Feels Like Home: 361 Rankin Street

WHEN it comes to historic homes, there are few in Bathurst that could compare to ‘Rosevale’. 

Located at 361 Rankin Street, this Victorian home offers an interesting story and future full of potential. 

Century 21 principal Troy Kearney said the home would be one of the oldest documented in Bathurst, having been built in 1860 by prominent plasterer Ebenezer Davis.

Inside are examples of fine architecture of the time, including 12-foot high ceilings, ornate cornices and the original ceiling roses. 

All of these are in exquisite condition given the age of the property. 

“For a house that was built over 100 years ago, there is not a crack in them,” Mr Kearney said.  

The main dwelling offers three generous bedrooms, each with a fireplace, plus a large living space with garden views and a sitting room.

The main bedroom is definitely ahead of its time, with his and her walk-in-robes located to one side. 

One of the things that makes this property so unique is its offering of three additional dwellings. 

One of these dwellings, the stable, is actually older than the house, records showing it was built in 1837. 

The two-storey building now features plumbing and electrical services, but still offers a lot of the original architecture.

Downstairs the mangers used to feed horses are still in tact, while upstairs you can see more of the structure with the exposed beams. 

Attached to the main house are two additional dwellings, which were the servants’ quarters and the guest house. 

Both offer a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space. 

The buildings all have their own charm and history, but another eye-catching feature of ‘Rosevale’ is its gardens. 

A variety of plants and trees call this garden home and they work together to give the property a stunning green space. 

The rear garden also offers other attractive features, such as a pergola with climbing vines and a well. 

In addition to all of this, ‘Rosevale’ is incredibly private and has a wealth of off-street parking available. 

Mr Kearney said this property is an extremely rare find, not only because of its extensive history, but for the potential it presents to the buyer.

“It is a great opportunity to turn an early Victorian home into a bed and breakfast,” he said. 

“You can have a nice boutique home generating income with three dwellings.”

‘Rosevale’ is scheduled to go to auction on October  27, but the owner is willing to accept offers prior to this date.

An open home inspection will be held on Friday from 1.45pm to 2.15pm.

For further details, call 6331 1444.