Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
Glasslyn, 10 Cross Street, Mosman, NSW (1905)
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Historic residence Glasslyn scores place among Mosman’s most expensive houses
LUCY MACKEN DOMAIN PRESTIGE REPORTER NOV 21, 2017
The Mosman historic Federation residence Glasslyn has sold for more than $16 million, making it both the second highest sale this year and scoring a place among the suburb’s most expensive houses.
Mosman home for sale with price guide of over $16 million
Glasslyn is a stately Federation home, designed by Spain and Cosh Architects for the Porter family.
The classic design is maintained throughout the interior with high patterned ceilings, lead light windows, grand fireplaces and polished wood floors.
The traditional layout presents formal and informal entertaining, with living and dining rooms all exuding style and worldly charm.
Federation Queen Anne
A graceful, symmetrical Queen Anne house set in a large garden. The walls are of painted brick, which contrast with the sandstone window bays, entry steps, verandah wall and verandah piers.
Designed by Spain and Cosh, the house was built in 1905 for merchant and banker George Porter Esq. The land is part of the original Silex Estate.
Now Glasslyn is the Mosman trophy home of Giselle Chadwick, wife of founding partner of Nanuk Asset Management Paul Chadwick.
Nanuk Asset Management founding partner Paul Chadwick and his wife Giselle paid $11 million for the home in 2006.
Throughout the home are high, patterned ceilings, leadlight windows, grand fireplaces and polished wood floors. There’s a billiard room, sandstone rumpus room, dual study rooms, a library room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. The wraparound veranda overlooks the large level lawn and swimming pool and offers panoramic views of the harbour.