A Federation mansion built one hundred and twenty years ago by a Mosman pioneer and former Mayor is for sale.
The grand residence, known as Waveney, is a landmark local home once owned by Charles Cowles, one of Australia’s most prominent gunsmiths who was father to four daughters and three sons.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property has had 80 inspections in just one week.
Cowles was a local Alderman who held the position of Mayor three times: in 1904, 1909 and 1910.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property – listed just one week ago by Anthony Godson and Nick Gittoes from Atlas – has already had 80 inspections from active buyers.
“It’s an exceptional trophy home on a great street, in one of Mosman’s most convenient locations,” Mr Godson told Mosman Collective, “everyone who’s seen it has fallen in love with the impeccable renovation.”
The property is a master class in meticulous craftsmanship, according to agent Anthony Godson from Atlas.
North facing and bathed in year-round sunshine, 40 Belmont Rd is a dream family home that’s a rare find, with its double brick construction, landscaped gardens and a separate guest house.
“The property is a master class in meticulous craftsmanship, with grand proportions combining rich history and refined contemporary design,” Mr Godson said.
Charles Cowles was a Mosman pioneer and former Mayor, who built the family house to accommodate his seven children.
Charles Cowles was just 25 when he moved to Australia from his native town of Topcroft in Suffolk, arriving in Sydney via Brisbane in 1865.
He took up residence in Mosman two years later when the suburb was said to have less than a dozen houses.
In 1903, he commissioned the construction of Waveney at 40 Belmont Rd.
The vast residence is double brick, and sits on more than 600 sqm. It also has its a guest house.
Set high on 607 sqm of elevated land; the home is wrapped in established and manicured grounds, with the village just a level walk away.
“Finding a property of this size, just metres from the heart of Mosman, is considered almost unique,” Mr Godson said.