School is Out! Are you In?
- 5 Beds
- 1 Bath
Sutton Forest Public School has now come to the end of a long and proud era and has served the regional area for over 100 years. Set on five beautiful green acres with Payne River frontage in the historical village of Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands this exceptional property comprises the original sandstone schoolhouse built in C1879, original sandstone and weatherboard headmasters residence, a separate weatherboard cottage, weathershed c1880, a large class room, children's amenities block and storage outbuildings.
The solid sandstone school house was purpose built by Government Architect George Mansfield in the Victorian Rustic Gothic style and retains much of its original character, including steep pitched, gabled roofs with unusual pierced-work decoration to the bargeboards, tall and narrow brickwork chimneys, a gothic lancet-arched entrance porch, timber sash windows and high lined ceiling.
The residence which is in excellent condition dates from the Victorian period, c1871, built of sandstone and weatherboard, emanates charm and character of yesteryear with its gabled roof line, 12 foot ceilings, original wide timber architraves, sandstone internal walls, 5 rooms with original fireplaces, wide hallway, timber floors under the carpet and timber sash windows, good sized kitchen with wood stove and a separate bathroom.
The landscaping comprises a well cambered full size oval, old specimen trees and mature gardens edged in sandstone and an old well can also be found on the grounds.
This is a very unique property which lends itself to limitless possibilities (STCA) with R5 zoning. Inspections are highly recommended to contemplate creating your own piece of history call
Lynda Sutherland on 0499 614 609
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