Restored historic NSW manor on the market

ONE of regional New South Wales’ most stately historic manors is on the market, with an asking price of $2,450,000.

‘Hurstville’, a grand 1861 country house in Goulburn, has been listed through Ray White Goulburn principal Justin Gay.

“We’ve had some magnificent buildings change hands in the area, but this will set a new benchmark in town for residential sales,” Mr Gay said.

Sydney-based owners Peter Caucino and Yvonne Aris extensively renovated the property after purchasing it in 2004 from the Anglican Church, when it was six rundown flats.

“They restored the residence using original photos someone had given them,” Mr Gay said.

“They poured a million dollars into it 13 or 14 years ago, plus three years of their lives.

“This is the first time in 80 years it is being sold as a home.”

The five-bedroom home, on a 2567sq m parcel of land, contains formal living rooms, two studies, a wine cellar, garden room and vast entertaining terrace.

Gorgeous interiors feature chandeliers, fireplaces, bay windows, soaring 3.6m ceilings, French doors, marble benchtops and stone floors.

The Victorian Italianate house was designed for Anne Hurst, the widow of the wealthy Methodist Minister, The Reverend Benjamin Hurst, who died in 1857.

“We’ve fielded enquiries from Sydney, Victoria and even the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Gay said.

“There’s also been strong local interest in the property.”

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