A 129 year old homestead in the semirural suburb of Pitt Town, once part of a large orchard, could be set to undergo a major facelift.
Once part of a larger 2.4ha estate and surrounded by orchards, the land was sold last year for just under $5 million. It will now be subdivided into 11 smaller 5,000sq m blocks to be sold separately — the 1890s farmhouse is on one allotment.
Agent Hamish Rogers from Hamish Rogers Realty said the home, located at 102 Hall Street, is not only charming and character-filled but is as “solid as a rock”. It retains many period features with a wraparound veranda, decorative high ceilings, stone walls and wide hallways. Rustic remnants of the home’s original outdoor kitchen still remain on the property and it is heritage listed.
“The kitchen was always outside in those days in case the wood stove caught alight,” Mr Rogers said.
“It could be given a major facelift and turned into an outside rumpus, bar or barbecue area.”
Owned by farming pioneers the Wilbow family until 2014, the three-bedroom property has been updated for modern living. It is expected to be sold for about $1.8 million.
“It is a grand old homestead on pretty much a blank canvas, I wouldn’t be surprised if an architect or builder created an absolute masterpiece on the ground and inside,” Mr Rogers said.
Latest figures from CoreLogic RP Data show the median house price in Pitt Town has remained stable at $1.33m in the 12 month ending in October. There were 78 house sales recorded during this time.
The suburb is popular with young families and retirees looking for smaller rural holdings close to the Hawkesbury River. It is situated a 35-minute drive to Castle Hill via Windsor Rd; 17 minutes to Rouse Hill and 10 minutes to Windsor.
“We will never have residential on our doorstep, we will always have that natural moat around us to buffer us from development,” Mr Rogers said.