Property of the Week: Historic Neutral Bay home a statement in style - boasting an unbeatable location!
Built in 1891 by John Thomas Paxton, Rangitira is a fine Victorian villa located just footsteps from the busting village of Neutral Bay.
Elegant and stately, this truly remarkable home coincided with a period of prosperity before the turn of the 20th century and is now considered one of the lower north shore’s most significant properties.
Set back from the street, the vast property is impressive in both size and scale, surrounded by a wide, wrap-around veranda with original, intricate ironwork that has stood the test of time, for more than 120 years.
“For wealthy Sydneysiders in the late 1800’s, homes like this one were built for hosting lavish dinner gatherings and garden parties,” listing agent Tim Foote, from Belle Property, says.
“The overall size of this property is fantastic - it has been beautifully maintained and the garden around the house is stunning.”
With three large bedrooms, the family home offers both formal and casual spaces to suit growing families or downsizers, with the added benefit of supreme privacy.
“The house is a quiet and serene sanctuary - even though the city is just five minutes away,” the owners tell Mosman Collective.
“Rangitira is a treasured, heritage listed home, and we are so blessed to have been its custodians for nearly two decades.
“The thing we have loved most is the unbeatable location – everything is literally on our doorstep.”
Just footsteps from Neutral Bay shops and transport, the Wycombe Rd beauty boasts original details, including lead-light windows plus original fireplaces and ornate ceilings that have been immaculately preserved.
Latest research from PriceFinder shows that Neutral Bay continues to defy bearish housing market trends, with a current median price of $2.5m and a 15.7% growth (based on 74 recorded house sales compared over the last two rolling 12 month periods).
Tim says the character rich home has multi generation appeal, thanks to a perfect blend of “old meets new”.
“Rangirita mixes an original façade with a stylish, contemporary extension at the back,” he says, “which provides the best of both worlds”.
A state-of-the-art kitchen is the real hub of this much-loved residence, offering storage, quality appliances and a functional layout.
“There’s also a light filled conservatory,” Tim says, “that is framed by established bougainvillea and hydrangeas, providing casual living at its finest.”
Rear lane access into the home’s secure, lock-up garage is yet another welcome bonus – and Sydney’s top schools, shops, cafes and transport are just moments away.
“124 Wycombe Rd showcases rich history and elegant living, all wrapped up in an unbeatable location,” Tim says.