Vaucluse Lighthouse Keepers Cottage sells

Joel RobinsonAugust 21, 20170 min read

The Head Lighthouse Keepers Cottage near the iconic Vaucluse lighthouse has sold.

It's the second lighthouse cottage sale in the last year. Last October Nanshan Group co-founder son Song Jianmin paid $7.5 million for the Keepers Cottage.

The Keepers Cottage was sold by Giorgio and Adisa Pompei, who run the Italian restaurant Pompeis in Bondi.

The first part of the house was built in 1817 by the convict architect Francis Greenway and formed one of the pavilions guarding the Greenway lighthouse.

The majority of the home was built in 1837.

Greenway designed the first lighthouse at Vaucluse under Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s instructions and it was first lit in 1818.

However, the soft sandstone started crumbling soon after and a new lighthouse designed by James Barnet was built in its place 1883.

The Pompeis spent the first two years of their ownership restoring the cottage. 

Agents D'Leanne Lewis and Joshua Jarvis were asking $3.5 million for the Head Lighthouse Keepers Cottage which had been on the market since May.

Marketed as Australia's earliest Lighthouse Keeper's cottage, the historic home on 1,100 sqm sits in private Italian gardens.

The Keeper's Cottage sits adjacent to the historic Macquarie Lighthouse.

Reflecting its heritage with a balance of colonial craftsmanship and modern touches, the sandstone has been renovated and restored.

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, five original open fireplaces and a library. There's also a separate studio on the parcel.

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.
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Find out more in our privacy policy.
Accept Cookies