The Charming Federation Housing of Drummoyne NSW


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History
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25 Drummoyne Avenue
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23 Drummoyne Avenue
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50 Day Street Drummoyne

Drummoyne sits on the peninsula between Iron Cove and Five Dock Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River and, as such, has some of Sydney's best waterfront views. Drummoyne neighbours the similarly historic Five Dock and Abbotsford.[1]
  • Drummoyne was originally part of a land grant to Colonial Surgeon John Harris. In 1841 part of that grant between Thompson and Millar Streets was subdivided and advertised as “40 minutes row from Sydney”.
  • In 1853, William Wright bought a large chunk of the subdivision and called it “ Drummoyne” after his family home in Scotland.
  • William Wright was a merchant, whaler and sealer who bought land in the northern part of the area in 1853. The property was bounded by present day Lyons Road and Victoria Road.[3
  • Drummoyne House was built in the Georgian Classical style. It was rectangular in plan with a hipped roof with a concave verandah across the entire front and returned along each side.[3
  • He named it Drummoyne Park after his family home at Drummoyne on Clyde in Scotland. In Gaelic, Drummoyne means flat topped ridge.4
The city view to the East
The city view to the East


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The area remained a long row from the city until the 1880’s when construction of the Iron Cove and Gladesville bridges, and the arrival of the tram, caused a boom. Drummoyne’s new ease of access to the city, and its sublime siting by the harbour swiftly made it a desirable address.
  • Drummoyne is linked to Rozelle by the Victoria Road and Huntleys Point by the Gladesville Bridge. Victoria Road, one of Sydney's busiest roads, cuts through the heart of Drummoyne en route to the Sydney CBD.
  • Victoria Road's presence makes the CBD transport hub extremely accessible, as numerous and frequent bus routes from Sydney's west merge in Drummoyne. However, it also leads to a bottleneck during the morning and evening peaks.

Real Estate & Design
The last few decades have seen many of the fine old homes, particularly on the waterfront, torn down and replaced with modern apartments and townhouses. Luckily some of substantial old Victoria and Edwardian homes remain, along with the smaller semi detached houses that were built in the earlier part of the 20th century.

Waterfront Drummoyne property the week's most expensive sale

42 Drummoyne Avenue Drummoyne NSW:

42 Drummoyne Avenue, DRUMMOYNE, NSW, 2047, Sold for $3,8m Oct 2013
42 Drummoyne Avenue, DRUMMOYNE, NSW, 2047, Sold for $3,8m Oct 2013

But the neighbouring house, on the right, went for $4million (see No 44 Drummoyne Avenue below)


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A five-bedroom waterfront property on Drummoyne Avenue with it’s own pontoon and slipway was the week’s most expensive sale, selling at auction for $3.833 million, according to RP Data.
  • Situated on 1,242 square metres and only six kilometers from the Sydney CBD in Drummoyne, the property features an indoor spa room that leads to an outdoor pool and garden.
  • The property was initially listed in 2009 for $4.9 million.
  • It last traded in February 2001 for $2 million, after being listed for $2.2 million.[2]

23 Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne NSW

A Federation Bungalow with Art Nouveau decoration
A Federation Bungalow with Art Nouveau decoration

'Bullseye' leadlight window, polished floor boards, and timber picture rails
'Bullseye' leadlight window, polished floor boards, and timber picture rails

Ornate ceilings and beautiful Art Nouveau fireplace
Ornate ceilings and beautiful Art Nouveau fireplace

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  • Open plan family living and dining room
  • Magnificent ornate ceilings & fireplaces
  • Wrap around front verandah w’ waterviews
  • Grand and spacious formal living & dining rooms
  • Elevated 700sqm land on the high side of street
  • Benefits:
  • Prestigious & highly sought Drummoyne East location
  • Outstanding family home with period features
  • Walk to city ferry, Drummoyne village and buses
Sold for $1,672,000 in 10 Dec 2011 (at Auction); Last Sold for $1,520,000 in Nov 2008[3]

25 Drummoyne Avenue, DRUMMOYNE NSW


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The best Federation house in Drummoyne was advertised without written description, but with four scenic tours!

Virtual Tours of 25 Drummoyne Avenue, DRUMMOYNE NSW

The listing:
http://www.surroundpix.com.au/real-estate/nsw/drummoyne/2047/328699/virtual-tours/
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Ornate ceiling with Australian floral motifs, beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight, and polished floorboards. Superb presentation.
Ornate ceiling with Australian floral motifs, beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight, and polished floorboards. Superb presentation.


Beautiful Art Nouveau arch, ornate ceilings, leadlight, floorboards, picture rails: edwardian white interior. A lot to love!
Beautiful Art Nouveau arch, ornate ceilings, leadlight, floorboards, picture rails: edwardian white interior. A lot to love!

An exquisitely renovated kitchen with many original features, especially the floor, stove and plate display
An exquisitely renovated kitchen with many original features, especially the floor, stove and plate display

44 Drummoyne Avenue Drummoyne NSW

'Tobique' built about 1909.
One of a few grand, surviving Federation mansions built on the foreshore. Special local historical interest. Associated with a noted marine engineer Harry P. Young for whom the house was built and whose family lived in the house until the late twentieth century.

An outstanding example of a better quality Federation style suburban house which, because it is completely unchanged in both form and detail, internally and externally, is extremely rare. It stands in an early twentieth century garden in a fine position overlooking the Parramatta River.[4]

"Absolute deep waterfront with easy, level access to superb marine facilities, this magnificently restored substantial Federation residence resides majestically on 1473sqm of land commanding breathtaking views".[5]

42 and 44 Drummoyne avenue, aerial view looking South
42 and 44 Drummoyne avenue, aerial view looking South


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Here we see a Victorian arch and a Victorian fireplace, but Art Nouveau leadlight in the door set.
Here we see a Victorian arch and a Victorian fireplace, but Art Nouveau leadlight in the door set.

The gothic coloured glass panels and Art Nouveau fireplace are great features
The gothic coloured glass panels and Art Nouveau fireplace are great features

  • North facing original sandstone and brick residence with period features
  • Private jetty, pontoon and mooring poles
  • Possible sub division at street level subject to DA approval
  • Grand formal living and dining rooms
  • Self contained retreat/granny flat on lower ground level
  • Wraparound landscaped gardens and manicured lawns
  • Sundrenched tiled verandah and outdoor entertaining area
  • Towering ornate ceilings, French polished original fireplaces
  • Triple garage and workshop, bus stop at door, stroll to ferry
  • Sold $4,000,000; total area 1,473sqm; council rates $3,150pa; water rates $450pa

50 Day Street Drummoyne NSW

Prominently located yet ultra-quiet and private, the focus of this large refurbished period home includes multiple formal or casual living areas, light filled open plan kitchen with the flexibility of a parents retreat on the top floor with stunning city skyline and bay views. On the ground floor, three large rooms and separate entry is ideal for teenager's space, in-law accommodation, and /or work at home opportunities.

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Featuring classical symmetry and a stunning facade, the home is not only central in location (opposite Brett park), but handy to buses, ferries for immediate CBD access, Birkenhead and the bay run.

Art Nouveau inspired glass walled extension.
Art Nouveau inspired glass walled extension.

  • Five large bedrooms, master with ensuite, balcony, study, city and water views

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  • Two superb bathrooms including spa bath
  • Large open plan kitchen and living area
  • Casual dining with vaulted ceilings leads to atrium courtyard and north facing outdoor dining terrace
  • Stunning formal dining room, with gas fire
  • Land size: 425sqm approximately, internal floor space 295sqm approximately

7 Gipps Street Drummoyne NSW

"Gillendoon" Bayside Granduer with views on 690m2 of land[6]
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne


7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne
7 Gipps Street, Drummoyne

Built c1910 on a rare 690sqm parcel of land, the gracious 'Gillendoon' enjoys a commanding elevated setting affording stunning views over Iron Cove to the city skyline. Positioned at the bayside end of one of the area's best streets, a stone's throw to Gipps Street Reserve and the famed Bay Run, it features an impressive 16m plus street frontage and extra wide side driveway. Blending classical charm with contemporary comfort, the interiors are graced with a wealth of refined original features and incorporate a spacious architect-designed extension and upper level ideal as a teen retreat.

Accommodation:
  • 4 large bedrooms, built-in robes
  • Lofty top floor retreat with balcony
  • Beautiful lounge with Jetmaster fireplace
  • Large skylit Corian-topped gas kitchen
  • Spacious open plan family living & dining
  • Bi-folds to a pergola-covered terrace
  • Landscaped garden with private courtyard
  • Fresh family bathroom & an ensuite
  • Internal laundry/utilities, powder room
  • Lock-up garage, ample driveway parking

Features:
  • Deep sandstone-framed foregarden
  • Wraparound verandah with bay views

41 Wrights Road Drummoyne

A very fine set of apartments in Bungalow style, (not Art Deco at all!) [7] An entire block of four gracious and character-filled apartments, offered for sale in one line. Each updated semi-style captures leafy glimpses out over Drummoyne Bay and is graced with original period features making them highly attractive rental prospects. Along with a private entry and front and rear verandahs, each features double parking and access to a huge common grassed garden.

  • Block of 4 with 2 x 2 bedroom upper level apartments, 2 x 3 bedroom garden apartments, stroll to the foreshore, as well as ferry & bus transport to the city
  • Sandstone framed front gardens, 3 with a Lock up garage + parking, 1 with triple driveway parking, refurbished gas kitchens
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Timber picture rails, an Edwardian interior.
Timber picture rails, an Edwardian interior.
What was an Edwardian kitchen
What was an Edwardian kitchen


40 Tranmere Street DRUMMOYNE

A Federation House with Victorian decorative interiors:

"With high hedgerows and imposing presence, this meticulously renovated Federation home on a generous 763sqm corner block is a masterpiece of restored period styling with today's comforts, located in an attractive tree-lined street."
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  • "The grand entrance hall leads to elegant formal living and dining areas, as well as light-filled casual spaces with superb indoor/outdoor flow from the family room through French doors to the generous verandah.
  • "Features of the spacious open plan country kitchen include beautiful marble bench tops, 'Aga' style combined gas/electric oven, dishwasher, island bench and plenty of pantry/cupboard space."A large laundry provides extra storage space and includes adjoining 3rd bathroom.
  • "The main bathroom with decorative lead lights includes spa bath & separate shower. The second bathroom is conveniently located between bedrooms.
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  • Plenty of accommodation is provided with four roomy bedrooms, all with decorative ceiling roses, cornices and picture rails.
  • "The 3rd bedroom includes pull down stairs to attic storage; the main and 4th bedroom/study offer working fireplaces.
  • "The main bathroom with decorative lead lights includes spa bath & separate shower.
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  • "The private level backyard with solar heated saltwater pool and immaculate garden barbecue courtyard is perfect for summer entertaining. Parking is via remote control gates.


2 Wrights Road, Drummoyne, NSW 2047

One of Drummoyne's landmark properties:

  • grand proportions,
  • traditional features and
  • stylish modern improvements
'A landmark residence of style and distinction'
For Sale around $1,800,000 Sold by Private Treaty for $1,630,000[8]
A Victorian Villa with Cupola and some Federation features
A Victorian Villa with Cupola and some Federation features

"Combining position, elegance and a rare historic beauty, this majestic 1900s Federation residence is one of Drummoyne's landmark properties and a refined home of distinction. It makes an exceptional home and creates a lasting impression with grand proportions, traditional features and stylish modern improvements."
Small coloured glass panels in the upper window transoms are typical Federation features, as is the fireplace with tiles, and picture rails, and polished wooden floors
Small coloured glass panels in the upper window transoms are typical Federation features, as is the fireplace with tiles, and picture rails, and polished wooden floors

  • "An imposing cupola domed ceiling on entrance
  • "Gracious formal rooms with high ornate ceilings
Upper wall vents show original gas lighting installed. Marble fireplace is absolutely typical and quite original
Upper wall vents show original gas lighting installed. Marble fireplace is absolutely typical and quite original


  • "A wide traditional wraparound verandah
Exposed rafters of the modern addition match those of the front verandah. The chimneys and cupola are a Victorian style.
Exposed rafters of the modern addition match those of the front verandah. The chimneys and cupola are a Victorian style.


  • "Original fireplaces and polished floors throughout
Original fireplaces and polished floors throughout, Window nook is a classic feature of the period
Original fireplaces and polished floors throughout, Window nook is a classic feature of the period


  • "Private entertainment area & swimming pool
  • "Separate study and lower level retreat
  • "Superb master suite with deluxe full bath ensuite
  • "Tandem carport, storage and central heating"
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8 Cambridge Road, Drummoyne, NSW

For Sale, Price guide over $775,000 Auction: Sat 18-Aug-12 9:00AM
"Traditional style blending old and modern"
Beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight transom over the wall archway, handsome Edwardian timber fireplace
Beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight transom over the wall archway, handsome Edwardian timber fireplace


"A character home of style and charm, this generous Federation residence is a shining example of immaculately retained period details and sophisticated modern design. It provides a very relaxed and spacious family home in a great harbourside location.
  • "Flowing interiors feature separate lounge and dining areas
  • "High ornate ceilings, polished timber floors and leadlight windows
  • "Peaceful rear garden with lawn and entertainment space
Federation gardens are typically sparse.
Federation gardens are typically sparse.


  • "Oversized bedrooms include fireplaces, two with built-ins
  • "Quality CaesarStone kitchen equipped with Ilve gas fittings"Two bathrooms include a main with freestanding clawfoot bath
  • "Secure off street car space with automatic entrance
Exposed rafters and gables are typical Federation features, also stained glass transom over doorway
Exposed rafters and gables are typical Federation features, also stained glass transom over doorway

  • "Air conditioning, four fireplaces and rear storage shed
  • "Classic presentation yet enhanced for modern living"

  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drummoyne,_New_South_Wales
  2. ^ http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/news/waterfront-drummoyne-property-this-week-s-most-expensive-sale-rp-data/2013100865574
  3. ^ http://house.ksou.cn/p.php?q=Drummoyne&sta=nsw&id=160941
  4. ^ http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2891039
  5. ^ http://www.mcgrath.com.au/buy/house-drummoyne-nsw-2047/51967
  6. ^ http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-drummoyne-113991451
  7. ^ http://www.realestate.com.au/property-unitblock-nsw-drummoyne-113229411
  8. ^ http://www.pilcher-residential.com/3177707/2-Wrights-Road-Drummoyne