31 May 2018

Victorian home and stables built in 1870 offer a rare piece of Goulburn history

| Glynis Quinlan
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Stately Leigh House is for sale in Goulburn. All photos by Eye Above Photography.

A stately Victorian Gothic home built as a rectory in 1870 has gone on the market in Goulburn along with historic stone stables which have been converted into a separate dwelling.

Leigh House at 2-4 Chantry Street has a distinctive presence in Goulburn with the four chimneys of the two-storey house visible across the city’s roofscape from a distance.

The main home is currently separated into two dwellings and – along with the stables – offers the potential for three rental incomes or to be used as a large family home.

The property is open for expressions of interest but has a price guide in the mid $800,000s.

Listing agent Tom Antony of Antony and Edwards Real Estate said Leigh House encapsulates a rare piece of Goulburn’s history and boasts one of the best examples of solid, rubble stonework in the Southern Tablelands.

Originally built as a rectory for local Reverend Richard Leigh, the property has only had eight owners in its history.

Leigh House sits on a 1200 square metre parcel of park-like grounds and has a range of original features including local stonework, ornate cornices, gables with decorative bargeboards, original cedar and period skirting.

“You’re buying a bit of history that can’t be replicated,” said Mr Antony.

The original main house has been converted into two dwellings – one upstairs and the other downstairs. There are separate entries, with an external door to the staircase.

Mr Antony said the two units are currently leased, with total rental income of $28,600 per annum plus the potential for further rental income from the stables.

The ground floor unit includes a foyer, two large bedrooms, an original marble fireplace, large lounge, two sunrooms, two bathrooms, a study, a laundry and a kitchen/dining area with modern appliances and an old, wood-burning stove.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms as well as a study or third bedroom, a large living room, a bathroom and a kitchen/dining area.

The stables were recently converted into a modern two-storey studio apartment with a kitchen/living area downstairs and a cosy, loft-style bedroom with bathroom upstairs. The apartment is fenced off from the main house and quite separate.

Mr Antony said it would be easy to convert the main house back into one home if buyers wanted to make it their family home.

“The options are endless – enjoy rental income from all three dwellings, live in one and lease the others or occupy them all, giving your expanded family space to grow,” Mr Antony said.

For more information or to arrange an inspection contact Mr Antony on 0427 900 569 or click here.

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