/Treasured quintessential Federation home in Cremorne Point is for sale

Treasured quintessential Federation home in Cremorne Point is for sale

No. 36 Boyle St, Cremorne Point, has a $4.2 million guide.

This Cremorne Point property at 36 Boyle St has been the McEwen family home since 1997 and it’s not hard to see why they have stayed so long.

The property is the quintessential Federation home — a solid presence with a perfect balance of shared and separate family spaces, together with an easy classic style and enduring features that hark back to the home’s 1904 beginnings.

“It’s such a comfortable house but not too precious. It’s been a wonderful home,” said Katy McEwen

MORE: Housing downturn is losing steam

Former home of INXS frontman up for rent

Heroic hideaways of The Avengers

Mrs McEwen, a book publisher, and her husband Shane, a corporate adviser, are downsizing now that their three children have grown up.

The main bedroom has suburban vistas.

When the McEwens bought the house in 1997, they rescued it from neglect and removed horrors like aluminium windows closing in the original verandas. Over recent years, the family has continued to update the property, enhancing the layout and high ceilings, updating bathrooms and moving the kitchen to enjoy the outlook.

One of the most charming attractions of this home is the two full-width verandas.

There are polished floors throughout.

The deck is sure to be a popular place in Summer.

The three McEwen children each had a bedroom downstairs and each bedroom opens through double doors to the veranda, akin to a country home.

Upstairs on entry level, there’s also another broad veranda where the family dines year round, overlooking the lawn and the quiet enclave of jacarandas and lush greenery which frames a view of the harbour.

From the front door visitors are drawn immediately to the main level, to the open plan, kitchen, dining and living area opening through wide double doors to the veranda. Highly polished timber floors, feature windows and a neutral colour palette enhance the feeling of light and flow.

The home is located close to all the action in Cremorne Point.

The kitchen, with its shaker cabinets and stone island bench, is the perfect size for a family.

Quietly removed from the main family area is another living room which opens through double doors to a restful courtyard.

Upstairs is the crowning glory of the home, a whole floor master suite with angled ceilings, private outlook, ensuite and study.

The Boyle St home is set to go to auction on May 25 and has a $4.2 million guide.

It is listed with Belle Property Neutral Bay’s Matthew Smythe.

SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER