HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years.
HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years. Contributed

A home rich in history looking for a new owner

YOU'VE probably seen it and always wondered what it's like inside, now one of Coffs Harbour's most recognisable homes is on the market.

The sprawling four bedroom home on 2620 square metres at 63 Moonee St has been listed for sale by McGrath Coffs Harbour agent Olivia Gerhard.

"The same family has been residing in the home for the past 90 years," she said.

"The home was already existing when this family moved in and the vendors are wanting to now downsize."

The home has a rich history, and is located in one of the very first areas of residential settlement in Coffs Harbour.

The land the house was built on was subdivided in 1909 and while the exact date of construction of the initial home built on the site is not known, it's believed to have been in the early 1920s. Back then it was a simple two-bedroom dwelling.

The residence served as a store owned by Bray and Butter, before it was bought by the Cox family in 1926 and became their family home. William Cox was a grocer at the time and was a part owner of the original Cox Bros Store. The home has stayed in the Cox family since.

"The home has had a lot of changes over the years," Olivia said.

"The original part of the home is now a bathroom, hall, bedroom and living area. The verandah has even been closed into additional rooms, these (alterations) have all happened at different times."

Olivia said the listing of the home has garnered plenty of interest.

"There has been a great response and plenty of enquiry from buyers interested in residing in the home themselves and from potential developers. There are no comparable properties this close to the CBD, on large size land and with this type of home."

The home has been listed for sale via expressions of interest closing at 5pm Wednesday, July 20.



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