From the Maitland Mercury report:
Brough House was built in the 1870s as a mirror image of the premises next door, Grossmann House.
A National Trust statement said that Brough House and its garden had been used for exhibitions and displays in recent years and had been the venue for many events and functions.
The statement said Grossmann House would continue to operate as a museum.
“While all expressions of interest will be considered, we will be looking very favourably at expressions of interest from organisations and businesses that can contribute to the financial sustainability of the property, are compatible with, and respectful of the property’s heritage, and complimentary to the events and functions held at the two properties,” it said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 22, 2014.