City sanctuary sells after short campaign
AN 1880s Darlinghurst manor listed with $10 million hopes has been sold.
Reworked in 2010 by Alex Smith of CSA Architects, the home on Barcom Ave was snapped up three weeks into its marketing.
The grand home of the McGrath family is set on an elevated 592sqm block.
It has five bedrooms plus a study, with interiors by Arent & Pyke, the design firm of Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke.
There’s an entertainer’s billiard and rumpus room with 1200-bottle wine cellar.
George Cleary at Bradfield Cleary described it as “the ultimate urban sanctuary”.
The restored grand terrace was converted to a boarding house in 1958.
In 1983 it was adapted again to incorporate six selfcontained flats.
Nearby sales have included Villa Moderna on Surrey St, which fetched $5.81 million last August.
The stately home in Barcom Ave, Darlinghurst.