Sydney Witches’ House sale
Perched proudly overlooking Blackwattle Bay in Sydney, this grand family residence is one of the first of the celebrated ‘Witches’ Houses’ that formed the centerpiece of the original North Annandale Estate.
Originally a home designed for one of Australia’s leading Architects, C. H. E. Blackmann, and his family in 1880, ‘Oybin’ has survived many setbacks. It was divided into six flats in 1927, sold six times between 1922 and 1964, and the home was gutted in a suspicious fire in 1976 before being slowly and faithfully restored to its present glory from 1993.
Named after the romantic mountain in Saxony where Blackmann met and married and his wife, ‘Oybin’ is a gracious, comfortable and superbly convenient inner city home of impeccable provenance.
Peacefully positioned high above the street behind imposing sandstone walls, the home benefits from breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views that stretch across the district, Blackwattle Bay, Anzac and Harbour Bridges and the stunning city skyline.
The grounds include a gazebo, sweeping lawns and majestic palm trees.
Beautifully presented with a blend of modern style and traditional character, the magnificent interiors include soaring 14 and 16-foot ceilings and elegant proportions.
The generous master retreat is complete with ensuite with under floor heating and walk-in-robe. At the rear of the residence is a home office, and the second and third bedrooms, a second spacious bathroom and internal laundry. Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to a private retreat in the tower with a balcony and then up the stairs to a roof terrace with sweeping views. At the foot of the tower is a sandstone lined wine cellar.
There is also desirable rear street access with undercover parking for two vehicles.