Sydney’s property market is ruthless, but those at the top get to enjoy some of the best properties in the world. Often these properties or mansions don’t get sold around that often, like 83 Fitzwilliam Road, Vaucluse, which hasn’t been on the market for 83 years, and while the house itself may be a little old fashioned, the location is to die for.
Party boat and ferry patrons may have seen this property in their travels. Occupying 1271m² of north facing land in an exclusive waterfront cul-de sac between Parsley and Vaucluse Bay.
The building itself is an example of Sydney P&O architecture (yes, after the cruise line) which was popular during the 1930s. The reason for this was the popularity and elegance of luxury cruise liners at the time. It came from Germany as a version of modernism and is characterised by a streamlined façade of curved walls, glass bricks, porthole-shaped windows, and flat rooflines. Much like 83 Fitzwilliam, the buildings were often cement rendered and painted either white or cream.
Looking at the photos, the building looks almost unchanged from its original design (for better or worse). It would be a shame if a potential buyer wished to knock down the whole building, but renovating the interior is understandable though it looks like the kitchen has been redone quite recently. There are also no pictures of any of the bathrooms which might be a little concerning, however if you’re paying $50 million for the property, you’re probably not worried about renovation costs.
The house has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and four parking spaces. Plus, basically every room boasts harbour views, which is a feature you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.