The Old Post Office
Own an iconic piece of the Hawkesbury’s history in the heart of bustling Richmond. The former Richmond Post Office (RPO) is an amazing heritage listed example of Victorian Italianate architecture which transports you to another time.
The impressive 1535sqm allotment adjoins the Richmond Oval and Richmond Court House, and was designed by architect James Barnet and built between 1875 and 1888. The building itself contains 412sqm of floor space and is rich in details with traditional fireplaces, dwarfing 12 foot ceilings, timber floorboards, glass pendant light fittings and more. The imagination goes wild at the possibilities for this grand and yet equally on trend space. One could see the Post Office used as a highly impressive suite of professional offices or the new hippest night spot in the Hawkesbury, an opportunity the locals are begging for.
The old post office is a 2 storey English bond constructed of struck trowelled clinker brick, with a hipped slate roof to the main building and lead ridge capping. 2 double brick and render chimneys and a single brick and render chimney punctuate the roof of the main building. Attached to the rear are two single-storey brick additions which extend over a former service wing and toilet facilities. There is a corrugated steel roofed verandah that surrounds the front of the structure and halfway down both sides. In addition to the main building there are the original stables that would have housed the carriages and horses back in the day.
The property is zoned B2 Local Centre and would suit a variety of commercial uses including but not limited to medical rooms, a restaurant or bar, a cafe or hospitality, boutique accommodation, consulting rooms, offices, retail or function centre (STCA). For your clientele there is ample parking within meters of the property.
Make your new venture the talk of the Hawkesbury and a true destination venue. We cannot wait to see what becomes of this grand old lady. Speak to Lisa or Paul at Cutcliffe today.