$1,100,000

785 Great Western Highway, Linden, NSW 2778


Imposing 1870's Residence and Lodge

This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to own your own slice of Blue Mountains history, with stunning valley views Linden Lodge a truly exceptional and rare example of a historic Victorian home built in the Blue Mountains, approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Sydney. This superb region has always highlighted retreats such as B&BS, holiday accommodation, lifestyle properties and now an opportunity for a historic Airbnb; Linden Railway station is just a stroll away.
The opportunity to own one of the Blue Mountains distinguished historic houses is an exceptional prospect to consider. Originally built by William Henderson, a prosperous warehouseman, this Victorian home was completed in 1876. This gracious period home has much of the original features retained and is set on a 5523m² block.
The interiors are calming, spacious and comfortable; on entry is the grand wide central entry hall, with high ceilings and many of the original Victorian features have been maintained throughout the home. Hardwood timber floors and a beautiful timber staircase leads to the lower level, beautiful marble fireplaces, gorgeous windows and French doors leading out to the verandahs provide the ambience and romance of Victorian architecture and a colonial homestead lifestyle.
This home has been noted as a fine and rare example in the Blue Mountains of its time. The homes construction features fine brickwork, tuckpointed with a black mortar and using bullnose bricks on all external corners and openings. Timber verandahs encompass all four sides of this grand colonial Victorian architecture with the south side overlooking picturesque valley views.
History shows the property has been used as a private residence as it is today and has also been used as a country retreat. In 1916 the property became a very successful up-market boarding house and post office from the Lodge until 1919 and later a school. Returning to the use of a private home and retreat, the zoning of the property today is "E4" this provides the opportunity to return to a boutique retreat income property, family home or business opportunity allowed by E 4 zoning subject to council approval. A popular and historically fashionable destination and Mecca for many generations this world heritage area of the Blue Mountains can be enjoyed from a short day or weekend trip from Sydney. The Blue Mountains has been synonymous for relaxation, total adventure and breathtaking views, galleries including the famous Norman Lindsay home and gallery, fine food and wine. This superb region has always highlighted retreats such as B&BS, holiday accommodation, lifestyle properties and now Airbnb; Linden Railway station is just a stroll away; Henderson had Linden Railway station built with support from neighbours.
* Simple elegance is the central feature of this home, making it timeless and still very appealing to this day.
* Linden Lodge offers a rare opportunity to secure one of the Blue Mountains most rear and important historic county homes in the area.
Parking for a number of vehicles
* A magnificent 2-meter-wide central entry hall
* Formal living room with marble fireplace French doors to the verandah
* Spacious formal dining room with open marble fireplace, chandelier opens to the verandah
* Timber kitchen with casual dining opens to the south facing valley view and verandah with fireplace.
* Deep timber skirting and architraves frame around windows and doors
* Second generous living room on the lower level includes a combustion fireplace and opens to sandstone flagged verandah
* 5 bedrooms
* Throughout the home there are 5 fireplaces
* Generously sized office with internal and external access lower level
* Two bathrooms, lower level bathroom is a combined laundry bathroom
* French doors open to the verandah from 3 bedrooms, living, dining and the kitchen casual dining Electrics updated approx. 1995
* Storeroom lower level could create the option of a walk-in linen room
* Sandstone flagging featured around the verandah lower level verandah and walls
* Fine tuckpointed brickwork with black mortar with bullnose bricks on all external corners and openings
* Australian hardwood polished timber floors
* Magnificent internal timber staircase to the lower level
* Serviced by town water and power
* Natural gas connected
* Septic
* The gas heater has ducts needing replacing
* Linden Lodge is located 9km 10min From Faulconbridge and 10min 9.2km Springwood Village
* 45minutes from the intended Badgerys Creek airport
* 1hour 30 from Sydney airport
* Located within a culturally, environmentally, and historically rich world heritage area of the Blue Mountains, with Lindens famous Observatory, Faulconbridge Norman Lindsay Gallery and well-known icons such as the Three sisters, waterfalls, bush walks and Laura moments away. The region offers quality public and private schools, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants
* This building is such a rear example of Victorian architecture of its time and location
* Circa 1865-1876 Construction time: Linden Lodge survives as a rare example of a Victorian home built in masonry in the Blue Mountains
* Henderson was one of a group of resident's instrumentals in having a public school opened at Springwood.
* A railway platform was conveniently built nearby, known as Henderson's and then as Linden, after the house, easy access to Linden railway station and bus services.
* Linden Lodge is a 1 1/2 storey house set close to the Great Western Highway and easy access to rail services and M4
* The original grant of the land was made to William Henderson in 1865: this originally comprised of 40 acres (16 hectares) Please note "Not the amount of land on offer today"
* The property once boasted a tennis court a 9-hole golf course; sadly, those days have past and have been left as a note of a prosperous lifestyle and history of the past.
* Paths throughout with rock retaining walls are to be rediscovered
* Examples of sandstone built outcropped can be found
* With the potential for those wanting 2 large living apartments, one on the upper floor and one on the lower level.
* The property offers further adventure to discover and enhance maintaining the history and moving forward.
* Current use: Private Residence
* Former use: Guest house; Country Retreat; School; Post Office
* In the early 1920s the Stuarts sold Linden Lodge to Walter Heath, constructing a nine-hole golf course within the grounds.
* Former use: Guest house; Country Retreat; School; Post Office
* Restored in 1979 then further updates and Electrics updated approx. 1995

Note: The original property was set over 6 titles with a total area of approximately 15 hectares. The home is set on one title and includes 5523m² block. The additional land is NOT included with this home and land package, however, is available for sale on 5 titles at this time if wanting to retain the full 15 hectares (Approximately) and original setting.

The property and location are an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the greater Blue Mountains scenic heritage areas and local townships and villages. Alternatively, just to chill out and experience all this world heritage Blue Mountains area has to offer.
To view this property by appointment call Century 21 Combined Springwood Gary Bardwell

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