Darling House, the 1842 Millers Point home

Darling House, the 1842 Millers Point home
Darling House, the 1842 Millers Point home

The early 1840's, heritage listed Darling House at Millers Point is the latest trophy home offering to come on the market.

Being freestanding on lawn, the agents are suggesting $5.5 million plus.

Set back from the street, the standalone house offers ten bedrooms, ten ensuite bathrooms and picturesque gardens in a quiet enclave. 

Located on 759 sqm in the Millers Point precinct, the Victorian Georgian style residence has been marketed with the possibility to be turned into a grand family home.

The property has a sandstone façade, cantilevered Victorian verandah, a large entertainers deck and a separate office.

Previously used as a care home, the property is being sold after a $5 a week rent agreement, which was struck more than 20 years ago was scrapped last year.

Darling House is now one of the latest of 50 houses to be sold by the New South Wales government despite continued protests of the mass sell off.

Formerly known as the Rocks Cottage Type Hospital, Darling House was the first major project of the newly formed Millers Point Resident Action Group in 1975.

Funds were raised through raffles and jumble sales of chocolate wheels and games of housie.

By 1993 an approval of capital funding from the Federal government for $500,000 was matched by State Liberal government.

The property is listed by Richard Shalhoub and Andrew Stuart of McGrath Edgecliff in conjunction with Shayne Harris and Robert Lowe from Savills.

The estate goes under the hammer February 25. 

 

 

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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