Unconventional Darling Point trophy home bought by former Malcolm Turnbull adviser

Unconventional Darling Point trophy home bought by former Malcolm Turnbull adviser
Unconventional Darling Point trophy home bought by former Malcolm Turnbull adviser

An unconventional Darling Point home has been sold for about $6 million.

The home has undergone extensive renovations under its ownership by the entrepreneur Barry Wain, including additions to take advantage of its lush tropical gardens.

There are now two outdoor entertaining areas, one with a retractable roof and the other with glass walls.

Unconventional Darling Point trophy home bought by former Malcolm Turnbull adviser

The Oswald Street home sits behind a four metre high hedge and sandstone wall in the middle of a garden filled with palms, shrubs and a gum tree which is centuries old.

A free-standing parent retreat has been built in the 940 square metre grounds, designed to connect organically with its garden environment.

It features one full glass wall, a dressing room and a bathroom.

Unconventional Darling Point trophy home bought by former Malcolm Turnbull adviser

The traditional main residence comprises a further five bedrooms, including two private teen suites on their own floors.

One sits in a converted attic with its own lounge, dressing room and ensuite.

Period details of the home have been retained including its original wood floors, pressed iron ceilings, decorative glass doors and windows and original fireplaces.

The living and dining room, which open to the outdoors, are divided by a double-sided Jetmaster fireplace.  

Alison Coopes at Agency by Alison Coopes marketed the property.

Philippa King, the former adviser to Malcolm Turnbull and Mike Baird, bought the Darling Point home. 

This article first apeared in The Weekend Australian. 

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