Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Caledonia Circa 1900 Strathfield

'Caledonia' Circa 1900: Strathfield Federation Gem


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SPACE and CHARM - PROPERTY SOLD AT AUCTION -

Sold - $1,600,000 on 10/09/2011
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A beautiful 2 storey Federation residence which offers 5 generous bedrooms plus a study and is loaded with the charming features of the era.
Street view, Caledonia, 91 Homebush Road Strathfield
Street view, Caledonia, 91 Homebush Road Strathfield


  • William Affleck MLA, retired storekeeper from Gundaroo and Member for Yass Plains built ‘Caledonia’ at 91 Homebush Rd.

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  • Polished timber floors
  • High ornate ceilings
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  • Wide entrance hall
  • Bay windows with coloured glass panels
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  • Rich vanished timber throughout
  • Stunning fireplaces
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Fully renovated and extended over the past 18 years it is in a convenient location near Strathfield station and shops.

It offers
  • Two period style bathrooms plus a 3rd toilet
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  • Separate formal lounge and dining areas
  • Country style kitchen
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  • Wide verandahs
  • Private sunny yard
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  • Off street parking for many cars

Upstairs has,
  • informal living room,
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  • Two of the five bedrooms
  • a bathroom
  • balcony overlooking the yard and gardens.

Situated amongst quality homes and approximately 10-15 minute walk to station, it presents a rare opportunity to buy a truly beautiful home.

Features

  • Close to Schools
  • Close to Shops
  • Close to Transport
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Formal Lounge
  • Garden
  • Polished Timber Floor
  • Air Conditioning/Heating
  • Security Alarm
  • Separate Dining

References

Mornington House, Hunter's Hill

Henry Budden's Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill

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  • A classic piece of Hunters Hill and Sydney history.
  • This Federation marine villa was designed and built to house the gentry of early Sydney and enjoys a majestic frontage to the Lane Cove River.
  • For rental 2011 at $2,950 pw
16 Vernon Street looking North from the Street
16 Vernon Street looking North from the Street

Alexandra Bay, Mornington Reserve, Hunters Hill with 16 Vernon Street showing chimneys and two little windows at centre surrounded by trees
Alexandra Bay, Mornington Reserve, Hunters Hill with 16 Vernon Street showing chimneys and two little windows at centre surrounded by trees
The view East to Woodford Bay and Greenwich
The view East to Woodford Bay and Greenwich

  • Designed by Hunter's Hill Architect Henry Budden in 1906 for Arthur and Ada Muddle
    (the house derives its name from Mrs.Muddle's fondness for the music of Lord Mornington).
  • This is perhaps Budden's finest house in Hunter's Hill.
Federation classic, Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill
Federation classic, Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill
  • It shows the tendency of Federation architecture to use a mixture of materials - brick, timber, shingles,
    rough-cast, slate, terracotta ridging, and sandstone as a rugged base.
  • It also shows Budden's prediliction for angular geometric shapes, with many bays and verandahs;
    the present owners rightly observe that, from above, it resembles a bird with outstretched wings.
16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill aerial view
16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill aerial view
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  • The house is designed to take fullest advantage of the Lane Cove River views and of the movement of the sun around the house through the day.
Woodford Bay view from the enclosed North-East facing verandah
Woodford Bay view from the enclosed North-East facing verandah

Kitchen with some original cabinetry and plaster ceiling with Australian motifs
Kitchen with some original cabinetry and plaster ceiling with Australian motifs

Games room with two 'eye' windows centre left, leadlight glass windows and plaster ceiling with Australian motifs
Games room with two 'eye' windows centre left, leadlight glass windows and plaster ceiling with Australian motifs

  • The two unusual little windows at centre left were known locally as "the eyes of the river" and were clearly visible from the ferry as it rounded the peninsula towards Mornington Wharf (named after the house, as was Mornington Reserve).
Plaster ceiling has Australian motifs
Plaster ceiling has Australian motifs
  • The interior of the house is well planned but unusual and asymmetrical.
  • Characteristic of the period is the Art Nouveau stained glass throughout and the plaster ceiling of the lounge room with its pattern of waratahs and flannel flowers
    Coffered ceiling with wall arch and original style furnishings
    Coffered ceiling with wall arch and original style furnishings
  • Its residents approached the house by ferry along the river to a stone wharf, until roads were paved from Sydney town some years later.
    Entrance from Vernon Street
    Entrance from Vernon Street
  • The second owners, who purchased the home in 1918, were the industrialist Meggiit family, founders of the linseed oil industry in Australia and pioneers of profit sharing in industry.
    Yes its a Sauna with Sandstone walls
    Yes its a Sauna with Sandstone walls
  • The third and current owners of Mornington have painstakingly restored and modernized the residence over the last 10 years and are offering it for lease fully furnished.
Original bathroom with frieze
Original bathroom with frieze
  • Mornington is one of the finest residences on Sydney Harbour steeped in history and is a statement of class and character for any discerning family seeking to reside in the quiet and exclusive suburb of Hunters Hill.
Fountain in garden forecourt
Fountain in garden forecourt

Mornington House at left, old wharf at right
Mornington House at left, old wharf at right

City skyline view by night with fireworks?
City skyline view by night with fireworks?

Level 1 features:

  • In ground swimming pool
  • BBQ entertainment area
  • Walk to the jetty and boat shed.

Level 2 features:

  • Impressive separate formal dining
  • Spacious separate formal lounge and billiards room combined
  • Large sunroom with two adjoining sunny decks
  • Luxe master bedroom
  • Large 2nd bedroom
  • Provincial style kitchen
  • Period style bathroom
  • Study with built in shelving units
  • Internal Laundry

Level 3 Features:

  • Large 3rd bedroom opening onto balcony
  • Balcony enjoys uninterrupted north facing water views
  • 4th bedroom with built-ins
  • 5th bedroom or study
  • Modern Bathroom

Hunters Hill, Mornington, 16 Vernon Street
Rental $2,950 per week
Bond: $11800.00
Contact:
Melanie Stoneman Direct 0450 959 136
Sue Droudis Mobile 0450 959 183
Direct 9879 6699
Property ID: 29P0158

References

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunter's Hill Heritage

Hunters Hill NSW Heritage



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From Wikipedia:
"Hunters Hill has an area of 5.75 square kilometres including some 650,000 square metres of parks and reserves. 
  • Developments are mostly residential.
  • Hunters Hill has a number of heritage-listed buildings and is positioned near the confluence of the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers, as well as the headwaters of Sydney Harbour, which provides river and harbour views.
  • Previously having a number of residents of French extraction, it was known as the "French Village"
  • Some of the best examples of Federation architecture in Hunter's Hill are houses designed by Henry E. Budden, a gifted and radical young architect who lived in Hunter's Hill from 1892 to 1910 and was known to locals as Harry Budden."
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Hunters Hill Post office
Hunters Hill Post office
Hunter's Hill Post Office, at 32 Alexandra Street, diagonally across from the original Post Office. It is a heritage building built in 1891 as designed by the government architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, in Queen Anne Style. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate.

‘The Towers’ 2 Woolwich Road, HUNTERS HILL

2 Woolwich Road, HUNTERS HILL
2 Woolwich Road, HUNTERS HILL

Showcasing timeless period details and vast interiors, c1916 ‘The Towers’, is a unique full brick heritage building of remarkable character.
The eco-friendly home has retained all of its historic grandeur and is positioned in an enviable bayside locale with caf├ęs, shops and the ferry all nearby.
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  • Versatile floorplan features large formal living/dining
    Intricate cornice, but simple fireplace
    Intricate cornice, but simple fireplace
  • High ceilings, multiple fireplaces and many bay windows
    Wonderful diamond shaped art nouveau leadlight windows, matching others below
    Wonderful diamond shaped art nouveau leadlight windows, matching others below
  • Salt water pool, manicured hedged gardens, level lawn
  • Sun drenched courtyard and freestanding storeroom/cabana
  • User-friendly gas fitted kitchen with a generous pantry
  • Four bedrooms some incl with built-ins plus a study/fifth bedroom
  • Impressive master has north facing verandah and window seat
    Art Nouveau leadlight matches those in No. 4 below
    Art Nouveau leadlight matches those in No. 4 below
  • Polished timber floorboards feature underfloor gas heating
  • Main bathroom with traditional clawfoot bath plus extra w/cnsw13816085_4big.jpg
  • Large solar panels and a water tank, ample parking

(also) The Towers, 4 Woolwich Road HUNTERS HILL NSW

4 Woolwich Road HUNTERS HILL NSW
4 Woolwich Road HUNTERS HILL NSW

Circa 1903 Grand Edwardian Residence
Grand 2 storey 4 bedroom attached residence including master suite with dressing room and study nook.
This unique property has been renovated for modern contemporary family living.
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Features 2 bathrooms, ducted air conditioning, timber floors, stained glass windows, extra large formal living and dining room with leafy outlook and large casual living area which flows out to the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Leadlight window matches leadlight in No. 2.property above
Leadlight window matches leadlight in No. 2.property above

  • Landmark residence fusing elegance and historic charm
  • Flowing interiors with elegant formal lounge and dining
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  • Sunfilled casual living area opening to the outdoor terrace
  • Landscaped entertaining courtyard with sandstone paving
  • Gourmet marble and stainless steel kitchen with casual dining
  • Generous double bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes
  • Master bedroom with adjoining study and walk-in robe
  • Soaring ceilings, cosy fireplaces, off street parking for two cars

Grand Federation Circa 1902 5 Woolwich Road Hunters Hill NSW

This beautifully presented grand Federation home Circa 1902 is set in glorious grounds of approximately 1966 sqm with magnificent river views
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5 Woolwich Road Hunters Hill NSW

  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, linen room and large cellar
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  • Original marble fireplaces and many period features
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  • Including ornate ceilings, cornices & leadlight windows
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  • Features formal and informal living and dining rooms
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  • Ducted heating and cooling, and 3 car secure carport
  • Lush landscaped gardens with pretty river backdrop
  • A private oasis in the heart of Hunters Hill peninsula
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  • Walk to cafes, restaurants and foreshore parklands
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  • Easy access to Valentia St ferry transport to the CBD

5 Prince Edward Parade, Hunters Hill


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  • The existing house is a 1901 early Federation single storey house with kidney brick external walls and original grey slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles sited on a battleaxe block with a forty metre gated tree lined driveway.
  • The design sought to reinstate and showcase the original features both internally and external with the extensions being designed in sympathy, scale and harmony with the existing architecture and its details while providing contemporary open plan living.
  • As the existing house has a high pitch slate roof the design uses the attic space to accommodate a main bedroom with ensuite and study/parents retreat with new external balcony design in harmony with the existing white verandah balustrades of the house.
  • The existing slate roof has been matched and extended to the North and South to increase the usable attic floor plate. The scaling to these roof additions had to be carefully executed so that the roof appears for the most part as original. The use of flush sloped roof windows has been implemented on the East and West slopes so that the roofs bulk and scale is not increased.
  • Considerable work has been carried out on the site with cutting and filling to create extensive flat lawn areas. As the site has natural rock outcrops of sandstone all retaining walls have been built in a loose random style to match sandstone walls. Large sandstone block steps with inlaid hardwood decks have been used to change levels in the gardens.
  • Significant mature trees have been retained and new mature hedges and trees have been planted on the site boundaries to give a sense of containment to the gardens creating a context to express the existing house with the additions to sit as a ‘pavilion’ set in landscaped gardens.
  • The masterplan approved for the site carries forward the concept of ‘pavilions’ sitting in the gardens with an addition not yet constructed to be sited on the South West of the site with a glass link to the existing house as the only connecting element of the design.
  • This pavilion is two storeys high with a pitched floating roof, which due to the slope of the site is perceived as a single storey scale with the gutters matching in level to the existing house. The siting of this pavilion allows for extensive North facing alfresco terraces sitting within the extensive Northern orientated garden on the West side of the property.
  • A single storey pool house pavilion with similar roof is sited on the North West corner of the site and is the focus and termination of the vista along the North facing gardens. A distance of 60m when viewed from the end of the driveway.
  • In summary the final scheme will be three pavilions sited around this extensive and beautiful Northern garden environment. The first pavilion being the existing house extended, is a design which has been sensitively added to, to create contemporary lifestyle alfresco living while being sensitive to the character and heritage of the house and area.
  • ‘Old meeting new’ to give the best of both worlds in a design that endeavours to create a ‘great sense of place’ in a private oasis.

15 Prince Edward Parade HUNTERS HILL NSW

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Stylish and sophisticated, this immaculate home blends original features with contemporary appointments for an idyllic family lifestyle.

Federation Home 11 Prince Edward Parade Hunters Hill NSW

Price asked: $3,250,000
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11 Prince Edward Parade Hunters Hill NSW

Character Family Home in Fantastic Position
A beautiful and spacious Federation home in one of Hunters Hill's most sought after streets, a perfect environment for family living
Coloured glass transom windows
Coloured glass transom windows

  • 4 large bedrooms, all with feature marble fireplaces
  • Gas kitchen with adjoining family room opening to deck
Leadlight glass in door just visible from hallway
Leadlight glass in door just visible from hallway

  • Living / dining room, separate study or tv room
  • Good proportions and delightful character features
  • High ceilings, picture rails, polished timber floors
  • Traditional hallway, return verandah, ducted gas heating
  • Level lawn and gardens with swimming pool


‘Elsmore’ c1896, 28 Woolwich Road HUNTERS HILL NSW

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Combining position, elegance and a rare historic beauty, the unique ‘Elsmore’ c1896 is a refined residence of distinction with traditional details and contemporary additions. It offers a private retreat embraced by 1,090sqm of established level grounds.
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  • Gracious formal lounge and dining areas with high ceilings
  • Light filled contemporary living space that leads outdoors
  • Sunlit entertainers’ courtyard and heated swimming pool
  • Wraparound level lawns with leafy landscaped gardens
  • Gourmet marble finished kitchen with Smeg gas fittings
  • Double bedrooms include three on the upper level
  • Good sized main bathroom with dressing room and spa bath
  • Large upper level retreat/billiards room plus home office

'Gadaar' Circa 1884 22 Prince George Parade Hunters Hill NSW

Set in a highly sought after peninsula position this character home has beautiful period features and potential for further renovation.
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  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, home office / artist's studio
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  • Formal lounge and dining rooms with feature fireplaces
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  • Sunny family room opening to level garden and lawn
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  • Original timber floors, cedar staircase, high ceilings
  • Large single garage plus single carport
  • Private leafy gardens with established trees
  • Weil Park, Kelly's Bush and the highly sought after Village Green' with swings at your doorstep

Henry Budden from Hunter's Hill Trust Vol-11-No-2-July-1982.pdf

http://huntershilltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Vol-11-No-2-July-1982.pdf
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Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill

For rental 2011 at $2,950 pw
A classic piece of Hunters Hill and Sydney history. This Federation marine villa was designed and built to house the gentry of early Sydney and enjoys a majestic frontage to the Lane Cove River.
16 Vernon Street looking North from the Street
16 Vernon Street looking North from the Street

The view, Mornington Reserve, Hunters Hill with 16 Vernon Street showing chimney at centre surrounded by trees
The view, Mornington Reserve, Hunters Hill with 16 Vernon Street showing chimney at centre surrounded by trees
  • Designed by Hunter's Hill Architect Henry Budden in 1906 for Arthur and Ada Muddle
    (the house derives its name from Mrs.Muddle's fondness for the music of Lord Mornington).
  • This is perhaps Budden's finest house in Hunter's Hill.
    Federation classic, Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill
    Federation classic, Mornington, 16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill
  • It shows the tendency of Federation architecture to use a mixture of materials - brick, timber, shingles,
    rough-cast, slate, terracotta ridging, and sandstone as a rugged base.
  • It also shows Budden's prediliction for angular geometric shapes, with many bays and verandahs;
    the present owners rightly observe that, from above, it resembles a bird with outstretched wings.
    16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill aerial view
    16 Vernon Street Hunters Hill aerial view

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  • The house is designed to take fullest advantage of the Lane Cove River views and of the movement of the sun around the house through the day.
    Kitchen with original cabinetry and plaster ceiling
    Kitchen with original cabinetry and plaster ceiling
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  • The two unusual little windows at the top were known locally as "the eyes of the river" and were clearly visible from the ferry as it rounded the peninsula towards Mornington Wharf (named after the house, as was Mornington Reserve).
    Plaster ceiling has Australian motifs
    Plaster ceiling has Australian motifs
  • The interior of the house is well planned but unusual and asymmetrical. Characteristic of the period is the Art Nouveau stained glass throughout and the plaster ceiling of the lounge room with its pattern of waratahs and flannel flowers
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  • Its residents approached the house by ferry along the river to a stone wharf, until roads were paved from Sydney town some years later.
  • The second owners, who purchased the home in 1918, were the industrialist Meggiit family, founders of the linseed oil industry in Australia and pioneers of profit sharing in industry.
  • The third and current owners of Mornington have painstakingly restored and modernized the residence over the last 10 years and are offering it for lease fully furnished.
    Original bathroom with frieze
    Original bathroom with frieze
  • Mornington is one of the finest residences on Sydney Harbour steeped in history and is a statement of class and character for any discerning family seeking to reside in the quiet and exclusive suburb of Hunters Hill.lt-29-29P0158-0816186356-rsc.jpg
    Mornington House at left, old wharf at right
    Mornington House at left, old wharf at right



Prince Edward and Prince George Parades with their central reservation are a delightful example of garden suburb planning. The area was laid out in 1880-81 by the NSW Property Investment Company but only a few houses were built before 1900. Many of the houses are in the Federation style, built between 1900 and 1912. Several were designed by local architect, Henry Budden, including Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Houses Registered with Register of the National Estate

  • Bayfield 3 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia
  • Clifton (including Front Fence) 7 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered with Register of the National Estate)
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  • Eumalga including Stone Wall, Gates and Posts 48 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered with Register of the National Estate)
    Eurondella 29 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill
    Eurondella 29 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill
  • Eurondella 29 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered with Register of the National Estate)
  • Helensleigh 58 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
  • Norwood 27 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
  • Sanderslaben 63 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
  • Terrace Houses 65-67 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
  • Waiwera and St Claire 9 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
    One of an imposing pair of attached houses built by CE Jeanneret in 1878-9.
    It was first occupied by the Superintendent of the Insane at Gladesville Hospital.
    There are many interesting architectural features

    Waiwera
    Waiwera

    St Claire Hunter's Hill
    St Claire Hunter's Hill
  • Wybalena 22 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
  • Yandra 30 Woolwich Rd Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia (Registered)
    Built in the comfortable bungalow style by CE Jeanneret c 1894 this house was occupied by his son Stanley for some time.
    The present owners have restored the house over a number of years with great dedication and attention to detail. 

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Anglican Church of All Saints, corner Ferry and Ambrose Streets
Anglican Church of All Saints, corner Ferry and Ambrose Streets


Hunter's Hill Heritage

The following buildings are listed on the Register of the National Estate.[12]
  • Public School including Eulbertie, Alexandra Street
  • Post Office, Alexandra Street
  • Town Hall, Alexandra Street
  • St Ives, Crescent Street
  • Anglican Church of All Saints, corner Ferry and Ambrose Streets
  • Kyarra, Madeline Street
  • Fig Tree House, Reiby Road
  • Clifton, Woolwich Road
  • Waiwera, Woolwich Road
  • St Claire, Wybalena Road
  • The Chalet, Yerton Avenue
  • Woolwich Dock, Franki Avenue, Woolwich
  • Former Garibaldi Inn, Alexandra Street


Figtree House, 1 Reiby Road HUNTERS HILL NSW

Mary Reibey's farm at Hunters Hill, which was rented for three years to Joseph Fowles, artist.
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Occupying a level 2,065sqm, this truly unique 1830s sandstone residence is one of Hunters Hill’s significant homes with sparkling north easterly views. ‘Figtree House’ offers immense character and style with traditional waterfront living.
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  • Set on three titles with opportunity to develop (STCA)
  • A relaxed family retreat with many flexible living options
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  • 69 metre private waterfrontage with pontoon and jetty
  • Immersed in sensational water views from nearly every room
  • Wide traditional verandah for sheltered outdoor entertaining
  • Self-contained one bedroom apartment with private entry
  • Four car garage plus vast underhouse storerooms and cellar
  • Quiet cul-de-sac position with easy access to village shops
  • Tightly-held with established manicured gardens

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