At the turn of the 20th Century, ten years before the opening of Taronga Zoo in 1916, the Borough of Mosman was buzzing with promise and opportunity, as people left the confines of inner-city Sydney in their droves.

Small subdivisions flourished along newly established tram lines near Spit Junction, but the wealthy chose larger land offerings on Bradleys Head Rd and Prince Albert St, to build an elegant collection of Federation homes and ‘Merchant Mansions’ that still stop traffic, more than 100 years later.

“Houses on these Mosman streets are ‘generational properties’ offering the ultimate in classic Mosman living,” local agent Alex Myers from David Murphy Residential says, “they’re highly coveted and rarely come up for sale.”

Which might just explain all the fuss surrounding 47 Prince Albert St.

Listed just 24 hours ago, Mr. Myers tells Mosman Collective he’s already been inundated with enquiries, ahead of the home’s first inspection this Saturday, 17 October.

Called ‘Atholdene’, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits on the high side of Prince Albert St, surrounded by established manicured gardens and set on nearly 700 square metres.

With just two owners in its 115-year history, Mr. Myers says the double-fronted Federation masterpiece has ‘stood the test of time’. “It’s a cherished family home, built in 1906 and still timeless in every way,” he says, “the property has been extended and renovated but most importantly it’s been filled with love and laughter for more than a century.”

“Call me old fashioned, but I reckon that’s a big bonus for the new owners.”

Alex Myers says ‘Atholdene’, built in 1906, has stood the test of time.

Designed over two levels, ‘Atholdene’ boasts large scale living downstairs, with grand formal and informal spaces, stunning pressed metal ceilings, extra-wide hallways and marble fireplaces.

A sunny, stylish kitchen with stone benchtops and separate cellar leads to the home’s rear patio, that comes complete with a covered alfresco entertaining area, suitable for all seasons.

Upstairs you’ll find a large Master with Sydney Harbour vistas, an ensuite plus home office or extra accommodation.

Ornate, stained glass windows are “original and breathtaking”, Mr. Myers says, “highlighting how well this home has been looked after and cared for.”

“The current owners have lived here for more than three decades, but with grown children it’s now time for them to downsize,” he says.

“47 Prince Albert St is a home designed for years of family living and entertaining, thanks to its variety of spaces that will suit all occasions.”

For seasonal comfort, ‘Atholdene’ also has central heating/air-conditioning, and the rear level lawn is easily able to accommodate an inground pool (STCA).

“Mosman village is just a 500m walk away, so the convenience factor is undoubtable,” Mr. Myers says, “it’s the perfect house, in the perfect location, with everything right at your doorstep.”