Billyard Avenue is about to enter a new era, with a grand new neighbour moving in.
And it’s pretty special.
The setting: Billyard Avenue
Billyard Avenue is one of the area’s most coveted addresses: a beautiful tree-lined, one-way street in the heart of Elizabeth Bay that ends in a quiet cul-de-sac. It offers unbeatable harbour views and proximity to the stunning waterfront Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay Marina, the picturesque Arthur McElhone Reserve and Elizabeth Bay House. And it’s just moments from the shops, restaurants and cafes of Macleay Street.
Stories vary on the origins of this street name. The City of Sydney believes it was named after W. W. Billyard, a miller and manufacturer; other sources suggest it was named after solicitor William Whaley Billyard, who was originally shipwrecked and stranded in Port Curtis (now Gladstone). He and his wife stayed in Australia as immigrants and eventually settled in Sydney.
Either way, it has always been a fashionable address and home to apartments and houses that showcase some of Sydney’s finest architectural styles, including Art Deco and Victorian apartment buildings. It’s also home to famous historic waterfront mansions, including Boomerang, Berthong and Ramona.
A new era creating a new standard in luxury
Billyard Avenue is about to welcome a new era in living at number 29, with the arrival of “Billyard Ave”. Due for completion in mid-2024, Billyard Ave is an exceedingly rare boutique block of nine oversized apartments.
It’s the first significant building developed on the street since 1996 when 28 Billyard Avenue was sold off the plan.
Featuring four bedrooms and four bathrooms, each single-level apartment at 29 Billyard Ave also offers stunning harbour views from many rooms, as well as from the north-facing terraces. Two residences are garden apartments and the penthouse crowns the entire top level.
Every property enjoys house-sized proportions, and features lift access, parking for two or three cars, formal and informal living and eating areas, a separate TV room, fireplaces, a butler’s pantry and ample storage. There’s a choice of multiple high-end finishes, including Gaggenau and Sub Zero appliances.
As befits the area, the building’s curves are a nod to Art Deco and the glamour of the 1930s, with quality materials and craftsmanship, including stunning parquetry flooring, smooth marbles and bespoke timber joinery.
The development was a collaboration between developers North-East Corp and award-winning multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice SJB, with interior design by P3 Living and gardens by Dangar Barin Smith.
A truly unique opportunity
There’s a lot that makes this new building unique – from the location and views to the architecture and finishes. But it’s the size of each apartment that truly sets it apart: floor spaces in the half-floor apartments range from 360 to 400 square metres.
As the 2021 Census data showed, there is a scarcity of large apartments in our area, with just 1.9% of properties having four or more bedrooms. And that’s exactly what many buyers, particularly downsizers, are looking for: spacious penthouse-style apartments in Sydney’s east.
We expect to see great interest in these apartments from people looking for a truly fabulous, unbeatable lifestyle in the 2011 postcode.
I’m proud to be co-listing 29 Billyard Avenue alongside 1st City Projects.
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