Glen Osmond – Mosman

“Glen Osmond” – Iconic Federation Mosman home C 1901


Glen Osmond, 23 Prince Albert Street Mosman


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Polished floors, original fireplaces, high 12 ft decorated ceilings and formal archways enhance the airy spaciousness of the huge dining room and the vast living room that both open to the deep sheltered verandah … perfect for year round entertaining – absolutely ideal for New Years Eve.

  • Sold for $5,750,000 in Oct 2013

Last Sold for $4,610,000 in Aug 2002 (Auction)[1]

Dominating a prized dress circle estate in one of Mosman’s most highly esteemed streets, with over 1400sqm of landscaped and manicured lawns and gardens and an impressive 35m frontage.
Listed for sale at $10 million in 2010.

  • Erected by builders Smith & Cabban in 1901.
  • William Henry Smith was a speculative builder who with his partner S. H. Cabban was responsible for many of the Federation buildings in Mosman.
  • William Henry Smith served on the Mosman Council continuously for 25 years as a representative of East Ward. He was Mayor, 1903-1904, 1915-1918 and 1922-23.

This stately and fully renovated home has expansive and uninterrupted views that lead the eye from the North Sydney Skyline to the Bridge, Sydney Harbour and the Eastern Suburbs.

  • Polished floors, original fireplaces, high 12ft decorated ceilings and formal archways enhance the dining room and living room that both open to the deep sheltered verandah.
  • Six bedrooms in total, four on the main level, the master suite with views, opens to the verandah and has a walk in robe and ensuite.
  • There is a previously approved DA by Tzannes & Associates with landscaping by Peter Fudge to extend the garaging to four cars, create internal access to the home by lift, plus additional entertaining terraces and landscaping


sitting room with bay window seat and fireplace, wonderful ceiling


Hallway with stained glass skylight


Bedroom with bay window


Dining room


The View


Radical Terrace blog noted:

“Sitting pretty on Mosman’s blue-blooded Prince Albert Street, we have “Glen Osmond” at number 23.

  • Listed by Stephen Patrick of Richardson & Wrench Mosman.
  • Built the year of Australian federation (1901) and designed by Mosman speculative home builders Smith & Cabban, the home is far larger than the typically single-story Federations.
  • However, impressive wainscotting, lead- and stained-glass windows, bay windows, verandahs, and a sandstone base give Glen Osmond a distinguished Federation flair.
  • It looks to be on offer for $8m+.

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