Solely 4 house owners have known as Denholm mansion within the Sydney suburb of Woollahra dwelling in its greater than 100-year historical past. Amongst them was former Liberal Celebration heavyweight Sir John Atwill, who throughout his 50-year possession acquired a wide range of distinguished visitors together with the venerable Margaret Thatcher.
Befitting this provenance, the landmark property remembers the magnificence of an earlier period but is totally geared up for the modern lifetime of the following proprietor of observe.
Designed by prolific Australian architect Robert (Robin) Dods, Denholm retains the preliminary association of home windows, doorways and hovering ornate ceilings whereas having been expanded right into a compound. The 1,075-square-meter (about 11,500-square-foot) property additionally accommodates a swimming pool with an outside theater, a separate workplace and two kitchen-equipped visitor buildings, one among which accommodates a fitness center and steam room.
The grand lobby has a basic Georgian ambiance with polished beamed ceilings, wood staircase and authentic herringbone parquetry. Ornate ceilings proceed within the formal eating and residing rooms.
French doorways open to courtyard area and a eating patio space. The entrance courtyard accommodates a koi pond, fountains, an outside sound system and accent lighting.
The roomy kitchen incorporates a lengthy middle island, white cabinetry, wooden floors and a butler’s pantry. Behind a false wall is a secret door that accesses a temperature-controlled cellar with storage for greater than 2,500 bottles, tasting room, one other full kitchen and residing space.
Together with the first suite, there are eight bedrooms and 9 bogs unfold all through the compound.
A automobile carry facilitates subterranean parking for 2 autos. There are 4 extra spots above floor.
Denholm is situated within the widespread “consular belt” of Woollahra with proximity to varsities, the Sydney enterprise district and the harbor. The leafy suburban neighborhood attracts excessive net-worth native consumers and expats getting back from abroad as their youngsters get to high school age, says Denholm consultant Ken Jacobs of Non-public Property International. Trophy properties, equivalent to Denholm, have not too long ago modified fingers in Woollahra within the AU $25 million to AU $45 million vary (roughly US $17 million to US $31 million).
He notes that there’s a shortage of high-quality housing inventory within the higher finish of the Sydney actual property market.
“Given current gross sales in Woollahra, and the amenities, finishes and distinctive attributes provided by Denholm, we moderately anticipate curiosity within the AU $29 million to AU $32 million vary,” Jacobs says. That roughly converts to about US $20 million to US $22 million.
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