Bungalow, Centennial Park

The Bungalow

39 Robertson Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021 – Refined architecture & magnificent interiors

Bungalow (The) 39 Robertson Road, Centennial Park, NSW

An early example of the California Bungalow form.

An exemplary California Bungalow designed by J. Burcham Clamp and Walter Burley Griffin, with distinct Griffin touches such as the square chimneys with stucco balls supporting a flat hood.

Single storey Inter War California Bungalow style house with

  • gabled slate roof with single brick gable end across the width of the house.
  • Features wide eaves,
  • four massive timber brackets supporting the timber fretwork screen to the gable end.
  • Flat roofed front return verandah with brick and sandstone balustrade,
  • six pairs of short doric columns, timber floor.
  • Two large symmetrical bay windows, each containing five timber framed casement windows with art nouveau style leadlight.
  • Leadlight 3-panel front door with two sidelights.
  • White marble steps to front verandah.
  • Chimneys are square brick, with 4 stucco balls at top corners supporting a flat hood. Simple sandstone fence with metal infill panels.

A landmark Walter Burley Griffin property: after winning the 1912 competition for the design of Canberra with his avant-garde garden city’Map.pngdesign Burley Griffin moved to Australia. This is a rare and authentic example of Burley Griffin’s architecture,

The Bungalow’ was built in 1914 for a wealthy Norwegian industrialist and ‘bon vivant’. Showcasing Griffin’s incredible attention to detail and superior craftsmanship, this magnificent residence enjoys a dress-circle setting in the heart of Centennial Park.

Retaining a wealth of refined features and featuring an Arts and Crafts aesthetic, ‘The Bungalow’ rests on a level 752 sqm (approxximately) dual access parcel of land. On 13/02/2010 this property sold for $4,450,000.

Set behind a manicured foregarden and deep verandah, the home is introduced by a magnificent entry hall.
Soaring 3.5m ceilings, polished timber floors, leadlight windows and Queensland Maple joinery add a timeless appeal to the interiors.
Vast proportions, polished floors throughout, exquisite leadlights throughout, large lounge room with fireplace, formal dining area, large chef’s kitchen with dishwasher,


There are four bedrooms with built-ins, formal sitting and dining rooms with marble fireplaces, a music room, dine-in kitchen and family room.
Superb fully maintained swimming pool and entertaining area, remote control double lock-up garage (with rear lane access), maintained landscaped gardens and fully self-contained separate nanny quarters.
Features include private gardens with a pool, self-contained nanny studio above a double garage,
Huge sandstone cellar, 4 large bedrooms with built-ins, three bathrooms, powder room and back-to-base alarm.
Renowned as one of Sydney’s most prestigious addresses, Robertson Road is footsteps to Centennial Park, a stroll to the Equestrian Centre, tennis schools and Entertainment Quarter


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