House for Sale

61 Francis Street Richmond, NSW 2753

AuctionPlay Video
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4 Cars

Inspection and auction details

  • Inspection:Saturday
    28April
    11:00am - 11:45am
  • Auction
    19May11:00am
    11:00am
    On Site

Auction location: On Site

Request an inspection
House for Sale in Richmond

Iconic Benson House Circa early 1840's

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4 Cars

Benson House' is a majestic Georgian residence of distinguished pedigree & steeped in local history. Presenting a rare opportunity to purchase one of the finest examples of early Hawkesbury architecture & located within Richmond's exclusive dress circle on an impressive 2586sqm allotment (just under 2/3rds of an acre) with spectacular views over the lowlands & to the mountains beyond.
Rich in traditional details from the era with stunning marble fireplaces, soaring 12ft pressed metal ceilings, hand crafted Australian red cedar joinery, beautiful imported French crystal chandeliers & bespoke hand painted French inspired kitchen, the current owners have transformed this impressive home with an impeccable restoration, recreating a magnificent showpiece of elegance and grandeur.
The original residence known as Tycawina' was built for William Murry Benson, a shipwright, his wife Marion and their family in the early 1840's as a single story dwelling with barn, detached kitchen & other outbuildings. The home was subsequently extended with the addition of a second storey in the 1890s by Prosper Henry Ridge who was very active in local affairs & served as Mayor from 1892 - 1896.
The former servant's quarters & scullery adjoin the main residence by a convict brick paved courtyard, & provides a fully self-contained additional accommodation, ideal for the extended family or guests. A private garden showcasing a historic sculpture of Queen Victoria gifted to Prosper Ridge by Lord & Lady Jersey who were distinguished guests at Tycawina' during their visit on the occasion of the turning on of the new water supply in 1892. The property also features a subterranean cellar & the original well.
Discreetly positioned beyond beautiful French iron entrance gates with an impressive 37.8m property frontage, this exquisite Georgian residence overlooks sprawling level lawns & a vast selection of ornamental trees including magnolia, 150 year old crepe myrtle, jacaranda, 100 year old bay leaf tree & original mile pine'. This beautiful garden features a classic imported French gazebo adorned with a dazzling display of roses, beds of salvia, camellias, perennial bulbs & a magnificent French sandstone water feature & has provided a romantic setting for family weddings, fabulous garden parties & many memorable social gatherings over the decades.
"Benson House" is an outstanding spacious family home, iconic within the district, abounding in charm & timeless character, & steeped in glorious history. The property is moments from local schools, shopping centres, public transport, parklands & within easy reach of the Sydney CBD.
Main residence:
• Grand entry foyer & hallways with original wide timber floorboards & cedar joinery and doors
• Study with original wall stencils, marble fireplace, 19th century French crystal chandelier
• Family living room with souring pressed metal ceilings, marble fireplaces & elegant chandeliers
• Bespoke hand crafted kitchen with Smeg Victorian style 110cm dual fuel free-standing oven/stove
• Fully integrated dishwasher and refrigerator, water filter, range hood
• Exposed beams, deep porcelain sink, large pantry, Caesar-stone benchtops
• Family dining room with fireplace, downstairs bathroom combined laundry with built in cabinetry
• Main bathroom with Georgian cast iron bath, marble tiles & 18th century French oak vanity
• 4 huge upstairs bedrooms with marble fireplaces & master bedroom with French doors and balcony access
• Upstairs sun room or children's play room, downstairs TV room/sitting room or library
• Top level verandah with spectacular views of the lowlands, watch the sun set over the mountains
• Original staircase & balustrade crafted from Australian red cedar
• Crushed granite driveway, sandstone flagging
Secondary accommodation:
• Large bedroom with built in wardrobes
• New kitchen with S/S gas oven and pantry, combined laundry/bathroom
• Central living & dining room with slow combustion fireplace
• Private covered outdoor BBQ and entertaining area
Additional features:
• Workshop/storage shed, rain water tank, fully irrigated gardens
• Subterranean cellar, vegetable garden, old well and out-house
• Privately set back behind a brand new timber front fence with cast iron entrance gates imported from France
• A wonderful selection of intimate spaces within the garden to relax and soak up the atmosphere
• An abundance of space that easily caters for large social gatherings, weddings and parties
• Local Council Heritage listed (facade only) - listed on the Hawkesbury Historial walk
• Currently owner occupied as a family residence it has previously been utilized as professional rooms

Land:

2,586m² / 0.64 acres

Parking:

4 off street parks

Bedrooms:

6

Bathrooms:

3

Contact

Agents

  • Loading...
Loading...

Loan Market

Loan Market mortgage brokers have relationships with over 30 lenders and compare the interest rates and features of over 800 different loan products to find the right loan for you.

Suburb

Richmond

Do you want to find out more about this suburb? Enter your details to receive a free comprehensive suburb report.

Get your suburb report