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Ballamac House will consist of eight prestigious oceanfront residences across two buildings, as our vision of fusing old and new sees the estate enter a new era of luxury. The heritage house itself will be reinstated to its original grandeur as it is converted into two exquisite residences, while a new build to the east will see a further six dwellings with awe-inspiring ocean views.
The grand Victorian-era estate, established by Charles Moore in 1860, has stood proud on Coogee’s north headland, living many lives over the years, as a private residence, hotel and infirmary. It has also seen many prominent Australian owners and famous guests roam its halls, from two Sydney Lord Mayors including Moore and newspaper proprietor Sir James Joynton-Smith who hosted the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) in 1920, a well-known artist, Hungarian migrant with connections to Serbian royalty and one of Sydney’s most notorious underworld figures – surgeon and playboy Reginald Stuart-Jones.
All eight residences will feature three-bedrooms and enjoy the prestigious oceanfront location with uninterrupted views out to Wedding Cake Island, with the rooftop and penthouse apartments boasting two expansive levels of living. The penthouse interiors have been configurated to maximise its north facing aspect with floor-to-ceiling glazing ensuring the panoramic views spanning past Gordons Bay to Wylie’s Baths are enjoyed from all living areas.
Leading the architectural aspects of the restoration and new build is Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), a long-standing partner and expert in heritage.
“We are thrilled to partner with CE to restore and bring this 1860s icon back to its original excellence. The conservation of the original house will see us retain the external and internal walls, fireplaces, mantel pieces, and decorative ceilings, while reconstructing the wrap around verandah, as an ode the luxury of estate living.”
An extensive landscaping makeover by award-winning Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (JILA) will consider its location and heritage house. All of the original sandstone will be utilised throughout the project so as to retain the buildings character, and only local native species selected where possible, taking into deep consideration the local area impact and longevity in its design. The communal outdoor area, with lush green gardens and magnesium pool promotes wellbeing, allowing residents to enjoy the health benefits and luxury of quintessential Australian outdoor living.
Construction on Ballamac House is expected to commence towards the end of 2023.