Nestled alongside Sydney Harbour and above Mosman Bay, Orlando Ave is a quiet and picturesque cul-de-sac that is a true hidden gem of the lower north shore.
Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Spofforth St, the tree-lined avenue is made up of house-proud families who enjoy wide street frontages and manicured front gardens on large blocks, some with water views.
There are no prizes for guessing that these prized residences are tightly held, with just two properties changing hands since 2021.
The Orlando Ave property is vast in size and has recently undergone a meticulous renovation, David Murphy said.
“Once people buy into Orlando Ave, it’s tough to leave,” David Murphy told me this week, “it is a quiet little paradise on the harbour’s edge, with picture-perfect homes and a family-friendly environment.”
Mr Murphy has just listed one of the jewels in the Orlando Ave crown, an elegant five-bedroom haven found at number 18, on a coveted corner block at the “dead end” of the street.
Stunning formal and informal spaces, plus five bedrooms ensure there is enough room for the largest of families.
“The owner has been in the home for 25 years and has done an incredible job of transforming the property into a Federation masterpiece,” Mr Murphy said.
“It was built in 1908, extended in 2005 and then had an incredible makeover in 2019.
“Inside, you’ll find Edwardian fireplaces, high ceilings and kauri floors – it is the ideal family home.”