One of the finest homes on the lower north shore, built for one of Sydney’s most famous early pioneers, has been listed on the market.
The extensively renovated four-bedroom home at 42 Cowles Rd has been transformed into a “country estate” on park-like grounds, just footsteps from the heart of Mosman village.
42 Cowles Rd is a “country estate” on nearly 800sqm, just footsteps from Mosman village.
One of three neighbouring timber houses designed in the 1880s by Theatrical Manager and Hotelier William Dind, the stunning property is an ideal family home sitting on a massive 771 sqm, ready to move in and enjoy, agent David Murphy says.
“It’s a turn-key property offering the ultimate in family living,” Mr Murphy said, “the home has huge proportions and feels like you are living on a rural property, when in fact it’s just a short, level walk away from the heart of Mosman.”
Bathed in year-round sunshine, with Victorian and Federation architecture, the residence is defined by a timeless elegance and exceptional floorplan.
“It’s a turn-key property offering the ultimate in family living,” says listing agent David Murphy.
A wrap-around veranda and wide, arched hallway are the first taste of a thoughtful renovation completed by the current owner, who has retained many of the property’s heritage features, including original hardwood floors, open fireplaces and wrought iron detailing.
“In recent years, a stunning swimming pool has been added to the backyard, along with a marble chef’s kitchen, outdoor terrace and two bathrooms,” Mr Murphy said.
“For families, it is a perfect property, with a single-level floorplan, huge bedrooms and both formal plus casual living spaces.
“We opened for the first time this week, and buyers are calling it a ‘dream home’ because it’s ready to move in and enjoy.”
A marble chef’s kitchen, plus formal and informal areas make 42 Cowles Rd the perfect family home.
The entire property unites architectural excellence with the home’s original structure, boasting bespoke timber cabinetry, a paved entertaining area, and lush gardens designed by ‘Good Manors’.
“The gardens are nothing short of impeccable and you won’t find better green space in Mosman,” Mr Murphy said.
“There’s also secure off-street parking for three cars, a wine cellar and vast storage.”