Property Of The Week: 177A Albion St, Surry Hills NSW

Landmark Surry Hills home shooting for a suburb record.

By Terry Christodoulou 20/03/2020

The language of real-estate often speaks in superlatives, but there’s no exaggeration in calling 177A Albion Street, Surry Hills in Sydney a one-of-a-kind residence.

The property, originally completed in the 1890s, was once the headquarters of the Australasian College of Surgeons. Adding to its storied past, Mark Camuglia, a self-storage businessman, embarked on a complete renovation after purchasing the property in 2011.

Mr Camuglia enlisted the help of architect Renato D’Ettore who has created a home that respects the grandeur of the Italianate façade with a stunning contemporary interior redesign.

Inside the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 4-car garage home, the number and quality of detailed finishes is striking, with exposed brickwork competing against the minimalist details and clean spaces making up the main living quarters.

Looking up into the atrium the massive arched window that looks out on to the yard and vaulted ceilings give the residence a feeling of limitless space and sunlight, with a study nook nestled high above the dining area.

The reflective brass cabinetry and marble benchtop of the kitchen modernise the space acting as a luxurious statement within an otherwise restrained aesthetic. The bathrooms are equally opulent with the same motifs of brass and Carrara marble.

There are moments where history is honoured throughout the home with the marble fireplaces renewed and the twisting staircase rejuvenated. D’Ettore has also looked to the materials of the home for inspiration converting the sandstone stables into split-level guest quarters.

There’s also plenty of useable outdoor entertaining space, something of a rarity in Surry Hills with a courtyard, rooftop terrace with 270 degrees of the neighbourhood and even a small pool next to the newly built concrete carport.

The listing is with Ben Collier of The Agency  02 8376 9181. The price guide is $12 million.

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