BEHIND the hedge at 1 Woodford St, Longueville — is one of the suburb’s most elegant and largest estates.
Named Minembah, the property was built in 1887 and was designed early Sydney architect E. Jeaffreson Jackson.
It is on 2080sqm of land, which is much larger than surrounding blocks in the suburb.
The home has come on the market for the first time in more than 20 years.
Di Jones agent Jane Schumann is seeking expressions of interest from buyers for the five-bedroom property until August 17.
It has a price guide of $9 million.
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Ms Schumann said for many people the home was a surprise.
“It is set well back on a huge block of land. Many people are surprised to see a country home with views of the city,” she said.
“The home has so much personality. It is on one level and is centred around a courtyard with living on one side and bedrooms on the other.”
With features such as a swimming pool, a basement cellar, sandstone verandas and 180 degree views of Woodford Bay.
The skyline views, also make the property a perfect spot to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks from a far with friends and family.
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Ms Schumann said the home had it all.
“A lot of blocks in the area are either large or have water views. This property has both, which is truly unique,” she said.
The Di Jones agent expects the property might go to a local family.
“A lot of people in Longueville upgrade within the area, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a local family that got the home, especially being so close to many schools.”