.

This two-storey abode stands solid, boasting a concrete slab, hardwood frame, and double brick structure adorned with charming cedar windows and French doors. The location is a dream, just a gentle 2-minute walk to the glorious Lake Macquarie, complete with a nearby boat ramp and park. The Green Point Reserve pathways, a lifestyle village cafĂ©, and the popular Valentine’s Bowling Club are also part of the local charm.

Step inside, and you’ll discover a kitchen that’s a chef’s dream. White Caesar stone benchtops with a dark grey waterfall edge provide a stylish backdrop to culinary creations. The Smeg oven and induction cooktop, glass rangehood, and glass splashback add to the appeal. Original polished timber floorboards grace the upstairs bedrooms and study, while high ceilings downstairs create an airy, welcoming atmosphere.

The northerly aspect of the house invites cooling breezes, enhanced by covered verandahs on three sides. Zoned ducted reverse cycle air conditioning upstairs and downstairs, along with a split-system A/C for the kitchen/dining area, ensures comfort in every corner.

The outdoors are an extension of the home’s charm, with well-established, low-maintenance landscaped gardens. Private entertaining areas, including a fire pit enclave with sandstone seating and rustic brick pavers, beckon for evenings of relaxation and connection.

Inside, the home exudes warmth with original solid polished timber floors, two fireplaces (one in the master upstairs and one in the lounge downstairs), and a feeling of home that’s hard to replicate. The features continue, from the remote double garage with a workshop space to the back-to-base alarm system, enhancing security.

Cedar French doors and windows add character throughout, while north and west-facing Lake Macquarie water views complete the package. The versatile floor plan offers room for customization, allowing spaces to transform according to your needs.

In this residence, elegance meets functionality, and every detail speaks of a life well-lived. Now, envision all of this with an asking price of $2,465,000. This is more than a home; it’s an invitation to a lifestyle where timeless beauty and lakeside living intertwine seamlessly.