Rowardennan, Warrawee NSW

‘Rowardennan’ 5 Warrawee Avenue, Warrawee

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‘Rowardennan’ 5 Warrawee Avenue, Warrawee

“At Warrawee on the upper north shore, the price of Rowardennan, a circa-1913 residence designed by architect BJ Waterhouse, has been reduced (to more than $3.8 million).”

  • “When the Warrawee Avenue property hit the market for sale by expressions of interest closing on May 31, its listing agent, Chana Scotcher of Chana Scotcher Realty, was quoting more than $4.5 million, since revised down to more than $3.8 million.
  • “Set on a 2313-square-metre block with gardens, the four-bedroom house was built for Joseph Beresford Grant, an Atlas Assurance Company manager.
  • “Originally, it stood on 1.6 hectares and was known as Maiala.
  • “In 1936, when Beresford sold the property and moved to a nearby house designed by Professor Leslie Wilkinson, he took the name Maiala with him”. – Margie Blok May 5, 2012 //

Rowardennan is a significant landmark Residence, situated in one of the finest streets, in the exclusive leafy suburb of Warrawee with a short walk to the station, private schools and shops.

Rowardennan is a significant landmark Residence

The Residence

Blissfully quiet and utterly private, the home has been fastidiously renovated for modern day comforts.

  • Meticulously maintained with attention to detail including quality fixtures and fittings.
  • Decorative cornices and ceilings, Cedar doors, reverse cycle air conditioning, polished Jarrah and Oak parquetry floors and back to base security system.
  • Comprising an entry foyer, a powder room with hand painted French accessories, a formal lounge with two open fire places, separate banquet dining room with open fire place, a second family room with bevelled glass French doors opening on to a covered veranda with views across a terrace of level lawns overlooking the pool.
  • At the opposite end of the home is a brand new Caesar stone European kitchen and huge family living with casual dining opening on to a sun drenched courtyard.
  • At the far northern corner of this magnificent residence is a cabana, wet bar and sauna complex with a bathroom and newly surfaced sparkling pool, just perfect for corporate entertaining.
  • Butler’s pantry, library, Four bedrooms, main with parents’ retreat and ensuite, four bathrooms, billiard room/home theatre, double lock up garages with auto doors and gated entry. Multiple guest parking in the grounds.

The Property

This unique offering provides a rare opportunity to acquire an estate of historic significance.

  • Built around 1913 and positioned at the end of a gravel driveway with hedged corridors, lights and statues, the home exemplifies splendour and architectural mastery by renowned architect B.J. Waterhouse.
  • Perfectly positioned on approximately 2,313 square metres of exquisite gardens, the property sprawls amidst birdsong, palm trees, Koi ponds, camellias, azaleas and northerly sun and yet only approximately 40 minutes drive from the CBD.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Bath
  • Billiard Room/ Home Theatre
  • Broadband internet access
  • Built in wardrobes
  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite
  • Ensuite(s)
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Floorboards
  • Fully fenced
  • Garden / Courtyard
  • Gas
  • Heating
  • Internal Laundry
  • North Facing
  • Powder Room
  • Sauna
  • Secure parking
  • Separate Dining Room
  • Study
  • Swimming Pool
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