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This two for one will tempt you to Harden’s historic street

Lisa Herbert 20 September 2019
A two for one Federation Duplex in the best street in town. Photo: Supplied

A two for one Federation Duplex in the best street in town. Photos: Supplied.

Adjoining duplex houses at 94-96 Neill Street, Harden, NSW, are on the market for just $459,000. This property is offered for sale by Property Now.

The twin-township of Harden- Murrumburrah is only 90 minutes from Canberra, 30 minutes from Young and is an ideal community if you are seeking a change of pace.

This quiet railway town on the South West Slopes of NSW is known for its friendly, vibrant community. The surrounding ‘Hilltops’ Region is famous for its cherries and stone fruit, with cherry season kicking off at a festival in Young every December.

Office space in your downtown duplex. Photo: Supplied.

Office space in your downtown duplex.

The town itself has a rich history covering the gold rush era, visits from bushrangers, the very first ‘Australian Light Horse’ (the first muster and enrolments of the 1st Australian Volunteer Horse took place in Harden Murrumburrah in 1897), old-world charm and with many Federation buildings adorning the wide streets.

Original fireplaces and other features in your solid Harden home. Photo: Supplied

Original fireplaces and other features in your solid Harden home.

This property is located in Neill Street, which is the real heart of Harden. This almost-main street is located between the Burley Griffin Highway and the railway line, and is a true time-warp, unaffected by major highway traffic.

There are old Federation bank buildings of brown brick with beautiful and unique features, stunning halls, institutes and hotels, and the elaborate two-story train station. This neighbourhood gives you a true sense of Harden at the turn of the 20th Century.

Harden will tempt you out of the city with this Federation duplex. Photo: Supplied

Harden will tempt you out of the city with this Federation duplex.

The property is currently a duplex over two titles but could easily be converted into a single dwelling. This solid building was constructed in around 1890 and has double brick exterior walls and brick interior walls.

During recent renovations, the current owners retained it as two dwellings, using the second dwelling for visiting family and friends. It would be ideal for your extended family or could be let on a short or long-term basis, giving you solid income for the future.

Extensive renovations include a new kitchen in one half of the duplex. Photo: Supplied

Extensive renovations include a new kitchen in one half of the duplex.

During the refurbishment, a new roof was installed and the property was painted inside and out in a fresh and neutral palette. One new kitchen was installed, along with two new bathrooms, and two reverse-cycle ducted air conditioners. Extensive built-in wardrobes and cupboards were added, plus various new floor coverings and window treatments.

The sense of the Federation era still remains in this Harden home. Photo: Supplied

The sense of the Federation era still remains in this Harden home.

In total, the home boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, two large lounge/dining areas, two kitchens, a lovely sunroom across the combined dwellings and an ample north-facing front verandah with sunshade blinds.

The building retains many original features, including fireplace hearths and surrounds, period sash windows and gleaming wide wooden floors throughout.

Plenty of original features and gleaming floorboards in Harden. Photo: Supplied

Plenty of original features and new floor coverings in Harden.

Other features include a new double garage with electronic door and ceiling insulation. Both dwellings are zoned ‘B4 Mixed Use’. One has previously been used for an accounting practice, so you can use your imagination when finding tenants.

Two new bathrooms have been added to the Neill Street Property. Photo: Supplied

Two new bathrooms have been added to the Neill Street Property.

The recently landscaped main street has dramatic date palms and trees shading the attractive Federation shops, hotels and banks.

The duplex is located on the edge of the Harden shopping area and is in easy walking distance to the dentist, doctors, chemist, grocery store, newsagent, post office, butcher, baker and speciality stores.

The Burley Griffin Way is a vital link from the Riverina to Sydney, with thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit, wine, grain and produce making their way through town daily.

Large, low-maintenance yards with ample room for veggie gardens. Photo: Supplied.

Large, low-maintenance yards with ample room for veggie gardens.

Harden is a friendly farming town, an agricultural area with rich local soils and a cool, dry climate. Ideal for wheat, oats, canola, lupins, mustard oil seed and cold climate fruits including nashi pears, cherries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, prunes, apricots and wine.

This is real country life, at a great price, waiting just for you. If you’ve dreamed of making a life in rural Australia, arrange an inspection in this lovely historic town.

This property is offered for sale by Property Now. Phone: 1300 815 051 and use enquiry code 9626.


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