Yass homestead ‘Sleepy Hollow’ the perfect blend of old and new

Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Here’s your chance to buy a Yass homestead. Picture: Realestate.com.au

One of the few remaining original farmhouses in Yass is now up for sale.

Lovingly renovated, the 1895-built double brick cottage at 97 Shaw Street has been transformed into a stunning modern home on a verdant, whimsical 4883 sqm landholding with serene pond and bridge.

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Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Picture: Realestate.com.au

Dubbed ‘Sleepy Hollow’, this charming residence sits among lush grounds just a kilometre from the historic township.

The abode has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living spaces, including an expansive back deck that leads inside to a functional family room.

There is also a sitting room with a cosy fireplace.

Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Picture: Realestate.com.au

Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Picture: Realestate.com.au

Selling agent Maria Selleck, from Maria Selleck Properties – Manuka said streaks of old-world charm that characterise the modern home have been a significant drawcard for prospective buyers.

“The property was once part of a larger farm,” Ms Selleck said. “It is one of the few remaining houses dating back to 1895.

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“The house itself has been extended and renovated beautifully. It blends perfectly with the

old house, which was originally a three-bedroom brick house that has been extended all the

way from right to left. Everyone comments on how beautiful this house is.

Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Picture: Realestate.com.au

Ms Selleck said ‘Sleepy Hollow’ was a unique property suited to families seeking a semirural lifestyle in an urban area.

Just 60km from Canberra, Yass was originally an important rural service centre on the Yass

River, and was recognised as one of Australia’s premier sheep growing areas.

Yass home for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au

Picture: Realestate.com.au

In more recent times its industry has moved towards vineyards and tourism with its historic buildings.

Ms Selleck is taking expressions of interest for the sale.





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