HISTORIC HOME: An amazing property featuring many original features is ready to be brought back to its former glory, at 7 Coleman St, Lismore.
HISTORIC HOME: An amazing property featuring many original features is ready to be brought back to its former glory, at 7 Coleman St, Lismore. Alison Paterson

Historic House open for inspection

UPDATE:  'GWALIA House', a circa 1920s  three-storey timber residence at 7 Coleman St, Lismore, will be open for inspection tomorrow, Saturday December 1.

R Gordon & Son will host the open house from 10-10.30am.

Contact Nathan Gordon on 0410 478 845.

 

Original story: A HERITAGE-listed residence which last changed hands in 1984 for just $44,000 is now on the market.

Situated in the St Andrew's Heritage Precinct, 'Gwalia House' the circa 1920s charming three-storey timber residence at 7 Coleman St, Lismore, sits on 529 sqm and is currently divided into four apartments.

The property's intriguing history which includes time as a boarding house, offers immense potential for the savvy renovator as it could be refurbished into a marvellous family home or divided into a number of self-contained units.

Containing many grand original architectural features including sash windows, picture rails, high ceilings and architraves, the property comprises 11 bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for four vehicles.

The residence holds an imposing position on the street and offers immense scope for a buyer keen to bring the home back to its former glory.

Set in a delightful tropical garden with many mature plants and shrubs, the property is well set back from the road so has plenty of privacy.

There are massive grand verandas on the second and third levels which allow for cooling breezes and plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends.

Marketed by R Gordon & Son, the property is listed for sale via expressions of interest.

It appears to be on the market for only the third time in its history.

It is thought the architect of the old Lismore Hospital by the Wilson River designed the home for its first owner, William Cyffin Roberts.

In 2010 The Northern Star interviewed then-owners Charlie, 69, and Carol Evans, 63, who had bought the then run-down but charming house in 1984 for what seems now an unbelievable price of $44,000.

0410 478 845



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