THINKING of living large?
Fifty acres, nine bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms could all be yours.
A 1920 heritage estate known as Lidsdale House, originally Neubeck House, has hit the market with a price guide of $2.5 million.
The property situated at 1384 Castlereagh Highway in Lidsdale, is currently owned by Centennial Coal and used as headquarters and commercial offices but could present endless opportunities for the next buyer.
The property is being marketed for sale via an Expressions of Interest campaign through Deborah Cullen of Cullen Royle and LJ Hooker Lithgow's Jamie Giokaris.
"While it has been used as an office, there is so much potential for other uses, and we expect a range of buyers to be interested," Ms Cullen said.
"There's potential to transform it into an accommodation residence, such as a guest house, or to turn it back into a gracious family estate." she said.
Lidsdale House was designed by Lithgow architect Arthur Isley and built by local mine owner Frank Neubeck.
It was originally constructed from sandstone with highly regarded parkland style gardens designed in the 1940s by one of Australia's foremost garden designers Paul Sorenson, who is also famous for his Leura 'Everglades'.
Ms Cullen said the estate was well-known in the area for hosting local community gatherings with the use of its pool and tennis courts back in the 1900s.
Other features of the property include a new granite kitchen with Smeg gas appliances and Carrara marble benchtops, a glass enclosed winter lounge room, generous living room and wrap around garden terrace, a grand formal lounge room (formerly a ballroom), formal dining room, a sandstone barbeque pavilion, sheltered entertaining courtyard, original stables, workshop, double garage and a fruit orchard.
"It also has a 180 square metre former coach house, which is perfect for repurposing into a studio or authentic farm shed or stables," Ms Cullen said.
Mr Giokaris expected significant interest in the property from Sydney-based buyers.
"The Lithgow region has become a vibrant regional area that is increasingly attracting tree changers," he said.
"As a regional town with plenty of appeal, located just two hours west of Sydney, its popularity has grown in recent years, particularly since the pandemic began and the rise in working from home."
Mr Giokris said Lidsdale House was a unique property.
"Having been there for more than 100 years it will undoubtedly attract strong buyer interest."
The Expressions of Interest campaign for the property will close at 4pm on Tuesday, March 30.
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