Rachel Fieldhouse

Real Estate

A castle of your very own is up for grabs

A castle of your very own is up for grabs

One lucky buyer could call themselves the king or queen of Sydney’s sole waterfront castle, which has just hit the market.

Innisfallen Castle, located in the lower North Shore suburb of Castle Cove, has been listed by Sotheby’s International Realty, with prospective buyers to submit expressions of interest for the sprawling 8,222 square-metre estate.

The castle’s grounds offer sweeping views of Fig Tree Grove, as well as a tennis court, expansive gardens, and “abundant off-street parking”, per the listing.

The property also comes with two buildings: the castle itself, which dates back to 1904, and separate accommodation that can serve as a guest wing or living quarters for staff.

Politician Henry Willis commissioned an architect to design the property in 1903, with the five-bedroom, four-bathroom building being completed in just a year.

The castle interiors boast a grand entrance vestibule, mahogany timber accents, red patterned wallpaper, high ornate ceilings, and multiple marble fireplaces.

Future buyers can even build a second castle on the grounds, with DA-approved plans offering potential designs that include a home cinema, wine cellar and swimming pool and the opportunity to restore the Gothic-designed castle to its former glory.

Images: Sotheby’s International Realty

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