Clarence Valley Independent

Historic Penny’s on River Street

Posted February 19, 2020.

151 River Street, Maclean

Tim O’Connor, along with Dougherty Property, are delighted to offer to the market for sale the circa 1870 freehold opportunity that for the past 26 years has been the iconic Penny Farthing Antiques at 151 River Street, Maclean.

The locally significant property is steeped with history and presents an ownership opportunity rarely seen within the vibrant riverfront village of Maclean, the Scottish Town in Australia.

Penny’s, which is constructed of predominately locally sourced Mahogany, Cedar and Pine timbers offers a five bedroom grand residence split across three levels. The upper level, with many distinctive features of its era, including old favourites such as intricate cornices, timber lined walls, sash windows and picture rails, houses a 26ft long master bedroom along with bedrooms two and three and the large family lounge room. In addition the upper level also offers awe-inspiring views from the riverfront over-footpath bull nose verandah that is accessed via a central hallway or through double French doors from the master and second bedroom.

The lower level of the home offers bedrooms four and five, both of which are generous in size and continue with the thick polished timber boards that pour through the upper levels of the home. Also accessed internally from this level is the shopfront area that opens to the street side footpath and features hand restored exposed timber beams and walls along with the charming additions of the original advertising signs that are embedded into the walls from when the property housed the local grocer. The shopfront area, utilised currently by the owners as an antiques and collectibles retail outlet, has large pane glass windows that expose to the street, making it the perfect location for a future store, cafe or gallery.

For an Information Memorandum, further enquiries or to arrange your private viewing by appointment contact Tim O’Connor on 0402 766 617. 

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