Five years ago this grand Italianate mansion, Earlswood, sold for the highest price in the suburb … now it’s up for sale again and it’s had a dramatic re-invention.
Five years ago this grand Italianate mansion, Earlswood, sold for the highest price in the suburb …. now it’s up for sale again and it’s had a dramatic re-invention.
Little surprise then that the sales agents for the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home with underground four-car garage at 54 Dutruc St, Randwick expect it to smash the suburb record once again.
Ballard Property’s Clint Ballard and Mark Lowe have a $10m guide in an expressions of interest campaign for the historic landmark property that trophy home trader Louise Zavattaro bought for $6.4m in 2017.
The suburb record stood for three years, but was overtaken several times over the past few years, with the record currently $8.5m for a home that sold last March in Fraser St, owned by the Cleary family who run a newsagency chain in the Mascot area.
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Earlswood, in the St Marks Estate, has long been recognised as one of Sydney’s best examples of boom-style architecture.
Zavattaro’s recent meticulous renovation enhances the three-storey main residence, built in 1891, with the addition of an adjoining two-storey cutting-edge contemporay residence by XPACE Design Group.
The crowning glory of the new residence is a north-facing upper-level terrace.
Clad in off-form concrete, the modern addition marks a clear departure from the original manor home.
On one title, the two properties are set up for strata subdivision delivering the ultimate family compound or home plus income opportunity unlike any other property in the east.
On a 778 sqm dual access block with a 39m frontage to Rae St, each of the residences have a private entry and lift access from double garaging.
The original home has a magnificent entry foyer with original frescoes by Augusto Lorenzini leading to grand reception rooms that open to a wide tessellated tile veranda.
It offers soaring 4m ceilings, spotted gum floors and wide bay windows.
Each of the four king-sized bedrooms have marlble fireplaces and built-in wardrobes.
The huge attic level media retreat has views to the ocean and the master bedroom features a
Victoria + Albert freestanding bath.
The Caesarstone kitchen has a butler’s pantry, Gaggenau appliances and an induction cooktop.
Meanwhile, the new addition features whole-floor living and entertainment spaces with wide oak floors, a Caesarstone island kitchen, Gaggenau appliances and a butler’s pantry.
The Villeroy & Boch bathrooms have heated terrazzo tiled floors and there are landscaped gardens with an irrigation system, power rooms, ducted air-conditioning and Italian lighting.
Originally published as Randwick’s reinvented Earlswood shoots for suburb record again