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THE WHITE HOUSE


Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

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THE WHITE HOUSE


Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

- VOLTAIRE -

THE WHITE HOUSE
9 Forbes Street, Paddington NSW 2021

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST $

Land Area 329m2 | Internal Area 240m2 [Approx.]
Strata Levies - $9,600 / annum
Council Rates - $1,954.19 / annum
Water Rates - $877.16 / annum

+ Convert open-plan third level space into 2 bedrooms and with an extra bathroom - the original build design allowed for plumbing to the third level. 
+ Expand floor space into the 9M high atrium space
+ Add* extra space, bedrooms and bathrooms in the courtyard area (*with Council approval) - there is no FSR restriction on the property and with up to 9m / 9.5m in height to develop

3 Levels | 2 Street Entrances | 1 Pool & Spa
Fully fenced courtyard | Classic 1980's Architectural Build

 
3 BED

3 BED

Convert to...

4 BED

2.5 BATH

2.5 BATH

Convert to...          

3.5 BATH

2 CAR

2 CAR


OWN A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF SYDNEY ARCHITECTURE

 

For the first time in 26 years, one of inner-city Sydney’s most enjoyed and culturally significant architectural homes, The White House, becomes available for sale.

The White House is hidden away, but stands tall, wide and long like a fortress in the heart of Paddington:Woollahra. Built by the dream team in 1987, the property featured in Vogue Living who stated it as ‘provocative in structure' and a “contemporary statement' of ‘daring' and ‘bold strokes'. Thirty years later, this quasi-warehouse architectural home continues to showcase innovation, creativity and functionality. Like its yellow steel staircase, it has strongly held the test of time with a story as engaging, as the unique and classic 1980's build itself.

Spread out across three levels, not including the two car secure garage, The White House is located on quiet and leafy Forbes Street with views of Sydney City's skyline. Spacious, interesting and bright, the open plan living is a series of spaces which extends upwards - via an atrium which rises almost 9 metres in height across three floors to the ‘Magna grid’ skylight - and outwards - onto huge, north-facing entertainer’s courtyard, pool and spa.

All bedrooms are on individual floors with high ceilings. If redecorated, you could convert the house into a 4 bedroom and 3+ bathroom home, as the third level and bedroom is a vast open-plan space. The large master bedroom on level two, is separated to the ensuite by a glass brick wall and turquoise tiles. As if time stood still,  the ensuite remains perfectly clad in Ming glass mosaico tiles from Pazotti with the large two person bath, dual shower and double basin units of Fathassos marble, and surrounding cupboards of lacquered Evergard Bonanza. The second bedroom on level one is equally large in size, featuring a three piece ensuite and walk-in-robe. With outdoor areas accessible on each floor, everyone can enjoy their spaces separately and you can privately come and go as you please via the two street private access gates [Forbes Street and Jersey Road]. 

The White House is conveniently positioned near everything:
< 0M - Easy street parking for guests
< 50m - Trumper Park, Flat White Café, The Lord Dudley Pub c.1889
< 450m-  Moncur / Queen Street Social Life, Art Galleries, Fashion, Restaurants, Bars and trendy Cafés
< 750m - Edgecliff Train Station
< 2KM - Oxford Street shopping, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Bondi Junction, Centennial Park, Cooper Park, Museums, The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Allianz Stadium, Moonlight Cinema
< 3KM - The Sydney CBD
< 4 KM - Bondi Beach, Rose Bay sea planes
< 10KM - Sydney Domestic & International Airports

This incredible home was the third project between the owner and a dream team of highly skilled creatives - the architect Peter Stronach (of AllenJack&Cottier architects), alongside George Freedman, one of Australia’s most gifted colourist’s and admired interior designers; as well as Paul Ratcliff Constructions, for which The White House was a ‘signature house’. Stronach, a life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects Sydney, also created another comparable property in 1987: the award-winning Apple Computer Headquarters in Frenchs’ Forest, considered to be ‘the world’s best commercial building’ at the time. You can see the similarities between the properties - timeless, daring, bold and classic 1980’s designs. The White House and The Apple Computer HQ were historically captured by John Gollings, AO, the photographer of choice for scores of architects wishing to have their works recorded.

Recently, an Australian cultural icon said, ‘Just as homes aren’t always houses, houses aren’t always homes.’. The White House is both a house and a home and yet as you can see, it is so much more. It is the place where those who dare go to truly live. Do you dare to live?

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FEATURES


FEATURES


  • Central living

  • Close to All Amenities, Schools, Shops, Transport

  • Multiple outdoor spaces - Courtyard Garden with Large pool and Spa, 2 Balconies & Kitchen Patio

  • Secure Garage Parking

  • Security Alarm

  • Back-to-base Camera Security

  • Privacy: Fully-Fenced, High-walls

  • Wood Fireplace

  • Two-street entrances - Forbes Street and Jersey Road

  • Architect Build & Interior Designed

  • Original 1980's Features Throughout

  • Open-Plan Living: Quasi-Warehouse

  • Miele Kitchen Appliances

  • Spacious, interesting and bright: Huge Skylight

  • Level Flooring

  • Ducted Air Conditioning

  • Built-In / Walk-In Wardrobes

  • Artistic light installations

  • Can be renovated & redecorated to 4 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms

FLOORPLANS


FLOORPLANS


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Paddington


Paddington


Paddington's beauty is more than skin deep—grand Victorian homes and lush parks offer cinematic escapes off its main roads. Synonymous with style, Paddington is an inner Sydney neighbourhood where 'perfectly coiffed masses clink chai latte cups in the morning and cocktail glasses at night'. Chic age-is-only-a-number-somethings dress up to amble down Oxford Street, Paddington’s favourite promenade filled with gourmet cafes, cheeky pubs, bespoke jewellers, and couture-trendy-high-street fashion. 


CULTURE

Paddington, is rich in culture with more than 10 heritage-listed buildings and numerous private and public art galleries. With the CBD only 3KM away, Darlinghurst to the west, Centennial Park and Woollahra to the east, Edgecliff and Rushcutters Bay to the north by and Moore Park to the south, occupants of Paddington get to enjoy being spoilt in the hub of one Australia's best cultural areas.

// HERITAGE LISTED BUILDINGS

There are many private art galleries in PAddington & woollahra,
showcasing both Australian & international artists:

// PRIVATE ART GALLERIES

// PUBLIC GALLERIES INCLUDE

Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford Street.
Galleries UNSW, COFA, corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road.
Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier Street.

 

PADDINGTON is famous for
the SATURDAY PADDINGTON MARKETS & THE annual Sydney Mardi Gras.


RESTAURANTS, CAFES & BARS

PADDINGTON: OXFORD STREET | QUEEN STREET | HIDDEN BACKSTREETS
is KNOWN for cafés, bars and restaurants. 


SHOPPING


Oxford Street shopping cuts through PADDINGTON and features Australia's best designers and fashion boutiques, as well as vintage, jewellery, homewares, gifts, books and music. Connecting shopping streets include William Street and Glenmore Road.


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PARKS & RECREATION


PADDINGTON is a suburb all about lifestyle where you can exercise in a natural setting. Walk everywhere, including beautiful scenic routes along the Sydney Harbour or throughout the back streets of Central Sydney, abundant with Heritage-listed buildings and interesting architecture and design.


TRANSPORT


Walk - Train - Bus - Drive - Sail - Fly


EDUCATION


World class education is located in PADDINGTON or very close by.

UNIVERSITIES

SCHOOLS


HEALTH FACILITIES

PADDINGTON is SITUATED CLOSE TO some of the world’s top medical people and institutes: