Victorian Splendour

‘Warrane’, situated in the beautiful leafy village of Lorn, is one of the Hunter Valley’s oldest and most prestigious estate homes. Built in 1872, ‘Warrane’ means ‘place of clear water’, believed to be derived from the aboriginal name given to Sydney Cove in the early 1800s.

For 12 years, Kylee Hughes has been the proud owner and custodian of this majestic, five-bedroom property.  Kylee commissioned designer Chris Cole Clark to bring the home back to its former glory, with empathy for its historic and unique style.

The home creates an ambience of mystique grandeur which lies within. Located in the very popular Maitland suburb of Lorn, well known for its heritage neighbourhood, there have been a lucky few who have entered those impressive doors.

The home offers the visual splendour of period features with a hint of the grand lifestyle of bygone years, with wide, shady verandahs, wrought iron lace trims, and French doors opening onto the garden.

From the moment you walk through the handmade, black wrought iron doors with the “W” crest, you know you are going to experience something exceptional. The entry foyer features a Chinese temple drum and antique rice chest resting on stunning black and white marble flooring running the length of the hall.

Read more in Edition 75 of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.