A historic harbourside icon


Occupying an ultra prestigious setting in what is unquestionably one of Australia's most exclusive communities, this breathtaking c1860 weatherboard home is an offering of rare historical pedigree.

Once the official residence of the Harbourmaster and the abode of legendary Australian artist John Olsen when he painted his iconic 'Five Bells', this is a unique chance to possess a dress circle property of inestimable nautical and national importance.

Peacefully and privately positioned behind an intimate traditional facade that opens to reveal an impressively spacious three level residence, the immaculately maintained interiors are designed by John Normyle and seamlessly balance original period elegance with contemporary style.

All bedrooms are well proportioned doubles, with the secluded upper level master claiming a walk-in robe, ensuite, sun-washed balcony and views which stretch across the harbour to the city skyline. With a selection of formal and casual entertaining spaces, the lower level lounge flows effortlessly through bi-fold doors to a tranquil garden.

Ideally suited to the professional and amateur chef alike, the designer kitchen has stainless steel benches, Ilve gas appliances and a large walk-in pantry. There are soaring 13 foot ceilings, as well as a large private office, ample storage, fireplaces, picture rails, plantation shutters and original polished floors.

Elegant, serene and filled with natural light, this exquisite property is conveniently placed little more than moments to parklands, regular bus and ferry transport, restaurants, cafes and the stunning shores of Camp Cove.

5 bedrooms
12 Cliff StreetWatsons Bay
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The Gallery, Level 3, 45 - 51 Cross Street Double Bay NSW 2028

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