Late Mardi Gras costume designer Ron Muncaster's Darlinghurst house listed

Late Mardi Gras costume designer Ron Muncaster's Darlinghurst house listed
Late Mardi Gras costume designer Ron Muncaster's Darlinghurst house listed

The long-time Darlinghurst home of the late costume designer and early Sydney Mardi Gras activist Ron Muncaster has been listed for sale.

Affectionately known as the Master of Sequins, Muncaster paid $110,000 for the 1860s built home in 1985, shortly after he started created costumes for the parade.

A number of its 1800s features have been retained, such as its raw brick and sandstone walls, fireplaces, high ceilings and exposed original beams.

The four bedroom terrace sits behind a sandstock brick facade on its 180 sqm Crown Street parcel. 

Late Mardi Gras costume designer Ron Muncaster's Darlinghurst house listed

The terrace has its own courtyard, and there's rear lane access to a fully self-contained loft-style apartment with balcony.

Now 18 months after his death, Matt Marano of Oxford Agency has a price guide of $2.5 million. Matt and Michael Marano have the May 11 auction listing.

Late Mardi Gras costume designer Ron Muncaster's Darlinghurst house listed

The 2003 documentary Queen of Sequina followed his life, from a tourist in the early 1960s to becoming one of the most well known names on Oxford Street.

He received a lifetime achievement award from Sydney Mardi Gras in 2014.

His costumes often took months to complete. 

 

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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