Annandale

Suburb Profile

Overview

Nostalgic wide streets, century old mansions, heritage homes and shopkeepers who greet you by name; Annandale is a highly sought-after enclave that has an old school charm to it. Despite its quiet nature, Annandale has had its time in the spotlight – once the epicentre of Sydney’s indie rock scene, Annandale has retreated back into its charming village atmosphere.

Lifestyle

Much quieter than neighbouring Glebe and Leichhardt, Annandale has a nostalgic feel, with quiet leafy streets lined with century old mansions, heritage and family homes. 

Johnston Street, the main thoroughfare, is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. Boutique cafés and restaurants with a distinct European flavour form part of Annandale village, which flows down Booth Street.

Further north along Johnston street towards the Witches’ Houses, is the iconic grand home, The Abbey. Perched on the hillside, the privately-owned gothic revival house has an eerie presence and features gables, arches, gargoyles, chimney turrets and a tower. At one stage, the house was reconfigured into flats for working-class families and boarders, but it has now been restored as a family home. 

Annandale was also home to a recording studio that has since closed its doors, Trafalgar Studios, which recorded some of Australia’s greats; Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly. Although musicians still haunt this neighbourhood Annandale has reverted to a charming village atmosphere in recent times.

The Market

Wander down any street and you’ll see aging and restored homes. Although at times it feels like Annandale is lingering in a bygone era, you can catch glimpses of contemporary architectural upgrades along Nelson, Young and Trafalgar Streets.

There is a real sense of space with wide leafy streets, family homes, century old mansions, and heritage homes. The Witches’ Houses at the northern end of Johnston Street, named for their towers that resembles a row of witches’ hats, soak up the views of the city skyline.

Local Listings

Annandale, NSW

5 2 4

Annandale, NSW

102 Trafalgar Street

5 2 4

Auction Sat 19 Jun 2021, 04:15pm

Annandale, NSW

2 2 1

Annandale, NSW

10/139 Trafalgar Street

2 2 1

Auction Sat 26 Jun 2021, 01:00pm

Annandale, NSW

5 3 1

Annandale, NSW

216 Johnston Street

5 3 1

Auction Sat 3 Jul 2021, 02:00pm

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