One of the joys of Paddington’s precarious Council line drawings is that the area south of Oxford Street belongs to the City of Sydney and the area north of Oxford is situated in the Woollahra Council. For different folks this can mean many different things, but today, it means we’re treated to a house whose Development Application would not have stood a chance inside the strict Woollahra Council.
81 Leinster Street was designed by the architecture firm Murray Thomas and Associates and has a bit of a colourful listing history. From what we could dig up, the home sold as a fixer-upper in 2004 for $915k. After an extensive (and pretty damn cool) renovation, the property surfaced on the market with $3m-$3.5m hopes in early 2011 through agent Ken Jacobs of Christie’s. Weirdly, the home appears to have sold for just $2.0m last July. Very fishy. Nonetheless, Ken Jacobs (once again?) now has the property relisted with the same $3m-$3.5m hopes. The 4-bedroom home has an unusually large rooftop terrace, basement space rare for Paddington, a 2-car garage, and a very cool indoor-outdoor living space (even if the flooring rotates direction).
Click below for more photos, listing information, and one crazy-ass floor plan!
The listing: 81 Leinster Street, Paddington