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Elegant stately home

2 Up and Down Lane (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

House-hunters in love with the architecture of the Edwardian era might find Upaway difficult to resist.

Its style mimics that period, with the high ceilings, wood flooring and grand porches one might expect.

Joy Lusher Real Estate Ltd is offering the 1.35-acre property for $2.45 million.

“This stately home was built during the Edwardian era in 1916 on a prime, elevated lot at the top of a private lane in Paget,” said realtor Liz Lusher. “Its south-facing position was chosen to take advantage of the wonderful views of Hamilton Harbour, the South Shore and the southerly summer breezes.”

The four-bedroom home at 2 Up and Down Lane boasts 10 foot ceilings.

Southerly breezes maintain “a comfortable temperature” in the summer, so air-conditioning isn’t a necessity.

“Deep porches upstairs and down span the width of the front of the house and are perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, or simply lounging with a good book and enjoying the view,” Ms Lusher said.

“On the main level are the entry foyer, spacious living room with fireplace, dining room leading to the eat-in kitchen, small home office and a den or fourth bedroom with full bathroom nearby — ideal for guests, or as a nanny’s quarters. The informal entrance in this area brings you into the kitchen via a mudroom/laundry.

On the upper level off the landing are the master bedroom, with en suite bathroom and two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a door leading to the upper balcony.”

The size of the property allows “the utmost privacy”, the realtor added.

“The grounds include a variety of mature plantings, well-kept hedges, lawns, gardens, fertile vegetable and banana patches and avocado trees. There is also a separate garage and a swimming pool located in a picturesque, private setting alongside the house.

“It’s a truly special property!”

The sale includes approved plans for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage, which have lapsed.