Solely 4 house owners have referred to as Denholm mansion within the Sydney suburb of Woollahra house in its greater than 100-year historical past. Amongst them was former Liberal Social gathering heavyweight Sir John Atwill, who throughout his 50-year possession obtained quite a lot of distinguished visitors together with the venerable Margaret Thatcher.
Befitting this provenance, the landmark property recollects the magnificence of an earlier period but is absolutely outfitted 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 out of doors theater, a separate workplace and two kitchen-equipped visitor buildings, one in every of which comprises a gymnasium and steam room.
The grand lobby has a traditional Georgian ambiance with polished beamed ceilings, picket staircase and unique herringbone parquetry. Ornate ceilings proceed within the formal eating and dwelling rooms.
French doorways open to courtyard house and a eating patio space. The entrance courtyard comprises a koi pond, fountains, an out of doors sound system and accent lighting.
The roomy kitchen includes a lengthy heart island, white cabinetry, wood flooring 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 dwelling space.
Together with the first suite, there are eight bedrooms and 9 loos unfold all through the compound.
A automotive elevate facilitates subterranean parking for 2 autos. There are 4 extra spots above floor.
Denholm is situated within the well-liked “consular belt” of Woollahra with proximity to colleges, the Sydney enterprise district and the harbor. The leafy suburban group attracts excessive net-worth native consumers and expats coming back from abroad as their kids get to high school age, says Denholm consultant Ken Jacobs of Personal Property International. Trophy properties, equivalent to Denholm, have lately modified arms 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 fairly count on 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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