Boronia House has adopted many guises over its fascinating 135-year history.
Originally set on four acres on the north-east corner of Military and Cowles Rd, brothers James and John Keary built twin homes on the land in 1885.
Boronia at one time boasted a large orchard, vegetable and flower gardens, with scores of staff employed to maintain the grounds and a grass tennis court.
In 1896, the mansion was sold to the Godwin family, who held Boronia until March 1952, when it was purchased by Mosman Council and used as Mosman Library until 1978.
The 1980’s were a successful era for Boronia, with advertising agency Campaign Palace taking up residency, followed by a revolving door of restaurant owners who introduced Mosman palates to everything from Mod-Med, to Italian, French and Asian flavours.
Mosman Council says the proposed works have been designed to minimise impact on the heritage value of the site.
Residents are invited to make a submission via the DA Tracker or by emailing [email protected]