20a Regent Street in Junee was previously home to the Riverina’s queen of haunted dolls, Silvia Heszterenyiova. The historic St Anne’s Mission Hall is offering renovation enthusiasts a blank canvas to transform the 20th-century charmer into an architectural masterpiece.
Built in 1930, the captivating property boasts a remarkable blend of history and modern convenience, presenting a rare opportunity to create the home of your dreams.
Silvia took advantage of her royal lineage and designed the art deco wrought iron fences and gates with her family crest.
Standing firm on a 1000-sqm block, the church hall comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two parking spaces, a large backyard and a garden.
Kitson Property sales consultant Chris Ward said the biggest drawcard of the property was the exciting prospect it offered.
“The opportunity to create something beautiful … the traditional aesthetic on the outside and the open spaces on the inside lends itself to someone creating something amazing,” Chris said.
“The mission hall is coming up towards 100 years and it has maintained the beautiful look of a traditional building.
“Part of its charm is the beautiful exterior and you can renovate inside to today’s aesthetic, so you get the best of both worlds.”
After the property was listed, Chris said it had created a buzz with some interested parties.
“The property is up to the standard for someone to live in the home and renovate as they go,” Chris said. “Someone with a little bit of renovating experience will be fantastic or someone who wants to learn along the way.”
Chris said that from the moment a person stepped inside, they would be greeted by the charm of yesteryear combined with the promise of contemporary luxury.
The home comes with a generous open-plan living area that boasts elegant timber floorboards, creating a warm and inviting ambience. During the cooler months, the slow-combustion wood heater adds a touch of coziness, while ducted evaporative cooling ensures comfort throughout the warmer seasons.
“You walk into the entry to a big open space and beautiful high ceilings,” he said. The eye-catching part is the staircase which leads to the master bedroom.
“There’s a beautiful fireplace and the open-plan kitchen utilises the dining space.”
The master bedroom is a true sanctuary, complete with an ensuite and walk-in robe, ensuring a private and tranquil retreat.
The property offers ample room for outdoor entertaining and relaxation, providing a picturesque backdrop for a truly idyllic lifestyle.
The property also features rear lane access to a modern double bay shed, providing ample space for storage and versatility.
Extensive external improvements have been made to enhance the appeal and functionality of the property, ensuring a seamless transition into its next chapter.
“There’s been a lot of time, effort and money put into the exterior of the property,” Chris said.
“There are beautiful intricate gates at the front with a new driveway.
“Landscaping has been done to the property and has been fully taken care of … it’s just the interior that needs a little bit of work.
Located in the heart of Junee, the residence offers a rare opportunity to embrace the character of a bygone era while enjoying the conveniences of modern living.
With its prime location and endless potential, St. Anne’s Mission Hall invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey of restoration and transformation.
“The property holds no limitations for renovation. It’s not heritage-listed which is a big bonus,” Chris said.
Don’t miss the chance to make this historic property your own and create a truly remarkable living space that reflects your unique style and vision.