While churches have been hitting the property market with increased frequency in recent months, pickings have been slim when it comes to another type of unique build - the Masonic Lodge.
Built in 1929, Manildra's Masonic Lodge was in-use by the local Freemasons until a few short years ago. But with member numbers dwindling, the Freemasons decided to close the Manildra branch and sell the lodge.
The double-brick hall is heritage listed and according to Molong Real Estate agent Mark Howes, its past life as a Masonic Lodge makes it quite rare in the Central West property market.
"They are unique, so not many of them come on the market for sale at all," Mr Howes said.
"Most of the older ones are in a little bit of disrepair, more than anything, whereas this one is in such good order," he added.
"It's in very good condition, but it's been well maintained, and that's probably due to been being used [up until recently]."
The building's former life as a gathering place for Freemasons isn't the only unique and rare aspect it offers.
In a turbo-charged property market that has bled from Orange and into the neighbouring communities, the hall is rare in that it is listed at just $179,000 - although it has no toilet or bathroom.
"There's only a couple of things in Manildra for sale [right now]," Mr Howes explained.
"Everything else seems to get snapped up as soon as it hits the market - like everywhere else at the moment."
Part of its heritage-listed status also means that while the building's interior is a free-for-all, its front faade cannot be altered.
"[Masonic Lodges are] pretty rare because they're not available that often... They're one-of-a-kind type thing," Mr Howes said.
"It's something different, it's probably a blank canvas for somebody to come in and do their own thing inside.
"There is no bathroom facility and it's not set up for a residential home as of yet, so that's why we've priced it accordingly, but it has got a lot of interest."
To put in a bathroom and divide up the two large rooms which currently encompass the lodge's interior, Mr Howes estimated the renovation price would start at around $50,000 - provided the lodge's new owners were prepared to carry out a lot of the work themselves.
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