Remember that record-smashing $24 million Bondi Penthouse? Well, a stone’s throw away in Vaucluse, a $50 million mansion, has hit the market for the first time in 83 years! At almost double the price of this $26 Million Byron Bay Mega Mansion and nearly five times more than what Michael Clarke paid for his Vaucluse House, we have to wonder, what makes the mansion, known as “Pt Seymour” at 83 Fitzwilliam Road, Vaucluse so special?
As one of the world’s most sought-after real estate locations, Sydney has no shortage of luxury homes with extraordinary features and eye-watering price tags. However, the crème de la crème of Sydney’s real estate properties share some key characteristics that set them apart: stunning waterfront views, unique architectural design, and an abundance of bedrooms. For those that can afford it, we’ve found one such property that ticks all these boxes and more: the “Pt Seymour” Mansion at 83 Fitzwilliam Road, Vaucluse.
Described as a “truly iconic and unique and absolute waterfront residence”, the “Pt Seymour” mansion is a prime example of how the other half live in Sydney. Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac between the inlets of Vaucluse and Parsley Bay, this magnificent property boasts an unusual, curved facade that is a testament to the popular 1930s architectural style called P&O. The aesthetic was imported as a form of modernism from Germany and was named after the cruise ships of Pacific and Orient.
The mansion’s standout features include a spectacular waterfront vista on the peninsula tip, twin balconies that look out over the water, an architectural design built using cutting-edge building techniques, and more bedrooms than one could ever need. This historically significant home is a rare surviving example of Sydney’s P&O architecture and has recently been put on the market for the first time in nearly a century.
The P&O style is characterised by its curved exterior lines, flat bitumen-sealed roofs, and steel-framed porthole-shaped windows. It was commonly built around the entrances to the harbour on prominent waterfront blocks. The style is on full display at the “Pt Seymour” mansion, an undeniably stunning home with a sizable northeast-facing 1,271-square-meter parcel of land and space on the block to park four cars comfortably.
“Undeniably handsome with its timeless P&O architecture, virtually all rooms embrace spectacularly intimate harbour views over the boat-studded waters of Parsley Bay and the gentle sounds of lapping water from every level,” says the property listing.
The home is represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Sydney with a price guide of $50 million. Interested parties are requested to contact the agent Michael Pallier for further details.
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