Sotheby's International Realty - Sydney, NSW

One of Sydney's most historic, beautifully preserved waterfront estates, ‘Tresco’ is a magnificent example of early Victorian Italianate architecture, privately nestled in the exclusive Elizabeth Bay Loop. Designed in 1868 by leading architect of the day Thomas Rowe and built by Italian stonemasons, the grand sandstone manor was, until early this century, used by the Naval Officer-in-Command of the Royal Australian Navy. Retaining its architectural integrity, the residence boasts stately proportions, incorporating up to eight bedrooms, two studies, regal entertaining spaces and two kitchens. A two-bedroom self-contained caretaker's flat sits above the garage while the former stables have been transformed into generous office and cellar space. Opening to expanses of level lawn ideal for grand-scale events, the expansive property cascades down to superb waterfront facilities including a private sea pool, a jetty and boat house. Capturing one of the most breathtaking uninterrupted northerly harbour panoramas you will experience anywhere in Sydney, it gazes across the water to Clark Island and Sydney Harbour. With freestanding residences an exceptionally rare luxury in Elizabeth Bay, ‘Tresco’ presents a peerless offering of immense historical significance. Key Features Indoor: - Up to eight bedrooms plus two studies/dressing rooms - Magnificent formal lounge and dining rooms - Huge family room, conservatory-style sunroom - Two full kitchens, self-contained caretaker's flat Key Features Outdoor: - Private sea pool, boat house, jetty, three moorings - Vast level lawns with gazebo and seating areas - Former stables converted to an office and cellar - Towering heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig trees Key Features Additional: - Classic slate roof, soaring ceilings, timber floors - Marble fireplaces, cast-iron balcony balustrades - Two marble bathrooms plus two guest WCs - DLUG plus multiple off-street guest parking spaces