Historical Gem by the Tweed River: Former Manager's Residence of Condong Sugar Mill
House - CONDONG NSW
Step into a timeless tale as one of the Tweed Region’s most cherished historical properties, the former Manager’s Residence of the Condong Sugar Mill, graces the market.
Walk down memory lane
More than just a residence, this property is a living testament to the rich history that courses through its walls. Built in 1880, the Condong Sugar Mill stands as the second oldest sugar mill in Australia. Its Manager’s Residence, a contemporary of the mill, played a pivotal role in both business and community.
Immerse yourself in the past as you step onto the property. Amid lush gardens and sweeping lawns bordering the Tweed River, the heritage-listed rotunda still stands as a haven for afternoon tea. The graceful Queenslander features original ornate detailing, soaring ceilings, bay windows, and expansive verandahs that have hosted generations of gatherings.
Settle in on the verandah – this offers a front-row seat to nature’s beauty – from people fishing to the gentle glide of ducks and the rhythmic strokes of rowers. Pour a drink and while away the hours watching the sun paint the sky in hues of twilight, casting its glow over mountains and cane fields.
Inside is a grand open plan living and dining space. Designed for entertaining, this was where discussions and dreams once unfolded around the dining room table, shaping the course of the local sugar industry. Here, camaraderie thrived, drawing staff and neighbours together for memorable social events.
Cook a gourmet spread in the kitchen. The substantial benches provide plenty of room for prepping. There’s ample cupboard space and a six-burner gas cooktop and dishwasher. Enjoy your meal in the quaint kitchen nook or head to the verandah and eat alfresco.
Each of the four bedrooms offers a sanctuary. Bright, spacious and airy, place a comfy armchair in the bay window and take in the tranquillity overlooking the river. The master bedroom has an ensuite and access to the verandah.
The extensive sunlit interior verandah is the perfect space to play with. It would make a great home office space or reading and art room.
Embrace the possibilities
Opportunities abound with this magnificent property (STCA). A self-contained two-bedroom cottage offers versatile potential, be it as guest accommodation or a retreat. There’s air-conditioning for comfort, views over the glorious garden, and everything guests would need in the kitchen.
The owner’s artist studio, a serene haven for creativity, could effortlessly transform into a wellness centre or a peaceful home office. With an insulated ceiling and large undercover outdoor area, this is the place to have gallery openings and drinks with friends.
“It’s a beautiful, tranquil space to paint. The only noise are the birds that come to visit. The birdlife here is exquisite, ranging from kookaburras to ducks,” said the owner.
The lawns are perfect for marquees and the house is a spectacular place to cater events, such as weddings. The main living area holds 60 people, while the large verandahs can have about 100-150 people.
Let the imagination go – what magic could you create with this extraordinary piece of local history?
Discover your community
“Murwillumbah is a thriving artistic and cultural community,” said the owner. “And Condong is a quaint, quiet town. The original Post Office across the road is now also a café serving delicious brunch and lunch six days a week. And the Condong Bowling Club has a Jazz night once a month, that’s a huge event.”
Here you can enjoy the serenity of living by the river, expansive views over cane fields and mountains, yet you are only five minutes from all the conveniences on offer in Murwillumbah.
Wander the world-class galleries, have a long lunch, browse the boutiques or find something special at the Makers & Finders Market. This is regional living at its best.
Need to be somewhere else? The Gold Coast Airport is a 30-minute drive for all your national and international destinations.
Are you ready?
Let us help you make the dream a reality. MANA – putting the soul into local real estate.
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- 6 bed
- 3 bath
- Land is 8,820 m²
- 3 Toilet