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British foreign office lists Vaucluse residence of 46 years

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office for United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, also known as The British Foreign Office, is putting a stately Vaucluse residence nestled on a double block totalling approximately 1,518 square metres in the exclusive Eastern Suburbs on the market, for the first time in 46 years.

Located at 25 Gilliver Avenue, Vaucluse, the 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom residence boasts two street frontages (Wentworth Road and Gilliver Avenue) and features grand proportions and several spacious formal rooms, as well as extensive herringbone flooring, high ceilings, open fireplaces plus central heating and a large entertainer’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and a wine cellar.

The floorplan provides great flexibility with the ability to utilise the residence as one large home or alternatively have a self-contained wing (with its own access) - ideal for staff or guest accommodation. The well-established garden and level lawn areas include a tiled solar heated swimming pool (with change room facility) nestled in the sundrenched Northern side and a terraced garden to the rear.

Built in 1937 and originally commissioned by the Chief Justice of NSW Sir Frederick Jordan and Lady Jordan, the residence was designed by John D Moore, of noted architectural firm Wardell Moore and Dowling. Moore was recognised for his modern interpretation of Colonial Revivalism.

This property is part of the original subdivision of the Wentworth Estate and retains a high degree of aesthetic significance. It is recognised as an innovative work of Georgian revival design of the interwar period.

For sale through Martin Schiller of Savills, with marketing both locally and to the international marketplace, the property will appeal to buyers looking for a stately residence in a coveted location.

Additional features include panoramic harbour views, garaging for 3 vehicles (plus additional off street parking) and easy access to leading private schools, local beaches and parks plus shopping at Rose Bay, Double Bay and Bondi Junction.

This home is a truly rare offering.

Price guide for the property is $10 to $11 million.

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