• Jon Ruwolt

Luxurious Federation homes on the market

Updated: Aug 12, 2019


Reporter Owen Roberts, writing in the Daily Telegraph has just written of the character and history of Federation homes, that are lacking in newer properties.


"Typical features that were a staple of properties built over 100 years ago like leadlight windows, old timber flooring and decorative ceilings, have all had a revival, and can regularly be seen in homes coming up for sale."


Owen quotes Michael Tringali of McGrath-Leichhardt, who said

"people who want a Federation home are after the architecture and soul that can’t be found in modern properties.“

"There are only a finite amount of Federation homes around,” he said.

“They are like a fine wine or Bentley cars and they are highly sought after.”


73 Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill was built circa 1916 and is one of Bellevue Hill’s oldest and most significant properties. It has plenty of features from yesteryear, including marble archways and leadlight windows. Polished timber flooring, decorative ceilings and bay windows add to the charm.


Above: The grand dining room at 73 Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill.

The property goes to auction on November 8 with a guide of $11 million to $12 million.


Above: Bilyara, 76 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill.

On a double-fronted block with 1000sqm of land, Bilyara was built circa 1904 and has been enhanced over the years while still retaining all of the appeal from its era. The house has multiple living and dining spaces that are complemented by ornate ceilings, polished timber floors, picture rails and leadlight windows.


Above: The beautiful main bedroom at Bilyara, 76 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill

The formal dining room also has a cast iron fireplace and leads through to the timber veranda. John Priddy of Laing and Simmons-Hunters Hill is taking expressions of interest.


Above: 22 Waratah St, Haberfield

Right near the Bay Run and split across two levels, this Federation beauty is perfect for families wanting modern luxury with a historic touch. The house has a flexible layout, with the best feature the pool and deck for entertaining.

Michael Tringali of McGrath-Leichhardt takes the property to auction on October 20 with a guide of $3.4 million to $3.65 million.


Above: The lovely bay window with gothic glass 'lights' and decorative arch of the 'period' Queenslander at 24 Magdala St Ascot Qld, which sold last weekend for $1.9 million, newly renovated.


Above: The rare 'inglenook' design around the Federation fireplace in the dining room at Bilyara, 76 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill, which also has French doors leading to a balcony.


Above: Beautiful Art Nouveau leadlight glass around the balcony at 73 Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill.

Below: the Iconic harbour bridge views from upstairs at Bellevue Hill.