Rosemary Graves in her State heritage-listed property, Arcola.
Rosemary Graves in her State heritage-listed property, Arcola. Adam Hourigan

Historic home for sale

ANYONE who has ever dreamt of owning one of Grafton's grand old homes now has a golden opportunity with the historic and prestigious river-side property, Arcola, up for sale.

The State Heritage-listed home in Victoria St, circa 1907, has been lovingly restored to its turn-of-last-century glory by its owner Rosemary Graves.

Kylie Pearson of Elders Real Estate Grafton, the agency managing the sale, said the home's prime river-side position, block size and extensive restoration work on the property meant it would likely sell for a record price for Grafton City.

The house has three bathrooms, four bed- rooms and three large living areas – all boasting polished floorboards, original Clarence Valley cedar fixtures and marble fireplaces.

The original stable building and well also remain on the property.

Ms Graves said when she bought the house in 2002, it was virtually in original condition and in need of some TLC.

“It needed a new roof, the fences were falling down, there were beautiful old trees but no garden really,” she said.

Since then Ms Graves, with support from the State Heritage office, has gradually brought Arcola into the 21st century, combining its beautiful historic features with contemporary ones.

Interested buyers can contact Elders Grafton on 66432455.



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