Peddle House, 13 Upper Spit Road, Mosman NSW 2088

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Historic Mosman manor offers incredible views — even from the bathroom


A STRIKING 1917 Federation house with amazing views that pan all the way from Middle Harbour out through the heads was on the market in 2015 for the first time in 40 years.
Peddle House, 13 Upper Spit Road, Mosman NSW 2088
Peddle House, 13 Upper Spit Road, Mosman NSW 2088
Views that pan all the way from Middle Harbour out through the Heads
Views that pan all the way from Middle Harbour out through the Heads

Designed by renowned architect James Peddle, the home was built on difficult terrain with water views.
Designed by renowned architect James Peddle, the home was built on difficult terrain with water views.
A striking Federation house with amazing views
A striking Federation house with amazing views

Incredible views — even from the bathroom
Incredible views — even from the bathroom

Designed by renowned architect James Peddle, the home was built on difficult terrain with water views.
A stately dining room features polished wooden floors and a fireplace.
A stately dining room features polished wooden floors and a fireplace.

An updated kitchen has stone benches and an adjoining butler’s kitchen.
An updated kitchen has stone benches and an adjoining butler’s kitchen.

Architect James Peddle


* London born Mr Peddle was a renowned architect in Australia of the late 19th and early 20th century and was influential in introducing architectural styles to Sydney that he learnt from time spent in England and the US.
  • In 1889 James Peddle established Peddle Thorp & Walker, now known as PTW, which was one of the earliest architectural firms to be established in the country.
  • Since its inception, PTW been responsible for countless domestic and commercial architectural projects; with some of the most notable including the iconic AMP Tower at Circular Quay and much of the development of the Sydney Harbour waterfront including the Barangaroo project.
  • The first commission for local government awarded to Mr Peddle happened to be the design of Mosman’s second Council Chambers, which were completed in 1900.
  • Following his return to Sydney from a stint working in California fifteen years later, Mr Peddle was tasked with the design of 13 Upper Spit Rd, Mosman; which government records suggest could have been commissioned for notable WW1 photographer May Moore.

He was challenged with navigating a difficult site that was both large in size and sloped down to Parriwi Rd, offering incredible easterly vistas over Shell Cove, Middle Harbour and towards The Heads.
  • The result, however, was a handsome American shingle-style residence that showcased dark timbers, fine joinery, a shingled roof, and was set among beautiful gardens.
The living room features a fireplace set in sandstone.
The living room features a fireplace set in sandstone.

One of the home’s five bedrooms has an adjoining study.
One of the home’s five bedrooms has an adjoining study.

Gardens and trees surround the sprawling 1096sq m block.
Gardens and trees surround the sprawling 1096sq m block.

There is a self-contained granny flat with an ensuite.
There is a self-contained granny flat with an ensuite.

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  • The home, which had a price guide of $6 million, has a grand dining room with polished timber floors and panelling, and a casual lounge room with a fireplace set in thick sandstone. (Sold on 31 Aug 2015 for $5.2 million)
  • A few modern touches have been seamlessly integrated into the home, including a stone benched kitchen set among wooden cabinetry with an adjoining butler’s kitchen, updated bathrooms and a glass wrapped sunroom.

Sale listing


A remarkable estate defined by its peaceful and private setting, grand and unique home and outstanding 1096sqm of level grounds, this exceptional offering captures arguably some of Mosman's finest vistas. Magnificent panoramas unfold sweeping across Clontarf, Middle Harbour and through North Head mesmerising both day and night.
  • Perfection in family living is realised in the substantial residence offering versatile spaces ideal for the family at all stages of life. From its secluded setting it's an easy stroll to MHYC, bayside parks, bus and eateries.
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Accommodation

From the creeper clad gated entry, this property promises something special.
  • Sweeping expanses of level grass and peaceful alfresco areas frame the unique architecture of the home.
  • Inside flexible and spacious rooms delight including the glass wrapped sunroom, grand dining with sitting, living area, casual dining and lounge with magnificent sandstone encased fireplace.
  • The kitchen is perfect for the busy mum offering unrestricted viewing of the children as they play. Four bedrooms with built-in robes are all substantial plus a self-contained granny flat is ideal for the au pair.

Features

Fine joinery, expanses of glass and skylight rooflines all combine to create a home of warmth and character with a decidedly English flavour.
  • Accommodating those that love to entertain, a butler's kitchen sits nearby the well appointed main kitchen with large walk-in pantry.
  • Bedrooms are all generous offering a choice of two master suites including one with dramatic views and one with a study enclave. Ideal for those needing extended accommodation is the separate self contained cottage with bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.
  • Parking is catered for with a garage accessed via the side lane. This home is a beautiful sanctuary as is with scope to update and personalise.

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