Parramatta 1851 Georgian mansion Endrim listed as legal eagles nest next door

Parramatta 1851 Georgian mansion Endrim listed as legal eagles nest next door
Parramatta 1851 Georgian mansion Endrim listed as legal eagles nest next door

One of North Parramatta’s oldest buildings, an 1851-built Victorian Georgian-style home, has been listed for sale.

Endrim, on the corner of Sorrell and Harold streets, is a seven-bedroom home built for the Reverend William Gore of the nearby All Saints Church.

The heritage-listed sandstone property, on 3,700 square metres of land, was designed by James Houison and Nathaniel Payten.

Houison was a renowned Parramatta architect who built St. John's Church and All Saints church in Parramatta, the Scots Church in Byrne's Mill, the original portion of Parramatta Gaol, the old Parramatta courthouse and many other buildings.

Well separated from the road by a mature garden and a high timber fence, the two-storey residence is a symmetrical three-Bay house with a Tuscan porch and a cantilevered first-floor balcony.

The property includes a classical portico entrance, a glass conservatory, Tuscan sandstone columns and pilasters and a coach house and stables.

Endrim is listed with the National Trust of Australia, has a permanent conservation order by the NSW Conservation Commission, and is protected by a heritage order by Parramatta City Council.

In the 1950s, the mansion was home to the family of H.V. Horwood, the mayor of Parramatta from 1954 to 1955.

In 1984 the Horwood family sold the property to David Lewarne for $415,000 and it became the offices of legal firm Lewarne & Goldsmith.

Lewarne died two years ago, and the property has just come to market. He had been living upstairs and operating the business on the ground floor.

Agent George Khoury from Khoury & Partners is expecting the property to sell for $2.5 million plus.

He has had significant interest from home buyers, groups interested in office space, solicitors and even funeral homes.

Endrim is being sold as vacant possession, with the legal firm expecting to move next door by the end of the month.

Khoury says investors have tended to be drawn to the inner-Parramatta CBD properties, of which there are many heritage listed, where yields are higher.

Expressions of interest for Endrim close August 2.

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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