Sunday, October 10, 2010

Darlinghurst: Heritage Items: The Grange

The Grange
- Register of the National Estate, City of Sydney Council Heritage List
Originally one of the area's great mansions, this Victorian Georgian-style building, at 300 Liverpool Street, has since been converted into six apartments. Heritage recommendations include retaining and conserving internal room layouts, ceilings, cornices, flooring, joinery and fireplaces.
In the 1980s you could have bought a slice of the sandstone building for around $40,000 to $65,000. But in March this year a three-bedroom, two bathroom apartment with two car-spaces sold for $1.045 million, while a one-bedroom apartment sold in May for $420,000.
I don't like the building much anyway; it looks rather gloomy and the front garden and verandas have no privacy.

1 comment:

Peter Thomas said...

This place is far from gloomy. In fact it gets sun all day and it gets a nice cool breeze all day (windmills were on the corner not 100 years ago). The place is an amazing piece of history and the upgrade of this place is underway to restore the place.