Sale tops previous Goulburn price record by $1m
A stately country manor, set in the heart of Goulburn, has set a new residential record for the rural hub after selling for $2.15m.
The heritage-listed Victorian Italianate residence, known as `Hurstville’, built in 1861, beat the previous top price for the region of $1.15m.
Agent Justin Gay from Ray White said the property is unique and unlike anything in town but for many years had become a bit of a `ghetto’.
It underwent a stunning transformation based on original photos of the home. It now has many period features including chandeliers, fireplaces, French doors, marble bench tops and stone floors.
“It really is magnificent — this is a $12 million to $30 million property if it was in Sydney,” Mr Gay said.
“The entry is stunning, you can just picture ballrooms leading off it, you turn around to the double front doors and it is just magic.”
The impressive five bedroom building was originally designed for Anne Hurst, widow of the wealthy Methodist Minister, the Reverend Benjamin Hurst, who died in 1857.
A later owner converted the property into a block of six flats but it became derelict. Sydney-based sellers Peter Caucino and Yvonne Aris purchased the property from the Anglican Church back in 2004.
They extensively renovated the home and reconfigured the layout to its original format with a formal living room, two studies, a wine cellar, a garden room and entertainment terrace.
The home, located at 224-246 Cowper Street, was listed on the market at the end of 2017 and took 12 months to sell.
It was purchased by a family who plan on relocating from just outside Dubbo, to be closer to family.
“Many years ago the gentleman used to stay around the corner in a big boarding house-like accommodation and fell in love with Hurstville,” Mr Gay said.
“He was at the auction of the property when it was derelict and sold previously and has kept his eye on it over the years.”