Jersey Road is a sacred locale in Eastern Suburbs real estate. Once named ‘Point Piper Street’ and serving as the main path from South Head Rd (now Oxford St) to Point Piper Estate in Darling Point (see 1858 Point Piper Estate parcel map when it was first divided and 1878 Sands Directory map below), the road now holds a far more important and unique honour: it is, undoubtedly, a Paddington aesthetic that lives on the road - with rows of uniform Victorian terrace houses, however the east side of the road scores an ever-so-desirable Woollahra 2025 address. Thus makes a “half-and-half” - where one side of the street holds one suburb address and post code, the other side another. These are fun testing grounds for the relative prestige of a suburb name. Back on Jersey Rd, the slightly better-endowed (architecturally speaking, that is) Woollahra side of the road has the added bonus of scoring a quartet of late Victoiran detached villas (numbers 17, 19, 21, and 23), a handful of oddly idiosyncratic one-off terraces (weatherboards and all!), and the handsome church-turned-condos at number 109, anchoring Jersey Road firmly as a particularly beautiful Sydney streetscape.
(Fun fact: the alleyway behind Jersey Road - ‘Point Piper Ln’ - is, of course, named after its original big brother road.)
So resting pretty on the east side of the road - next to the quartet of villas and with easy access to Oxford Street - number 9 emerged on the market this past week. Jane Schumann and Gary Sands at Di Jones landed the by-the-book Victorian terrace listing and rightly flaunt the terraces ‘family friendly’ qualities. And by ‘family friendly’ qualities we mean the terrace functions well as a kindergarten art classroom, at least if the listing photos indicate anything. But seriously, couldn’t they have taken some of these pictures down? The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1-car spot (the magical 3:2:1 terrace ratio!) and is looking for mid-$2mils. The home last sold for $1.5m back in September 2002, and comps speak well for high prices in this micro-neighbourhood seeing that Oyama, one of the four villas, sold for more than $7m earlier this month.
Now for some finger painting (and a really big tree)…
The listing: 9 Jersey Rd, Woollahra