The Charming Federation Housing of Drummoyne NSW
25 Drummoyne Avenue
23 Drummoyne Avenue
50 Day Street Drummoyne
Drummoyne sits on the peninsula between Iron Cove and Five Dock Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River and, as such, has some of Sydney’s best waterfront views. Drummoyne neighbours the similarly historic Five Dock and Abbotsford.
- Drummoyne was originally part of a land grant to Colonial Surgeon John Harris. In 1841 part of that grant between Thompson and Millar Streets was subdivided and advertised as “40 minutes row from Sydney”.
- In 1853, William Wright bought a large chunk of the subdivision and called it “ Drummoyne” after his family home in Scotland.
- William Wright was a merchant, whaler and sealer who bought land in the northern part of the area in 1853. The property was bounded by present day Lyons Road and Victoria Road.[3
- Drummoyne House was built in the Georgian Classical style. It was rectangular in plan with a hipped roof with a concave verandah across the entire front and returned along each side.[3
- He named it Drummoyne Park after his family home at Drummoyne on Clyde in Scotland. In Gaelic, Drummoyne means flat topped ridge.4
The area remained a long row from the city until the 1880’s when construction of the Iron Cove and Gladesville bridges, and the arrival of the tram, caused a boom. Drummoyne’s new ease of access to the city, and its sublime siting by the harbour swiftly made it a desirable address.
- Drummoyne is linked to Rozelle by the Victoria Road and Huntleys Point by the Gladesville Bridge. Victoria Road, one of Sydney’s busiest roads, cuts through the heart of Drummoyne en route to the Sydney CBD.
- Victoria Road’s presence makes the CBD transport hub extremely accessible, as numerous and frequent bus routes from Sydney’s west merge in Drummoyne. However, it also leads to a bottleneck during the morning and evening peaks.
Real Estate & Design
The last few decades have seen many of the fine old homes, particularly on the waterfront, torn down and replaced with modern apartments and townhouses. Luckily some of substantial old Victoria and Edwardian homes remain, along with the smaller semi detached houses that were built in the earlier part of the 20th century.
|42 Drummoyne Avenue, DRUMMOYNE, NSW, 2047, Sold for $3,8m Oct 2013|
But the neighbouring house, on the right, went for $4million (see No 44 Drummoyne Avenue below)
A five-bedroom waterfront property on Drummoyne Avenue with it’s own pontoon and slipway was the week’s most expensive sale, selling at auction for $3.833 million, according to RP Data.
- Situated on 1,242 square metres and only six kilometers from the Sydney CBD in Drummoyne, the property features an indoor spa room that leads to an outdoor pool and garden.
- The property was initially listed in 2009 for $4.9 million.
- It last traded in February 2001 for $2 million, after being listed for $2.2 million.
- Open plan family living and dining room
- Magnificent ornate ceilings & fireplaces
- Wrap around front verandah w’ waterviews
- Grand and spacious formal living & dining rooms
- Elevated 700sqm land on the high side of street
- Prestigious & highly sought Drummoyne East location
- Outstanding family home with period features
- Walk to city ferry, Drummoyne village and buses
Sold for $1,672,000 in 10 Dec 2011 (at Auction); Last Sold for $1,520,000 in Nov 2008
The best Federation house in Drummoyne was advertised without written description, but with four scenic tours!
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|Ornate ceiling with Australian floral motifs, beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight, and polished floorboards. Superb presentation.|
|Beautiful Art Nouveau arch, ornate ceilings, leadlight, floorboards, picture rails: edwardian white interior. A lot to love!|
|An exquisitely renovated kitchen with many original features, especially the floor, stove and plate display|
‘Tobique’ built about 1909.
One of a few grand, surviving Federation mansions built on the foreshore. Special local historical interest. Associated with a noted marine engineer Harry P. Young for whom the house was built and whose family lived in the house until the late twentieth century.
An outstanding example of a better quality Federation style suburban house which, because it is completely unchanged in both form and detail, internally and externally, is extremely rare. It stands in an early twentieth century garden in a fine position overlooking the Parramatta River.
“Absolute deep waterfront with easy, level access to superb marine facilities, this magnificently restored substantial Federation residence resides majestically on 1473sqm of land commanding breathtaking views”.
|42 and 44 Drummoyne avenue, aerial view looking South|
|Here we see a Victorian arch and a Victorian fireplace, but Art Nouveau leadlight in the door set.|
|The gothic coloured glass panels and Art Nouveau fireplace are great features|