Federation Masterpiece: One of Mosman’s finest homes on the market after a 20-year labour of love.
When Cathy Baker walked up the pathway and through the front door of landmark local residence “Trelawney”, she burst into tears.
The year was 1998, and Cathy’s husband Tom had just purchased a classic Federation home, located on one of Mosman’s most prestigious and desirable streets.
But Cathy wasn’t crying with joy.
“It was a very tired, old property that needed lots of attention if we were to bring it back to life,” Cathy recalls.
“I can remember being quite daunted, but we knew the house had great bones and there was so much potential.”
Fast forward more than two decades and 63 Bradleys Head Rd is now considered one of the finest original homes in Mosman, a Masterclass in Federation renovation.
“It took us two years just to get it structurally sound and properly liveable,” Cathy says.
“It became a passion project for my husband Tom and we were very lucky to have a fantastic builder with us, every step of the way.
“21 years later, I’m happy to say we created a stunning family home, that’s been so full of love.”
“Trelawney” has been both restored and transformed, with no intricate detail spared. And sitting proudly on a prominent corner position, with 1143sqm of immaculate grounds, the old girl looks better today than ever before.
“The house was built in 1903 and Tom says the facelift has made ‘Trelawney’ the best looking 116-year-old in Mosman,” Cathy tells Mosman Collective.
“In fact, she’s never looked better!”
The stunning residence is filled with love, life and character, but with grown children (and four teenage grand-children), Cathy and Tom have decided the time has come to farewell 63 Bradleys Head Rd.
“We have literally poured our heart and soul into creating a dream home for our family,” Cathy says.
“It has been a place of many celebrations and we’ve had birthdays, christenings and even a wedding in our garden.
“But Tom and I are getting older, and a new family should have the chance to love the house as much as we have.”
“Trelawney” is a grand five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence that’s a level walk to Mosman village. It boasts formal and casual entertaining spaces, manicured gardens + infinity pool, and a palatial, parents retreat with magnificent Harbour Bridge and Opera House views.
63 BRADLEYS HEAD RD, MOSMAN
Contact Michael Coombs (0424) 391 255
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