“Old meets avant-garde. Tradition partners innovation” – Alison Coopes

This wonderfully unconventional 6 bedroom home was born in an era when blocks were massive (this one is 939sqm) and ideas weren’t mass-produced. Since then an ultra-modern adult retreat and two outdoor entertaining areas have been built in its glorious tropical gardens, one of which can be all-weather, completely encased in glass.

Perfectly private, the home stands behind a 4-metre high hedge and sandstone wall, in the middle of a garden filled with palms, shrubs and a star feature – a remarkable, centuries-old gum-tree.

The glories of yesteryear are still apparent – original wood floors, pressed iron ceilings, decorative glass doors and windows, original fireplaces and two private teen suites or nanny quarters on their own floors – one a delightful attic with bedroom, sitting room, dressing room and ensuite.

A double-sided Jetmaster fireplace now separates the dining and living rooms (both of which extend out to the ultra-new entertaining spaces). A sleek designer kitchen has been added.

The free-standing parent retreat is a contemporary paradise, designed to connect organically with its garden environment. It includes an integrated bathroom, huge dressing room and one full glass wall.

Two outdoors spaces are also set in the home’s lush, tropical oasis. One has a retractable roof, the other has completely retractable glass walls. It can be used all year, in rain or shine. It has lock-up garaging for five cars, a home office and a lift.

Beautifully renovated, and standing in a lush tropical oasis just minutes from the CBD, this is a home where you can inject your own individuality into its magical uniqueness.

The Darling Point estate is 1 minute from the CYC and Rushcutters Bay Park on the harbour foreshore. It is also minutes from the eastern suburbs’ shopping and business hubs at Edgecliff and Double Bay, and five private schools


Contact Alison Coopesalison@alisoncoopes.com