Darling Point NSW Heritage

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Darling Point is a harbourside, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Darling Point is located 4 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of Woollahra Council.

Darling Point is bounded by
  • Sydney Harbour to the north,
  • Double Bay to the east,
  • Edgecliff to the south and
  • Rushcutters Bay to the west.
The home of Sir William Tyree at 3 Lindsay Avenue, Darling Point, was listed for sale, with expectations of over $50 million on August 20, 2011

One of Sydney's most significant and coveted harbourfront properties, the long-held 3 Lindsay Avenue Darling Point home of Sir William Tyree

National Trust listed Glanworth, 5 Lindsay Ave, Aerial View

The home of Kerry Stokes, Glanworth western elevation from McKell Park

Video tour of No. 3

Darling Point, renowned for its desirable and expensive real estate, is mostly residential and regarded as one of the most exclusive and prestigious suburbs in Australia. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darling_Point,_New_South_Wales

Gothic `Greenoaks', Darling Point, 1895
BISHOPS COURT - Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point. Gothic Revival house built 1841, for Thomas Woolley, a Sydney ironmonger, calling it Percyville with J.F. HILLY as architect. Most of the front of the present house is the original design. It has been the Anglican Archbishop's residence since 1911.



Situated on Darling Point Road, Darling Point, close to McKell Park, Craigend is a mansion constructed in the Moorish and Art Deco styles in 1935, including a pair of doors from an ancient mosque in Zanzibar and a traditional Japanese garden.
Craigend now
Craigend now

  • In 1948, the property was acquired by the United States Government as the official residence of the Consul General. It has since returned to the private sector. In 1975 it served as the villain's lair in the Hong Kong/Australian co-produced movie The Man from Hong Kong.
  • The property was originally part of the eastern 6 1/2 acre 'grant' to Joseph Wyatt of 1833. Part of the grounds of 'Caines', the brick stables being demolished to make way for the house built in 1935 for Captain James Patrick, ship owner in the coastal trade.
  • During travels in Africa, Patrick acquired a pair of doors from an ancient mosque in Zanzibar for the house. So the house, initially designed to remind him of his travels has been said to have been designed around these doors, albeit in a rebuilt form.
  • The style is composite, incorporating Moorish shapes, a strain of 'Art Deco' and 'Hollywoodiana', with a traditional Japanese garden in its grounds. The bronze cupola was added in 1938 and made from fittings from a yacht owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1948, the property was acquired by the U S Government as the official residence of the Consul General. It has since returned to the private sector.
  • Craigend was the name of an earlier house designed & built by Thomas Livingston Mitchell surveyor general of new south wales in 1829

Carthona, Carthona Avenue
Carthona, Carthona Avenue

Built in 1841 for the Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell, Carthona is a harbourside sandstone mansion located at the end of Carthona Avenue.
  • With its panoramic water views across Double Bay, to Point Piper, and north toward Manly, it is considered one of Sydney's most valuable properties.
  • It is currently held by descendants of Philip Bushell, the famed tea merchant who died at the home in 1954. It is heritage-listed.


The following buildings are on the Register of the National Estate.
  • Cloncorrick, Annandale Street and Darling Point Road, Darling Point.
    is an historic house of Victorian Free Gothic style in Darling Point, Sydney, Australia.
    Cloncorrick, designed by John Horbury Hunt
    Cloncorrick, designed by John Horbury Hunt
    It was built in 1884 for Sir George Bowen Simpson by John Horbury Hunt, a famous Sydney architect. Simpson named the house after Cloncorrick Castle in Ireland, where his grandfather once lived.[1[ The home was the residence of several notable Australians and is considered to be a house of historic significance by the New South Wales Heritage Council.
  • Callooa and garden, Bennett Avenue
    Gothic brick mansion built in the 1850's (F. CLARKE, architect.) - previously Brougham Lodge. Remodelled recently. Slideshow
  • Lindesay, Carthona Avenue
    An elegant 1830s mansion with full views across manicured lawns to Sydney harbour. Victorian Regency/Gothic house built for Campbell Drummond Riddell, 1836 (JAMES HUME/ED. HALLEN). Owners included Sir Thomas Mitchell, Sir Charles Nicholson and Hon. William Bradley. It is now owned by the National Trust.
  • Carthona, Carthona Avenue
    Victorian Tudor Gothic house built for Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, 1841. He died in 1856 and the property was purchased by J. S. Mitchell for his son William B. Mitchell. For a time, the Misses Cooksey operated a school there.
  • The Swifts, Corner Darling Point Road and Thornton Street, Darling Point.
    The Swifts is perhaps "the grandest house remaining in Sydney"
    The Swifts is perhaps "the grandest house remaining in Sydney"

    Robert Lucas Tooth, a nephew of Robert Tooth who built Cranbrook, built a house on the site in 1875. The present house, a Victorian Academic Gothic mansion built in 1882 (G.A. Morrell, architect) modelled on his father's home, Swift Park at Cranbrook, Kent. It contains 42 rooms decorated in Italian style. In 1915 it was acquired by Edmund Resch, bequeathed to the Catholic Church for the Cardinal's residence, currently in private hands.
  • Bishopscourt, Greenoaks Avenue, $22 million gothic Darling Point mansion
    Originally the gothic `Greenoaks', Darling Point (see photo above)
    Gothic Revival house built 1841, for Thomas Woolley, a Sydney ironmonger, calling it Percyville with J.F. HILLY as architect.
    Most of the front of the present house is the original design. In 1846, Thomas Sutcliffe Mort purchased the property and enlarged it, naming it Greenoaks and in the late 1850's to the early 1860's transformed the interior in a grand manner - Blacket was his architect. Further
    The archbishop's residence, Bishopscourt
    The archbishop's residence, Bishopscourt
    extensions were made in 1935 to the designs of Leslies Wilkinson. It has been the Anglican Archbishop's residence since 1911.
  • Mona, 38 Mona Road
    Stands on the original 'Dunlop Grant' sold to Thomas Ware Smart in 1841 who built the house designed by John Bibb and Mona Terraces down the road a bit. The entrance drive to Mona was on the line of present day Mona Road from Darling Point Road.
  • **Babworth House**, Mount Adelaide Road
    Mount Adelaide Road, Darling Point. House of 40 rooms built for Sir Samuel Hordern II, in 1912 (Morrow & DE Peutron, architects) in a style combining elements of Federation Classical, Bungalow, a forerunner of Art Deco displaying Art Nouveau decorative motifs.
    In 1956 Sir Sam Hordern died and the property was bought by Major Harold Rubin who presented it to St Vincent's Hospital - for a time was an aftercare unit, a Sacred Heart Hospice and staff residential - refer Mt Adelaide.
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Babworth House

Alnwick, 11 St Marks Road Darling Point NSW 2027

Alnwick, St Marks Road Darling Point
Alnwick, St Marks Road Darling Point
‘Alnwick’ is a grand Edwardian family home in elite surrounds, built in Federation Arts and Crafts style.
  • Approximately 1287m2 of land. Rejuvenated by renowned architect Michael Suttor.
  • Built in 1917 for a prominent Sydney family, Alnwick is one of Sydney’s finest Edwardian manor homes. In a very quiet setting amid landscaped grounds and having a rich pedigree, this home is offered for the first time in 20 years.
  • This property has been sympathetically refurbished whilst retaining its architectural grandeur, and showcases impeccable craftsmanship - from the sweeping staircase and elegant reception rooms to the soaring ceilings and stained glass windows.
  • Alnwick’s secluded cul-de- sac location and commanding setting at the top of the Darling Point ridge afford year-round sunlight and supreme privacy.
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Alnwick, 11 St Marks Road Darling Point, Federation Arts and Crafts exemplar
Alnwick, 11 St Marks Road Darling Point, Federation Arts and Crafts exemplar

  • Designed in 1915 by leading architects Waterhouse & Lake
  • Gated gravel driveway and a grand formal reception foyer
  • 7 bedrooms including a self-contained guest or staff wing
  • Master suite with dressing room & tasteful marble bathroom
  • Drawing room and formal dining room with grand fireplaces
  • Wrap-around terrazzo verandah, perfect for entertaining
  • Granite kitchen adjoining butler’s pantry and family room
  • Jasmine-framed summer courtyard, lush manicured lawn
  • Guest powder room, wine cellar, extensive storage space

Uni chancellor sells Darling Point mansion

November 28, 2014
Lucy Macken
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  • Title Deeds: The sale of the St Marks Road residence was shrouded in mystery.

Grand residence: Belinda Hutchinson and Roger Massy-Greene have sold their Darling Point mansion.
Grand residence: Belinda Hutchinson and Roger Massy-Greene have sold their Darling Point mansion.

Chancellor of the University of Sydney Belinda Hutchinson AM, and her husband Roger Massy-Greene, chairman of state-owned Network NSW, have sold their Darling Point mansion for more than $7.5 million.
  • The sale of the grand residence was shrouded in secrecy, with Peter Blacket, of The Blacket Agency, declining to give a price guide or the sale price. That left it to an industry source to confirm the result, above an original guide of $7 million-plus. It was designed in 1915 by Waterhouse and Lake architecture firm for prominent mining businessman Leonard Dodds and his wife Winifred.
  • Hutchinson, the former chairman of QBE Insurance, succeeded former NSW governor Marie Bashir in the role of chancellor. The couple bought the historic property on St Marks Road in 1994 for $1,907,000, and had it refurbished by architect Michael Suttor in 2000.

9 Bedroom House, 2E Greenoaks Avenue Darling Point

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  • Built around 1850 by the renowned industrialist and benefactor Thomas Mort, Greenoaks Cottage' resides on 1,307sqm approx.
    2E Greenoaks Avenue Darling Point
  • A truly historic landmark offering of impeccable credentials, this is a property without equal.
  • This is a unique opportunity to possess one of Darling Point's finest homes set in an extremely central location close to Edgecliff & Double Bay shops & transport.
  • Currently configured as three separate lifestyle apartments, there are existing DA plans to recreate as two luxury residences
    Front Elevation 2E Greenoaks Avenue Darling Point
  • a wonderful opportunity to re-invent as a grand family home.
  • The home offers vast interiors with exquisite period details, soaring ceilings, original stained glass windows and tranquil gardens boasting sweeping level lawns. This residence provides the discerning buyer tremendous scope to personalize.


  • Historic landmark offering
  • Existing DA plans to recreate
  • Vast interiors
  • period details
  • Soaring ceilings
  • stained glass windows
  • Established gardens
  • Residing on 1307sqm approx
  • Value Estimate: $2,110,000 to $2,380,000
  • 9 Bedroom House
Property Features:
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 7
Garages: 5

Heritage Tudor Style 2E Greenoaks Avenue Darling Point

Kyoto, 41 Etham Avenue, Darling Point, NSW, 2027

Kyoto, 41 Etham Avenue, Darling Point, NSW, 2027

  • Enjoying peace and privacy, this stylish family home captures wonderful all day sunlight + offers a supremely flexible floorplan for the growing family as well as busy executives seeking an ultimately convenient lifestyle & ideal low maintenance living.
  • 1st time offered in nearly 36 years, the home is set amongst sundrenched gardens and offers a superb all year round, effortless indoor & outdoor entertaining lifestyle.
  • Updated over the years, the style is contemporary and timeless with neutral tones & vast private garden. Amidst some of Darling Point's finest private residences, its only mins walk to Darling Point & Rushcutters Bay parks & waterfront, top schools & transport.
  • Imposing corner position
  • Two street frontages
  • Welcoming front entry garden
  • Flexible floorplan offers 3 double bedrooms, 3 modern bathrooms
  • Luxurious formal lounge & separate formal dining room
  • 6 feature open fireplaces

14 Mona Road DARLING POINT 2027 NSW

14 Mona Road DARLING POINT 2027 NSW

Forthcoming Auction 2014

A hidden oasis - magnificent Queen Anne Federation home.

Built c1906 and forming an integral part of Darling Point's heritage, this grand freestanding residence is secluded from the road affording a wonderful sense of peace and privacy.
Original pressed metal ceiling and fireplace, polished floorboards
  • A fine example of Queen Anne style architecture, it has been meticulously restored and revived showcasing a wealth of refined period features.
Handsome verandah, balustrading, and city view! Wicker chairs are absolutely period Edwardian feature
  • Wrapped in a private garden and deep verandahs, it captures lush district and city skyline views.
  • A brief stroll to Edgecliff Station, it features rear access via Mona Lane to Rushcutters Bay Park and potential parking (STCA).
Features include:
  • A hidden oasis with period features & timeless appeal
  • High ornate plaster ceilings, dark original timber floors
  • Beautiful living & formal dining rooms, Jetmaster fireplaces
  • Calacatta marble island kitchen, adjoining casual dining
  • 4 double bedrooms, 2 tasteful bathrooms, powder room
  • Master with fireplace, verandah & dramatic city views
  • Wide iron lacework verandahs & a lush landscaped garden
  • Ducted heating, alarm, potential parking (STCA) via Mona Lane
  • Council rates: $1,788.98 pa, Water rates: $648.28 pa