Former Coachman Restaurant premises in Redfern up for sale

Former Coachman Restaurant premises in Redfern up for sale
Former Coachman Restaurant premises in Redfern up for sale

The former Coachman Restaurant in Redfern, transformed in 1961 by well known restaurateur Wolife Pizem, has been listed for sale.

The property at 763 Bourke Street has undergone a large scale renovation and refurbishment since the Russian Coachman Restaurant closed its doors in 2012.

It was back in the early 1960s when famous local restaurateur's Wolfie Pizem and Joseph Malek converted the 1820s built cottage into a restaurant, adding a kitchen and a bar.

It last traded for $500,000 in 2001 when sold by Diane Malek, the widow of the late Joseph.

The heritage-listed property, which was known as Roseheath Cottage, was built by hand by convicts for Thomas Campbell.

It was built on a consolidated 40 acre estate owned by nurseryman John Baptist. The 40 acres were subdivided in the 1880s, creating Baptist, Telopea, Boronia and Zamia Streets.

Former Coachman Restaurant premises in Redfern up for sale

The cottage was one half of a semi-detached pair. In 1915 the house was purchased by Samuel Goldstein, a shirtmaker, who used part of the building as living quarters and the other half as a ballroom.

Pizem and Malek named the restaurant The Coachman and it quickly became a regular haunt for local business people, in particular the rag trade.

It would go on to host a number of national and international celebrities.

The attached warehouse, which had an above ground pool that was used as a lobster tank, was demolished in 1967 to make way for a four storey apartment building.

Former Coachman Restaurant premises in Redfern up for sale

In 1995 the restaurant was renamed the Russian Coachman up until its closure seven years ago.

The property with exposed sandstone and a number of large fireplaces has around 500 sqm of indoor and outdoor space. It was listed for rent earlier this year at $195,000 per annum.

It is being marketed by CBRE agents Nicholas Heaton and Matthew Fenn as being suitable as a restaurant, creative office or childcare facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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