Built for Sydney businessman and leading developer, John Lawler in the 1880’s.
Ownership changed to the Sisters of St Joseph in the mid 1920’s being used as a convent until the late 1960’s.
The current vendor took occupation in the early 1970’s with immediate work on the property beginning.
In the early 2000’s the world class restoration was complete and the property operated as both a substantial and comfortable family residence as well as a Fine Arts, Antique and Luxury Jewelry Gallery with workshop.
One of the Blue Mountains most Iconic properties.
This property has an unmistakable presence and enjoys approximately 1,100m2 of floor space offering versatility and opportunity.
The approximately 12,523 m2 block (just under 3 acres) is framed by magnificent gums and established manicured grounds.
Six bedroom suites plus home offices, multiple living, storage areas, barn and a stunning workshop provide a range of spaces for all.
Quality kitchen with stone tops, porcelain basin, Wulf electric oven with gas jets and grill and Sub-Zero integrated fridge / freezer and an adjoining butlers kitchen.
Five well appointed bathrooms situated perfectly throughout the home and one doubles as a mirrored steam room.
There is a multitude of relaxed and formal living spaces, along with dining spaces, games room and library and high ornate ceilings throughout.
Purpose built workshop with external entry, perfect for the hobbyist, artist or home based business.
The extraordinary turret offers a great focal point on the grounds as well as offering great views across the estate as does the picture perfect garden gazebo.
There is ample secure parking for the largest of gatherings once you arrive through the automated iron front gates.
Opportunities (Subject to approval)
This unique, once in a lifetime offering, opens the door to many opportunities.
Imagine the following – Taking your brand to the next level with a cellar door and accommodation for a bespoke winery, Art Gallery (property is still registered to be used as a gallery), Luxury AirBNB experience, residence for a multigenerational family and the list goes on (subject to relevant required approvals).
Sandstone Victorian Tudor style manor, with extension consisting of a double brick, rendered exterior, metal roof, generous width verandahs with bronze balustrades from the 19th century!
Lead light features, high pressed metal ceilings, timber floors and five fireplaces.
The house has a single storey main wing with a symmetrical frontage to Railway Parade. The lower level is an extraordinary blend of stone and timber with modern lighting creating a games room like no other and multiple versatile rooms, including a tasting room and cellar. The main wing of the house boasts a crenelated parapet with a plain frieze panel. The main entry is marked by an archway in the castellated breakfront flanked by a verandah with a single slope roof which returns around the east and west sides of the house. Arches either side of the entry porch lead to the side verandahs and in the evening the modern lighting highlights the stunning sandstone walls.
A tall brick tower, built as a garden folly, with a crenelated parapet and brick walls with pointed arched windows. The windows have cream brick quoins and the cast iron spiral steps give an exciting entry to the upper level.
Springwood is a town in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. Springwood is located 72 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. At the 2021 census, Springwood had a population 8,423 people.
Springwood is near the Blue Mountains National Park and the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site. It is 371 metres above sea level and, like most of the towns in the vicinity, is located on a narrow ridge between two gorges. Winmalee is to the north. Springwood railway station sits between Valley Heights and Faulconbridge on the Blue Mountains railway line. (Source Credit – Wikipedia)
Access to transport, quality schooling, fine dining, creative art and music hubs PLUS amazing bush walks are just some of the wonderful facilities in this highly desirable Blue Mountains suburb.
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