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Grand Pymble home that was once a children’s home is for sale

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No. 104 Livingstone Ave, Pymble, will have its first open on Wednesday March 20.

A former children’s home, now grand character residence will go to market next week for the first time in more than a decade.

The six-bedroom Pymble home, named Hamilton Park, was for 28 years the Bernard Smith Children’s Home, run by the Central Methodist Mission.

Between 1960 and 1988, 104 Livingstone Ave welcomed children from broken homes or from parents who could not care for them. All the children would attend West Gordon Primary and church on Sunday as a group, historic documents claim.

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The Mission purchased the home for in 1959 after outgrowing their other site where they were turning away 50 children a week.

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The home has a pool with grassed entertainment area.

The home’s origin traces back to Frederick James Hamilton who purchased the site for £1350 or roughly $200,000 in today’s money after settling in Pymble in the late 1800s. It was once part of a 79ha property used for grazing and as an orchard. It was later subdivided in 1924, but the grand home remained part of the current 3149 sqm estate.

Luschwitz director Mark Blake has the listing after selling it to the current owners in 2008 for $3.15 million.

Mr Blake said while many of today’s residents may not know the history behind the iconic estate, it was well known back in the day.

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The interior has undergone a contemporary renovation.

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Period detailings still remain.

“The last time we sold this property there were many who came to the opens to visit the place where they resided in the dorms for many years,” he said.

While a price guide is yet to be finalised, Mr Blake expects the home to sell anywhere between $4 million and $5 million.

Most of the interest in the property is expected to come from local families after big old houses.