8/56A Ormond Street, Paddington

2 1 Apartment


Once part of the historic mansion 'Engehurst' c1835, and retaining a strong sense of its original grace and grandeur, this generously sized garden apartment offers 92sqm (approx) of space with access directly onto level lawn and beautifully landscaped communal gardens. Soaring ceilings and a house-like ambience define the interiors, which include large separate living and dining areas, queen sized bedrooms and a versatile sunroom/home office. Updated for a modern lifestyle with some scope to further personalise, it also boasts an enviably convenient address on one of Paddington's most keenly sought streets barely a minute's walk from amenities at both Five Ways and Oxford Street.

Generous living & modern open plan kitchenLarge separate dining room, front terraceQueen bedrooms, master with built-ins2nd living/sunroom, designer bathroomTimber floorboards, customised storageShared use of elegant park-like gardensBuilding of 10, mainly owner-occupiersAccess to a vast basement area for storage or potential cellarFootsteps to shops, eateries & transport
Council rates: $322.50pq
Water rates: $174.21pq
Strata levies-admin: $1123.88pq
Strata levies-sinking: $945.00pq

Suburb Guide


Just 3km from the CBD, quaint and charming Paddington is one of Sydney's best-known suburbs. It's renowned primarily for Oxford Street, the vast boulevard which runs north to south through the entire suburb and is one of Sydney's premier shopping destinations.Lined with interesting boutiques, high-street shops and eclectic specialty stores, it's also the home of the Paddington Markets, held every Saturday in Paddington Primary School. Glenmore Road (The Intersection with Oxford Street), William Street and Five Ways have also emerged as world-class shopping strips, and it's here that you'll find some of the city's most fashionable boutiques.Paddington is famous for the ornate Victorian terraces which dominate almost every one of its meandering streets. Still quite working class up until the late '80s, Paddington's rapid gentrification saw these formerly rundown residences snapped up and renovated at a rate of knots, with the high demand sending prices skyrocketing into the million dollar stratosphere.

Paddington plays host to a vast array of revered galleries, including the famed Sherman Galleries, which congregate primarily around Glenmore Road and the prestigious tree-lined boulevard of Paddington Street.

It's well-known for its pub culture, with traditional hotels such as The Royal, Bellevue, The London and The Paddington Inn offering great pub food at reasonable prices. A firm favourite among trendy inner city types and executives, Paddington's increasingly high prices mean that the affluent have a firm foothold on the suburb.

Suburb Features


  • Glenmore Road Public School
  • Paddington Public School
  • St Francis of Assisi School (Primary)
  • Sydney Boys High School
  • Sydney Grammar Edgecliff Preparatory School
  • UNSW Art & Design College


  • Centennial Park Summertime Moonlight Cinema
  • Chauvel or Verona cinemas
  • Paddington Library
  • Paddington Markets
  • Paddington Reservoir Gardens
  • Royal Hospital For Women Park
  • Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust - Stadium Fitness Centre
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Football Stadium
  • Trumper Park Oval
  • The Palms Tennis Centre
  • Victoria Barracks and Army Museum


  • 10 William
  • Barbetta
  • Buon Ricordo Ristorante
  • Chubby Cheeks
  • Cipri Italian
  • Freds
  • Paddington Inn
  • Royal Hotel Paddington
  • Saint Peter
  • Tequila Mockingbird
  • Ursula's Paddington
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