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197 Wollongong Road, Arncliffe

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Property Type: House
6 Beds 3 Baths 3 car spaces

Historically significant ‘Fairview’

Historically significant ‘Fairview’ 197 Wollongong Road Arncliffe

Exclusive private inspections only.

The Irish immigrant Alexander Milsop, and his brother Thomas, arrived in Australia in the mid 1800’s. They sought their fortunes in the Kurrajong gold fields near Forbes and were somewhat successful. They returned to Sydney and purchased land on Wollongong Road.

The brothers were competitive and built identical properties, Belmont and Fairview. Alexander Milsop built ‘Fairview’ in 1881.

Alexander later became the first Mayor of Hurstville, 1887 to 1889.

Situated on 963 square metres the home retains all of its period features with
17.93m frontage with vehicular access to the rear of the premises via the driveway.

Ground floor:
An extremely impressive and imposing Australian cedar & leadlight entrance door. Soaring high ceilings throughout, A massive formal living & dining rooms, Casual living & TV rooms or utilize as two bedrooms, Stunning curly gum timber flooring throughout, Australian cedar architraves & French polished door.
Architect designed period sympathetic Kitchen in Australian Blackwood with Nero Assoluto Black Granite bench tops quarried in Zimbabwe, Custom flooring, Magnificent Smeg Appliances.

Upper level:
Four enormous bedrooms all with fireplaces, beautiful celery top pine timber floors, two bathrooms, an enormous architect designed master bathroom.

Total of 8 fire places

The rear verandas upstairs & downstairs are enclosed living area with cedar glass doors & windows and retaining the wrought iron lace front and rear.
Amazing views as far as North Sydney & Chatswood, Huge yard with original stables and additional garden toilet.

The potential of this property is outstanding and opportunities to purchase a property of this grace, provenance and history rarely occur. Given its proximity to the Airport (5 minutes), Eastern Beaches (15 minutes) and 20 minutes to the Sydney CBD via Qantas Drive and Southern Cross Drive, it is ideally located with rapid access east, south and north.

If you appreciate history and style a viewing of this property is a must.

Contact Exclusive agent:
Alex Tehfe
0410 11 2222


Outdoor Features

  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Deck
  • Fully Fenced

Indoor Features

  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Dishwasher
  • Floorboards
  • Study


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