Ventnor, one of Pittwater's oldest homes for sale

Ventnor, one of Pittwater's oldest homes for sale
Ventnor, one of Pittwater's oldest homes for sale

The Pittwater trophy home Ventnor, one of the oldest buildings on the northern beaches, has been listed for sale.

Dating back 155 years on one of the peninsula’s biggest blocks, the 1860's residence in Elvina Bay was built around the American Civil War.

It was first owned by William Oliver, who was granted 12 hectares of land in 1842. He cleared the area for an orchard.

The home features a cast-iron combustion stove, sandstone verandas and Victorian-era fireplaces.

Realestate.com.au found historic reports that said Oliver cut oak timber, favoured as fuel for bakers’ ovens, and created orchards in the area.

Oliver and his wife Mary held the land until 1882 and were buried in the cemetery behind the church they helped build in Church Point.

Their son Frederick, who died in 1867 after falling off his horse, is buried further inland from the Elvina Bay house and his sandstone gravesite is still in place, beside a popular walking track.

A shot of Ventnor from the water. Elvina Bay. NSW
 

Set on a 3165 sqm waterfront parcel, the home is in Elvina Bay, a small inlet only accessible by boat.

The home comes with a private jetty and boatshed and sits in grassed gardens framed by established trees.

Complete with brick chimneys, deep verandahs and corrugated iron roof, the single-level home has three bedrooms.

The home was identified as being culturally significant by a local heritage study in the 1980s. Its heritage status has since been removed.

The home is on 3163 sqm of waterfront land with a private jetty, boatshed and wide Pittwater views in two directions.

Ventnor 39 Sturdee Lane, Elvina Bay. NSW real esta  

The single-storey home with corrugated iron roof was identified as of cultural significance by a local heritage study in the 1980s but its heritage status has been lifted.

Ken Jacobs, of Christie’s International, said while there were many period details intact in the house, the property had also been remodelled and extended over the years.

P.M.C Hill and Christie's International are marketing the home with $3.5 million hopes.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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