Property Of The Week: 8 Gap Road, Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW

An updated slice of history with a luxury French twist and unique water views.

By Terry Christodoulou 29/05/2020

Privately positioned cliffside in Sydney’s enviable Watsons Bay, with expansive views of the city’s twinkling harbour, this former 1920s Masonic Lodge has been reimagined and delivered to luxurious modern standards by renowned architects Weir Phillips.

Dream living all year — through arguably the perfect new year’s eve party pad — the 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home boasts a tangible sense of airiness and ease as driven by stately proportions and 5-metre ceilings across open plan living areas, bespoke arched windows connecting not only to history but the literal inside to outflow.

The finishes throughout are impeccable and unique, with 200-year-old French parquetry flooring paired to a Calacatta marble kitchen that’s fitted with Gaggenau appliances and an elongated, showpiece, marble benchtop for dining.

The upper level, accessible by private lift, sees the five large bedrooms each fitted with under-floor heating and Perrin & Rowe marble ensuites in each as well as a separate self-contained guest level.

The master suite comprises a dressing room larger than most Paddington boutiques (what’s left of them) and more views over Sydney Harbour.

Outdoors feature a covered entertaining area as well as a separate balcony space with in-built outdoor kitchen. There’s also a rebuilt Egyptian limestone pool with William Dangar designed gardens completing the space.

Parking for two cars is secured by an electronic gate, security and camera system. The house sits within a two-minute stroll of Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, Robertson Park and known restaurants such as Doyle’s and Dunbar House.

The listing is with Michael Pallier of Sotheby’s Sydney, +61 417 371 544; POA.


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