A grand dame of Cremorne Point, who has survived two world wars and the Depression, is looking her best in the face of another world crisis.
The dame in question is the grand residence St Ives, a home of undeniable charm on the ridge of Cremorne Point. The home at 26 Cremorne Rd is full of beautiful original features that have been meticulously restored as part of the Cremorne Point Estate, a development by the Abadeen Group.
The development created six contemporary apartments in the adjoining building Moama and restored St Ives, which was already divided into two residences in the 1930s.
“St Ives is an outstanding restoration of the older charmer into two full-floor apartments,” said Abadeen managing director Justin Brown. “We restored everything painstakingly from the floors to the fireplaces – even to removing all the leadlight windows, repointing them and reinstalling them.”
Several of the Moama apartments, plus the upstairs residence in St Ives, have sold, but the ground floor residence in St Ives is now on the market. Mr Brown said that having already survived so much in its life, St Ives will weather the current crisis.
“The purchaser will be thinking of the next 10 years, not the coming three months,” he said. “And we are taking extreme care and organising private one-to-one appointments.”
St Ives was built in 1909 by Lancelot Wallace, the son of Bradford woollen mill owner. He came to Sydney to run the Australian arm of the business. He commissioned a grand residence in the Queen Anne style, with a more Arts & Crafts interior.
Wallace sold the property in 1918 to George Birdsall who commissioned the apartment block Moama in the gardens of St Ives. Mr Brown said no expense had been spared on both the interior and garden where the trees would mature to create a sanctuary “framed by idyllic harbour views”.
The residence is a luxury mix of old and new, and a lovely reminder of the enduring quality of real estate.
Author: Kate Crawford
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