Holding a significant place in Sydney’s early history, ‘Newton’ stands as a magnificent example of Victorian Italianate architecture in an exclusive harbourside enclave between the waterfront tranquility of Anderson Park and Milson Park. A commanding elevated setting on a private 696sqm approx. affords an impressive sense of arrival along with alluring views from the upper level that sweep around from the city and Harbour Bridge to the bright lights of North Sydney. Offering 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, parking for 4 cars plus a separate self-contained studio/office.
With a tightly held provenance, the grand two-storey residence has only been sold twice in over a century and is available for the first time in 28 years. Built c1882 by John Frederick Loxton, best known for his work with the Sydney Harbour Trust and responsible for the fortification of Bare Island in Botany, the historic property stands as a rare surviving Victorian mansion with beautifully preserved and sympathetically updated interiors that showcase its fine period craftsmanship.
Introduced by a wide verandah and tessellated tile foyer, the freestanding manor’s rich interior tapestry features soaring 3.4m ceilings, elegant marble fireplaces and jewel-like stained glass windows as a gracious reminder of the past. A home of enduring style and substance, the five-bedroom property is wrapped in established gardens with a sequence of alfresco spaces to relax or entertain alfresco. Features include five king-sized bedrooms; the main with an ensuite; grand living and dining rooms anchored by marble fireplaces; a contemporary stainless steel gas kitchen with European appliances and casual dining area; marble-tiled bathrooms; separate studio suite ideal as a home office or retreat; double lock-up garage (or games room); and double off-street parking.
Additional features include:
– A significant estate listed on the National Trust
– Flourishing gardens, wisteria-framed dining terrace
– Hilltop setting with Harbour Bridge and city views
– 4 bathrooms, internal laundry, Daikin ducted air
– Refined period craftsmanship, original slate roof
– 200m to Milson Park and the Ensemble Theatre
– 550m to the ferry to Circular Quay and Manly
– Easy access to the city, one set of lights to the Sydney’s CBD