Heritage listed Coachman's House up for sale at Bronte

Heritage listed Coachman's House up for sale at Bronte
Heritage listed Coachman's House up for sale at Bronte

Believed to be the only remaining convict built dwelling on Sydney’s eastern beaches, the Coachman's House at 34A Yanko Road, Bronte will be sold as part of a property auction on 9 November. 

The heritage listed, freestanding sandstone coachman’s house built around 1859 is being auctioned by Paul Baker of Network Real Estate.

The home occupies the site of the former Yanco Estate. ‘Yanco’ is a Wiradjuri aboriginal language word meaning the sound of running water.  The coachman’s house is part of the legacy of the former grand residence Yanco House, built for Charles Simmons, who was one of the early councillors of Waverley Council. 

Built in hand hewn sandstone, the coachman’s house complete with kitchenette and en-suite could function as a converted artist studio, teen retreat, creative space, granny flat or guesthouse fifth bedroom.

The main residence, built around 1960 after the Yanko estate had been subdivided, is a double story four-bedroom family residence with an ocean view. 

The spelling of ‘Yanco’ changed to Yanko in 1915, when John McLaughlin became owner of the Yanco house estate and changed the name to ‘Yanko Park’. McLaughlin was a solicitor and Member of Parliament. His son Geoff McLaughlin was a Captain in the Australian army during WWI. He served at Gallipoli and died on the Western Front in 1917.

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