Taking centre stage in one of Sydney’s most exclusive harbourfront enclaves on the best harbour in the world less than 3 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, this secure compound-style family estate will leave you breathless with its sheer elegance, vast space and beautiful water views. ‘Tresco’ is a landmark c1868 trophy residence unparalleled in grace, style and historic legend. The majestic home is embraced by approximately 3,326sqm of rolling park-like grounds and is a shining example of early Victorian Italianate architecture.
First class boating facilities including a highly desirable and unique deepwater jetty with double sided wharf and extra sea wall pillars which extend out into Sydney Harbour and has a pontoon large enough to moor a large cruiser if desired. There is also a spectacular private seawater pool, boat house and meticulously landscaped gardens with spaces for all types of large and medium-scale entertaining while the boat-filled harbour acts as an unforgettable backdrop.
The grand sandstone manor was designed by leading architect Thomas Rowe and features a complementary blend of traditional opulence and modern updates that make it an offering of tremendous pedigree value. Interiors are beautifully presented and feature high decorative ceilings and many retained ornate details throughout. There is a selection of generous formal and casual living spaces, seven bedrooms, two studies/home offices and two kitchens. A separate two-bedroom self-contained caretaker's apartment sits above the double garage while the former stables have been transformed into generous office and cellar space.
‘Tresco’ has been sympathetically restored with painstaking attention to detail and now offers a superb haven of character, quality and distinction. Few residences can summon such an immediate impression of space, lifestyle and opportunity with enormous future potential for a creative update or redesign to truly capitalise on such a premier position. It is very discreetly located in the exclusive Elizabeth Bay Loop, walking distance up to Potts Point’s daily discovery of restaurants, wine bars and nightlife with Rushcutters Bay and harbour foreshore walks within a stroll.
More a way of life than simply a place to live, ‘Tresco’ embodies a rare historic beauty and is an iconic monument to the class, style and distinction of a bygone era. It presents an exceedingly rare opportunity to possess a slice of Australian history on one of Elizabeth Bay’s largest landholdings.
Listing provided courtesy of Jaime Upton, , BRE # and So - Sotheby's.