Transformed Darlinghurst manor sells after $10 million hopes

Transformed Darlinghurst manor sells after $10 million hopes
Transformed Darlinghurst manor sells after $10 million hopes

An 1880s Darlinghurst manor has listed with $10 million hopes has been sold.

Reworked in 2010 by Alex Smith of CSA Architects, the home at 87 Barcom Avenue, was quickly snapped up three weeks into its marketing.

Built in 1882, the grand family home of the McGrath family has been featured in the pages of Belle and Mansion Australia magazines, and on Yellowtrace design blog.

Transformed Darlinghurst manor sells after  million hopes

It is set on an elevated 592 sqm block with 14m street frontage.

Inside there are soaring four metre ceilings.

The home has five bedrooms plus a study with interiors by Arent & Pyke, the duo Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke.

Arent & Pyke developed a strategy to pair lofty and architecturally rich spaces, with heritage detail of ornate cornices and skirting boards, "where texture and refinement contrast and enrich the whole."

Transformed Darlinghurst manor sells after  million hopes

There's an entertainer's billiard and rumpus room with 1200 bottle wine cellar.

George Cleary at BradfieldCleary described it as "the ultimate urban sanctuary."

The restored grand Barcom Terrace had been converted to a boarding house in 1958 and then further converted to six self contained flats in 1983.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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