No. 233 & 233a Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag, has been in the same family since 1938. On the market for $6 million, it is one of Sydney’s most private waterfront homes.
THE most secluded property on Sydney Harbour is up for sale for the first time in 80 years.
The modest property sits on a whopping 6500sqm of untouched bushland right on the edge of Sugarloaf Bay in Castlecrag.
The heritage listed three-bedroom house at 233 and 233a Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag, was built in 1912 out of Canadian redwood.
Listed with Ray White Lower North Shore’s Chris Keane, it has a $6 million price guide.
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Getting to the cottage is a journey in itself. It is only accessible via a bush track down the hill. Another option of course is to arrive at the house by boat.
The property has a private tidal pool.
Owners Terry Hey and his sister are selling their family home as it was simply time to move on and let another family create memories there.
“It would have to be the most photographed property in Middle Harbour as every boat that comes past here stops to take a photograph. It’s such a great location and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for a lucky buyer,” Mr Hey said.
Mr Hey’s father Alfred purchased the property when he was 24 years old in 1938. After moving back into the property in the 1970s, Alfred remained there until he passed away aged 99.
The family wants to sell the lot in one line but it is divided into three lots which comprise a carpark at the top, plus bush track lot and the freehold reclaimed land on the harbour.
“The tidal pool is adjacent with the heritage listed house and while you cannot own the tidal pool the rates with Maritime are very reasonable,” Mr Hey said.
The main bedroom still vintage wallpaper and a chandelier.
The cottage remains mostly in original condition.
Mr Keane said there was simply nothing like this available anywhere in Sydney.
“This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity said,” he said.
In this section of Sugarloaf Bay there are two other houses down here, but you can’t see them.
“This is the only one of the three that remains privately owned. The other two properties are owned and rented out by council.”
The Ray White agent expects interest to be from downsizers hoping to secure a secluded property or those looking for a holiday home close to Sydney.
The property is perfect for water sports, kayaking and swimming in the private leased tidal pool.
Could you imagine waking up to this every morning?
The cottage remains in mostly original condition with roof detailings and wallpaper present throughout.
The main bedroom has views looking out to the Harbour, while there is a large deck that wraps around two sides of the house.
It is believed that prior to purchase, the home was used as an illegal gambling house with an original, scalloped gambling table, with drawers for betting chips included in the sale.
The property also comes with two parking spaces up on Edinburgh Rd.
The Edinburgh Rd property is scheduled to go to auction on December 6.
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