Buyer interest reaches fever pitch in sale of historic Exeter Farm

Media release - 17th October, 2012

Historic Houses Trust appoints Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood to sale

  • Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood appointed selling agents for award-winning, circa 1850’s restored residence, Exeter Farm
  • Meticulous restoration and local position leads to high buyer interest
  • Selling agent Emmanuel Fardouly holds the record sale in Glenwood for the last four consecutive years

It is perhaps Glenwood’s most iconic residence, and leading local real estate office Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood has been honoured with their appointment by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to sell Exeter Farm.

Situated at 2 Knightsbridge Avenue, Glenwood, the historic property, built circa 1850, is a rare example of a 19th century timber slab cottage.

Set on an expansive 3,000 sqm of land, the property features two meticulously refurbished cottages sporting three bedrooms, picturesque verandas, a rainwater tank and a double carport.Exeter Farm, Glenwood

“This property is well known by the locals in Glenwood, and the Historic Houses Trust has done a masterful job at restoring the two cottages to their former glory,” says Emmanuel Fardouly, Senior Sales Executive, Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood. 

The quality renovations were recently completed by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW through the Endangered Houses Fund program, and have scooped several recent architectural awards, including the National Trust’s “Conservation of Built Heritage for Projects under $1 million” award in 2011, and the Francis Greenway prize for conservation in the Heritage and Sustainable design section of the 2012 AIA Awards. 

“This historically significant property is a rare example of old-world charm infused with all the modern comforts of the 21st century,” says Mr Fardouly, who believes Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood’s appointment to sell such a significant piece of Australian history is due to the office’s decorated sales record. 

“We currently hold the record for the highest residential sale in Glenwood for each of the last four years.” 

According to Mr Fardouly, Exeter Farm presents an ideal lifestyle for a downsizing couple or a small family looking to enjoy a piece of Australian history without the isolation of a rural tree-change. 

“The property is situated on large, private land, yet is located very conveniently to all amenities, including a short drive to the M7 & M2 motorways, T-Way bus stations, Norwest Business Park and Norwest Private Hospital.” 

“Buyer interest has reached fever pitch and many have been clamouring to see this property before it goes under the hammer on the 3rd of November,” says Mr Fardouly. 

“The initial open day yielded over 50 groups with some of those groups expressing commercial interests, including the potential for an open cafe-style art gallery and even a veterinary clinic.” 

“However, the Historic Houses Trust would like the property to maintain its residential status and, based on the interest we’ve received, we are confident that the property will achieve a premium price at auction.” 

Exeter Farm is open for viewing on Saturdays from 2:00 – 2:45pm until auction, which will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2012 at 3pm.

For further information about the sale of Exeter Farm, or to discuss the sale or rental of your property, contact Emmanuel Fardouly of Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood on 0405 322 222 or [email protected].

For further media information contact:

Emmanuel Fardouly, Raine & Horne Bella Vista/Glenwood on 0405 322 222

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator on 02 9258 5400