5 Read Street, Bronte

2 1 House


Held in the same family for more than 80 years with only basic improvement under-taken, this little treasure is screaming for renovation or rebuilding (subject to Council approval). In a popular quiet street in reasonable proximity to Bronte & Tamarama Beaches, with good schools, parks, sporting facilities, local shops, cafes, restaurants and the like at hand, the cottage faces north and stretches back to the rear lane from which parking/garaging could be achieved. It certainly could be restored as a single storey home, but judging by some of the terrific houses in this sunny, family friendly seaside neighbourhood, it has fantastic potential to be so much more.

Position & potential - the best of both!Single storey cottage on 215sqm level landRequires complete renovation or rebuildIdeal for 2 storey new residenceAll works subject to Council approvalFantastic location near beaches/parksSunny north orientation in quiet streetRear lane access for potential garaging
Council Rates: $326.84pq
Water Rates: $160.65pq

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Suburb Guide


Bronte is home to one of Sydney's most picturesque beaches, where the lush expanse of Bronte Gully cascades down to parkland and golden sands framed by dramatic clifftops.

Packed with families the instant the sun shines, Bronte retains its seaside baths which still provide a safe spot to swim, just as they have done since 1887. Bronte's name is also synonymous with the famed 'Bondi to Bronte' beachfront walk.

Architecturally it is a mix of styles, with many of the early 20th century houses and semis either refurbished to reflect the suburb's affluence or redeveloped to take full advantage of the views. Art Deco apartments and units from the '60s through to the present day all vie to find their own glimpse of that magnificent ocean outlook.

Just 6kms from the city, Bronte features a small strip of trendy waterfront restaurants, many of which open only during the day. Completed in 1845, historic Bronte House is among the oldest buildings in the Eastern Suburbs.

Its formal gardens merge easily with the natural landscape of Bronte Gully to make it the embodiment of the romantic villa by the sea.

Suburb Features


  • Bronte Public School
  • Clovelly Public School
  • Montessori East - Bondi
  • St Catherines School
  • St Clares College
  • Waverley Public School


  • Bronte Park
  • Queens Park
  • Tamerama Park
  • Varna Park


  • Moxhe Restaurant
  • Locale Bronte
  • Wet Paint Restaurant
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