On Sunday, May 30, one lucky buyer can inherit the 186-year-old legacy of a Georgian house, which is deemed the first property built in Berrima.
The house at 19 Jellore Street was commissioned by John Atkinson of Mereworth to be built by his convict John Jenkins in 1835.
Campbell Jones Property real estate agent Angus Campbell-Jones said the dwelling is in close proximity to the Wingecarribee River.
"It slopes all the way down to the river," he said.
"You're not going to get too many opportunities to buy a true example of a Georgian house in a Georgian village that's sandstone and convict-built on half an acre with river frontage."
The property rests on 1935 square metres of land and is infused with modern amenities such as an entrance foyer, modern kitchen, and main bedroom with an ensuite.
The property has been preserved and extended over the years.
A newsletter from the Berrima District Historical and Family Society revealed the convict Mr Jenkins was assigned to Mr Atkinson after being found guilty of theft.
It continued to state that Mr Jenkins received assistance from Mr Atkinson who petitioned to have his family join him.
His wife arrived in Berrima as a "free person" and secured property in Sutton Forest.
The family established themselves in regional NSW and purchased the property in 1942 and sold it off in 1925.
Mr Jenkins was able to purchase the property and housed the Jenkins' family until 1925.
The property was then leased by the Wrightson family in 1925 who purchased it in 1953 and sold it to the current owners in 1984.
Mr Campbell-Jones added that the property is in close proximity to the former Crowe Nursery.
"That association means there are some incredible specimens trees in the garden of Berrima house," he said.
Another story from the Berrima District and Family History Society reported horticulturalists Claude and Isobel Crowe established the nursery in 1943 and produced plants for wartime efforts.
The auction will take place at the property on Sunday May 30 at 3pm.
The home is open to interested buyers every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm or by appointment.
Additional details on the property can be found at Campbell Jones Property.
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