This magnificent Georgian residence presents an exceptionally rare opportunity, having been tightly held by only 4 owners since being built in 1934. Occupying a sprawling, double block of approx. 1,518 square metres, designed by John Drummond Moore, of the Wardell Moore and Dowling architecture firm, for the Chief Justice of NSW, Sir Frederick Jordan and his wife Lady Jordan. It was then subsequently sold in 1972 to the British Foreign Office and became home to the British Consul-General Michael Ward and his family.
Nestled within the affluent harbour side suburb of Vaucluse and situated on the high side of Gilliver Avenue, on the corner of Wentworth Rd, this distinguished home commands panoramic and views over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the City Skyline. Once featured in “The Home” magazine NSW on 1 July 1936, this remarkable home boasts voluminous proportions, over two expansive levels and is ideally configured for large scale living, dining and entertaining on a grand scale. DA approved to install an external lift to provide level access to all three levels and attic conversion.
An impressive entrance hall, flooded with natural sunlight, leads off to a selection of vast formal and informal living, dining and drawing rooms stretching over an exceptional approx. 700sqm of internal living space. A spacious entertainer’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and wine cellar adjoins a versatile self contained guest suite or nanny’s quarters with its own independent access.
Elegant period features showcased throughout the home include beautiful parquetry floors, soaring ceilings, open fireplaces and French doors extending onto the sun-drenched landscaped gardens, lawns, tiled solar heated pool and cabana, courtyards and loggia which encompass the home.
The upper level, also bathed in natural sunlight, comprises of an additional informal living room, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with breathtaking harbour views, home office, another self contained bedroom with complete with kitchenette and extensive sun-drenched terraces to the front and rear.
Additional attributes include garaging for 3 cars (plus additional off-street parking), DA approval to install lift and attic conversation, an abundance of storage and easy access to leading private schools, local beaches and parks plus shopping at Rose Bay, Double Bay and Bondi Junction.