Landmark c1901 on approximately 1,116 sqm with a pool and harbour views
Lifestyle - Offered for the first time in 50 years, 'Clutha' is a landmark c1901 Kirribilli residence built in the Edwardian style upon approximately 1,116 sqm, it one of the largest land holdings in the area. Set on the high side of the street affording breathtaking views over Careening Cove, it echoes refined turn-of-the-century grandeur across two ornate levels with immense potential. Impeccably maintained interiors of palatial proportions are matched by a sparkling pool and lush back garden - just a short stroll to village shops, cafes, ferries, theatre & yacht clubs.
Accommodation - Floorboards sweep into a glorious lounge room with an attached sitting area overlooking the pool through a magnificent arched window. Nearby is an exquisite formal dining room, a spacious family room and conservatory. Originally the maid's quarters, an enormous functional kitchen boasts an adjoining work area, walk-in pantry and informal dining area. A stately central staircase with leadlight windows leads to a mezzanine landing. Upstairs are two huge bedrooms, a sunroom with stunning harbour views, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Features - Step outside to the sparkling sandstone-flagged saltwater pool with a paved sundeck. Framed in established gardens, a child-friendly lawn is set at the back. Beyond its sandstone fence and tiered front gardens, a bevelled glass entry opens to an elegant foyer with a grand sweeping staircase beneath soaring decorative ceilings. A blend of red brick, stucco and shingled detail, this marvellous residence embraces a beautiful street presence. In addition, it features an oversized laundry with storage, a cloak room, a store room, an alarm system, four working fireplaces, built-in robes, rosettes, picture rails, classic light fittings and two single lock-up garages.
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Lifestyle Kirribilli is a harbourside suburb of Sydney’s Lower North Shore, 3km north of the CBD. Famous for its elevated position and spectacular views over Sydney Harbour, Kirribilli was named after the Aboriginal word for ‘a good fishing spot’, and is one of Australia’s oldest and most established suburbs.
Transport Regular bus services travel from Kirribilli to the Sydney CBD and many others parts of northern Sydney. Other bus routes loop Kirribilli’s neighbouring suburbs of Neutral Bay, Milsons Point, McMahons Point and North Sydney. Train services operate frequently to the Sydney CBD and the North Shore from Milsons Point station, located next to the main shopping streets of Kirribilli. Ferries to Circular Quay operate from Kirribilli Ferry Wharf at the end of Holbrook Avenue.
Local Amenities Luna Park – one of Sydney’s most well-known icons now offers free entry, so you can wander around, soak up the atmosphere and magnificent views, watch the kids on the rides or have a go yourself
North Sydney Olympic Pool boasts knockout views of the Harbour Bridge
Bradfield Plaza Park & Picnic Area under the Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli and a number of harbourside parks/walkways A vast range of cafes, restaurants, pubs/hotels, boutique fashion stores and homewares shops in Kirribilli Village, and just a short drive to Mosman Village Shopping Precinct, Cremorne Junction, Neutral Bay Junction, Chatswood Shopping Centre or Warringah Mall
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in nearby Cremorne – an historic 6 cinema complex which opened in 1935, and has since been restored to replicate all original art deco fittings, colour schemes and lighting
Neighbouring North Sydney is home to two Fitness First Gym Clubs – one in Elizabeth Plaza, the other in Walker Street
Many of Sydney’s most prestigious schools are located in close proximity to Kirribilli – e.g. Loreto Girls, Monte Saint Angelo, St Aloysius, Shore School, Queenwood School for Girls.