Charm and Potential in Rare Investment Opportunity
For the first time in more than three decades, this beautiful former bank building in Branxton, NSW is on the market, affording astute investors the unique opportunity to create something special.
Built in 1939 as the Bank of New South Wales, the property retains most of its superb original features, including silky oak joinery, three fireplaces, double-hung windows, and Flemish bond brickwork. To the rear of the building there is an attached residence, which was originally the bank manager’s home. Downstairs there is a good-sized living room with a double-sided fireplace, and a spacious formal dining room that features a lovely, north-facing bay window. A generous, eat-in kitchen has a walk-in pantry, and towards the back of the home there is a storage cupboard and an extra-large laundry.
A magnificent curved staircase with timber trim leads to the first floor, where four double bedrooms are situated. Three of the bedrooms feature dormer windows; the main has two, as well as its own fireplace. All of the bedrooms have built-in-robes, and there is a centrally located family bathroom with separate shower and toilet. To the rear of the first floor, a cosy library overlooks the garden, and provides the perfect spot to curl up in the sunshine with a good book, or to gaze out toward the Barrington Tops.
The original banking chamber with direct street frontage is largely unchanged, with the original strong room still in place. The former bank manager’s office, situated to one side, has its own fireplace and a separate internal exit door.
In the 1950s a single-storey extension—sympathetic to the building’s original design—was added to one side, providing a large kitchen and staff room for the commercial space.
The commercial premises lend themselves to a multitude of potential uses, from a legal or medical practice, to a wine tourism focused business. The capacious vault would work equally well for safely storing a law practice’s valuable documents, as it would for cellaring special vintages for a quirky wine bar.
As well as the commercial part of the building, the residence itself has huge potential. While its double-brick construction has created a sound structure with impressive thermal qualities, there is room for the purchaser to add value with some contemporary additions. Similarly, with time and imagination, much could be achieved with the property’s large, level site, such as a gallery, or boutique accommodation for the booming wine tourism market.
This is a rare chance to purchase a genuinely exceptional property with vast potential. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team to arrange a viewing.
• Commercial building with main street frontage
• 2 offices and walk-in safe
• Attached residence
• 4 bedrooms with BIRs
• Double brick
• Original features
• 3 fireplaces
• 1600m2 corner block
• Double garage
To register to bid at the Auction, follow the link - https://buy.realtair.com/properties/92853