An original slice of southern Sydney, on the open market for the first time in more than 115 years
For Sydney buyers looking for a piece of local history, as well as a stunning waterfront locale, complete with jetty, boatshed and tidal pool, then this is a property that can tick all those boxes.
The four-bedroom Federation home on the 4888-square-metre waterfront block at 20-24 Beckton Place in Lilli Pilli in Sydney’s south hasn’t been up for sale on the open market since it was built, having privately changed hands once more than 80 years ago.
The next MacCulloch, a doctor, updated the property significantly in the 1940s including adding a dining room and study, and the expansive estate was subdivided in the 1960s with housing overtaking the surrounding land. An ensuite bathroom was also added in 1970.
Agent Alex Pitsis from Greg Gilbert Real Estate said the property, with its large spaces and high ceilings, was very well preserved.
“It’s not a knock-down. It’s good enough to maintain,” he said, adding that the scarcity of this kind of property made it difficult to put a price on.
“They don’t come up, and there’s nothing you can really properly compare it to,” he explained. “It is one of the original homes on the point.”
While the home was subject to the local government heritage plan, he said there was scope to do something with the property, subject to council approval, with subdivision a possibility.
A small suburb reaching into Port Hacking, sales in Lilli Pilli are thin on the ground, with no houses changing hands this year and 13 selling last year, the most expensive being 20 Boomerang Avenue which scored $4 million via private treaty in September.