The Federation signature architecture of Smith & Cabban needs no introduction in the lower north shore.
They built some 170 homes in the area, including some of the grandest estates in Clifton Gardens.
One of those is 12 Thompson St, Mosman, a magnificent property originally owned by builder Sydney Cabban himself. And now it has come to market, with Jacqui Rowland-Smith and Jake Smartt, of Di Jones Mosman.
The Queen Anne Federation home was built in the early 1900s on a level 800sqm block with a sought after northeast aspect.
Ms Rowland-Smith is taking expressions of interest on the home until June 16, with a price guide of $7 million to $7.5 million. She said the home, known as Audley, was very special, and had been held by its current owners for more than 20 years.
“This was his own home, it’s very much his own signature piece,” Ms Rowland-Smith said.
“Their signature was all about big bones and beautiful details. There’s plenty to admire here – magnificent high patterned ceilings and corbelled arches, ornate fireplaces, bay windows and lots of special details, like a Widow’s Peak, where the lady of the house would watch waiting for her husband to sail home.”
Audley has been beautifully restored and includes four bedrooms plus a study. The large kitchen and casual dining area opens out to a large courtyard.
“The formal lounge and dining are all about elegance and style, the casual zones are all about cosiness and comfort,” Ms Rowland-Smith said.
“But this house also draws the outdoors in. It is a home for all seasons, bright and sunny all year round with the cooling northeast breezes in the summer.”
She said she believed the property will attract a range of buyers, including families and downsizers, especially given the level walk to Mosman Village, the zoo, parks, and buses. The property will be open for inspection today and Saturday, from 11.30am until noon.
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