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Historic Yass manse with one hectare of gardens up for auction

By Glynis Quinlan 28 October 2017 0

The historic Yass manse. All photos by Matthew Hunter.

A renovated historic Yass manse sitting in one hectare of beautiful gardens is to be auctioned next Saturday and offers all the classic features of a grand residence built in the 1850s.

A sweeping gravel driveway leads to the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 99 Rossi Street, which is located just 500 metres from the main street.

Expected to sell for more than $1 million, the property is already generating strong interest from as far away as France and Scotland.

In its first two open houses, 28 groups of people have inspected the manse and another open house will be held today between 11.45 am and 12.30 pm.

“The cottage manse is a historically-significant residence on a grand scale,” said listing agent Naish Stormon from LJ Hooker Gungahlin.

“99 Rossi Street Yass is a stunning residence of gracious and sophisticated living in a wonderful garden setting,” Mr Stormon said.

“The gardens are simply superb and are surprisingly low maintenance.

“This magnificent home has been sensitively renovated for modern living while retaining all the features of the period.”

Mr Stormon said that those classic features include 3.6-metre ceilings, polished boards, ornate cornices, wide skirtings, open fireplaces, and wide verandahs on two sides.

“The home offers four bedrooms – the main with a large dressing room and renovated ensuite. The other three bedrooms are separated from the main,” Mr Stormon said.


“The modern kitchen opens to a large north-facing deck and is adjacent to a spacious formal dining room.

“The sunroom is naturally the living hub of the house and has a long north-facing wall of windows.

“The home has four separate living areas including a formal lounge and an ideally-positioned study.”


Mr Stormon said that the sunroom, lounge, main bedroom and deck all have views over the town and valley while the other rooms, including the kitchen, look out to the gardens.

“The gardens are simply superb and are surprisingly low maintenance,” he said.

“Car accommodation for four vehicles and a workshop are blended sympathetically into the grounds and a tennis court completes the picture.”

The property will be auctioned onsite at 10 am on Saturday, November 4. Mr Stormon said that the owners will consider offers before the auction.

For more information please contact Mr Stormon on 0488 164 426 or click here.

Below is a video of the property.

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