The historic Old Linton mansion in Yass has sold for more than $2.5 million after first being listed on the market in 2011.

The mansion, which sits on a two-hectare estate in the New South Wales Southern Highlands was put to auction a decade ago by owners Stephe and Karina Jitts.

At the time they hoped the property would sell for more than $3 million via auction but it fell through.

The estate was estimated to reach $3.95 million when the property went back on the market in 2015, but once again was unable to be reached.

The latest housing boom in regional New South Wales allowed the property to be secured this year in excess of $2.5 million.

In 2016, the property was featured in the reality television show ‘Selling Houses Australia’, where industry experts Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone helped renovate and market the property in hopes to sell it.

Unfortunately for the owners, the renovations during the show didn’t help secure an immediate buyer.

Multiple real estate agents were trusted with trying to sell the property over the last ten years.

In late 2020, Sotheby’s David Medina took over the listing with an asking price of $2.75 million.

Although the exact sale price wasn’t revealed, Mr Medina confirmed the estate sold in excess of $2.5 million.

Front view of Old Linton estate. Image: Domain.

The estate of Old Linton dates back to 1857, featuring a whopping 46-room estate.

The property features landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, and a large internal floor plan.

Three separate wings are incorporated in the Yass mansion, with an adjoining ballroom at the centre, also including a dining room fit for 50 people, 13 bedrooms, library, office, extensive kitchen, and a glasshouse.

Tim Warren