Day spa mooted for William Cox's Windsor trophy mansion for sale

Day spa mooted for William Cox's Windsor trophy mansion for sale
Day spa mooted for William Cox's Windsor trophy mansion for sale

Fairfield House, the 1833 Georgian mansion built by the pioneer William Cox at Windsor, is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades.

It has been listed by karate champion turned professional poker player Joe Meissner.

He was last in the news in 2009 with his Western Sydney A-League proposal.

Fairfield House in its heyday sported a cricket oval with a pavilion and a racetrack.

A test match between a Hawkesbury 11 and an all-England Eleven was played on the oval. 

There's direct access to the 18 hole Championship Golf Course next door.

Offers are due August 1 with ReMax Parramatta agents Morris and Melissa Short.

It is advertised as a "yearning for yesteryear which can be found in this unique Hawkesbury property that simply cries out for a commercial operator to step in refurbish, restore and re-purpose a truly magnificent piece of Sydney history".

The property located at 21 Fairfield Avenue could suit a commercial operator looking to open a boutique hotel, day spa, convention centre, aged care facility or wedding reception venue.

Zoned R2 & RE2, the site allows for multiple uses.

Upon entering through the large cedar door with acid-etched, monogrammed glass, the home comes with tiled corridor which opens into the reception room with its own elevated central skylight.

It was here that Henry McQuade, manager of Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney, entertained his theatrical celebrities in 1866.
 
Australian cedar runs in window frames, architraves and skirting boards. 

A fireplace of white Italian Carerra marble (pictured below) is a central feature.

Day spa mooted for William Cox's Windsor trophy mansion for sale

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph. 

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