22 Burrawong Ave Clifton Gardens.

Blessed with its magical harbour views and bordered by National parkland, the prestigious enclave of Clifton Gardens boasts an impressive cache of tightly held trophy homes on large parcels of land.

It’s a fiercely private neighbourhood with just a handful of streets and a select group of homeowners, many who’ve made their fortunes just a short ferry ride away, in Sydney’s CBD.

22 Burrawong Ave Clifton Gardens.

“This is the ideal area to raise a family, the low turnover shows that this is a destination suburb where people have their forever home,” David Murphy says, “it’s a blue-ribbon address known for its grand estates and sweeping harbour views.”

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Mr. Murphy, “just call me David,” he says, has just listed this stunning four-bedroom residence at 22 Burrawong Ave, an elegant family home with a rich history, now on the market for the first time in 40 years.

Home to Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson AO, DSC RAN (Ret’d) and Mrs Patricia Robertson OAM since 1982, it was the first property owned after Admiral Robertson’s retirement from the Royal Australian Navy as Flag Officer, Naval Support Command in Sydney.

He was made a Freeman of the City of Sydney for enhancing the bond between Navy and Sydney, so it is fitting that the family moved to Clifton Gardens, a suburb surrounded by sea.

Mrs. Robertson, the Founding Chairman and current patron of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, instantly fell in love with the home in 1982, when she first walked through the front door.

“I could live here,” she said. “I’ll never have to move as its all on one level.”

A much-loved family home, daughter Jane remembers “decades of happiness” at Clifton Gardens.

“Burrawong Avenue was a wonderful Sydney base for my sister and I and our families, as we both live rurally,” she said.

“I have wonderful memories of long lunches in the garden, morning coffee on the veranda in glorious winter sunshine, and Christmas holidays spent in the pool.”

“My father was also an accomplished artist who spent many hours painting in our home studio.

“Clifton Gardens was his favourite place in the world, as you can see in his work.”

Rear Admiral Robertson.

Artwork by Rear Admiral Robertson.

David St, Clifton Gardens captured by accomplished artist Rear Admiral Robertson.

Set on 771 square metres, the home is bathed in year-round sunshine, with vast formal and informal areas that flow to a covered entertaining area.

High ceilings, polished timber floors, leadlight windows and an open fireplace all remain, and there is scope to extend and/or redevelop STCA says David.

“There is a magical quality about the home as it is,” he says, “you can tell it’s been loved and looked after immaculately for all these years, but the time has come for a fortunate new family to create their own memories here.”

22 Burrawong Ave Clifton Gardens.

22 Burrawong Ave is open this Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Auction on site Saturday 15 May at 1:30 pm.

For more information, contact David Murphy or Bindi Codrington below:

DAVID MURPHY – PRINCIPAL
Email: david@davidmurphy.com.au
Mobile: 0425 312 481

BINDI CODRINGTON – SALES ASSOCIATE
Email: bindi@davidmurphy.com.au
Mobile: 0439 458 679