87 Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst

9 8 4 House


Built & held by the notable Brown family and last sold as a single residence in 1959, this is one of the largest homes in this historic residential area. A large private estate of 582sqm, with elevated sunny manicured gardens, it was cleverly converted in the 1960s to its current status as 9 single flats with a GAR of $145,000, yet it retains an array of magnificent period features, including soaring 4.6m high ceilings. It now requires thoughtful editing to re-emerge as a monumental residence (DA current to July 2011). Accessed from the wide rear lane (Womerah Lane), the approximately 20m long north-west garden allows potential for a lap pool and multiple parking. Zoned 2(b) Residential.

Suit home owners, investors, developersHistoric architecture - potential/flexibilityFreestanding on 3 sides - leafy district outlookQuiet yet totally convenient locationVacant possession - existing use rightsVery good condition - rentable as isHuge cellar storage. Fully fire ratedOriginal features intact. Rear lane to parking14m frontage to Barcom Avenue
Council Rates: $648.00pq
Water Rates: $181.09pq

Property Information

  • Land area approx 582sqm

Property Features

  • Garages 4
87 Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst
9 8 4
Sold $4,150,000
Suburb Guide


Like so many of Sydney's inner city suburbs, Darlinghurst's gentrification just seems to continue. Bordering the south west of the CBD, it's one of Sydney's most renowned entertainment hubs, with lower Oxford Street and the bustling Taylor's Square home to countless bars and clubs.

The cosmopolitan café strip of Victoria Street is feted for its coffee, served with love at local favourites like Fabbricai and Tropicana, the original home of the Tropfest short film festival. Travel further down Victoria Street and you'll get to the neon lights of Kings Cross.

The Darlinghurst precinct known as East Sydney or 'Little Italy' is home to Stanley Street's cheap and cheerful Italian diner Bill & Tony's, a Sydney institution where the basic menu and old-school decore have changed little over the years.

Darlinghurst's quaint streets are lined with Victorian terraces which are being renovated to reflect the area's increasing affluence. Art Deco apartment buildings sit side by side with a host of revered contemporary developments, including Harry Seidler's tower The Horizon, Allen Jack + Cottier's Republic 1 and 2 and Top of the Town. Local landmarks include St Vincents Hospital and the National Art School in the grounds of the old Darlinghurst jail.

Suburb Features


  • Crown Street Public School
  • National Art School
  • Saint Francis School
  • SCEGGS - Darlinghurst
  • Sydney Grammar School


  • Cook Park
  • Eternity Playhouse - Darlinghurst Theatre Company
  • Green Park
  • Royal Hospital For Women Park
  • Sydney Jewish Museum


  • Beppis
  • The Waratah
  • Bills
  • Sagra
  • Lucio Pizzeria Darlinghurst
  • Malabar South Indian Restaurant
  • Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room
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