Real Estate

Prized Federation beauty hits market

Written by The ReReport
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Framed perfectly by two towering palm trees, this delightful Federation home is easy to fall in love with before you’ve even got past the front gate.

The high gabled roofs, picturesque verandas and Federation craftsmanship gives this property a compelling presence on the Balmoral slopes.

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And as you step up to the veranda and turn around, the palm trees equally frame the view, from Balmoral across the harbour to Manly.

Michael and Linda Sissian bought 28 Redan St Mosman, about 17 years ago.

Built in 1901, the house is a fine example of grand Federation architecture and sits on a generous 1271sqm of land with a deep apron of front lawn.

Now that their two sons have grown up, the couple are downsizing but Mrs Sissian says it will be hard to move.

“I love this house. It has all the peace and privacy of living in the country,” she said.

“The house immediately makes people feel at home. It has a lovely mix of warmth and charm and classic style.”

The home has some remarkable original features, including rarely-seen decorative timber mantles in the formal areas and a front entry illuminated by repeated panels of beautiful stained glass.

There’s high ceilings, hardwood floors and bay windows, plus precious small features like original decorative floor vents.

Over the years, the couple have renovated the once-neglected property including providing contemporary bathrooms and a classic white kitchen with walk-in pantry.

The renovations have created a fresh, updated style, enhanced by the north easterly light and harbour breezes.

The location is one keenly sought in Mosman. Redan St is a quiet street and only a five-minute walk in either direction to Mosman Village or Balmoral Beach.

“It’s so close to everything,” said Mrs Sissian.

One of the things Mrs Sissian loves about the house is its size – not too big that you have to send out a search party for lost children but more than generous for everyday living and entertaining.

The house is often host to extended family including Mrs Sissian’s identical twin sister and her family.

There’s space and separation, exemplified in the kitchen and open plan family room which are located across the hall from the elegant formal living and dining rooms – making it easy to shut off the two zones.

Upstairs the gentle breeze wafts through a series of bedrooms, including a luxury master suite, with walk-in robe, and privy to the Balmoral view and those awesome palm trees.

The property is for sale by expressions of interest, with a price guide of $12,000,000 -$13,000,000. For more information contact Nic Yates, of The Agency – North.