No. 42 Kirribilli Ave, Kirribilli, is on the market with a $5.5 million-$5.6 million guide. It has been under the same ownership for 53 years.
YOU won’t find a more iconic view in Sydney than the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay all in one shot.
So imagine waking up to that postcard image every single morning. Well now you can, with a historic Victorian villa on the market in Kirribilli for the first time in 53 years.
McGrath Mosman agent Claudia Portale said 42 Kirribilli Ave, which has a $5.5 million-$5.6 million price guide is one of a kind.
“Records show this property and the one next door are the only two Victorian villas left in North Sydney Council,” she said.
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“You’d have the imagine that there aren’t many left in Sydney.”
What could be better than waking up to this postcard everyday.
The Victorian terrace and villa can be distinguished apart by the position of the door. Ms Portale said on a Victorian villa the door is located at the side of the property, instead of the front.
The property stands on part of 120 acres at Kirribilli originally granted to Robert Ryan, a private soldier with the First Fleet, by a Crown Grant dated 26 April 1800.
However, the current three-bedroom house was not constructed until 1873. On the ground floor there is a eat-in kitchen, a living room with fireplace flowing out to a Harbour-view terrace. Upstairs has is three bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom has a private covered balcony.
The rear of the property has a courtyard, storage room with a laundry and access to a prized off street carport — a rare find in Kirribilli.
The living room flows out to an outdoor terrace.
The main bedroom has Harbour views from the bedroom and private balcony.
The villa still contains much of its charm and character, thanks to the interior designer vendor, who was also a former journalist for The Daily Telegraph during the Sir Frank Packer days.
Interest for the property has already been strong, with more than 80 inquires since the listing went live this week.
Records show the villa next door last traded hands in 2003 for $2.8 million.
It is scheduled to go to auction on December 1.
Read more in next week’s Mosman Daily.
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