Monday 13 November 2023

Splendour Bellevue Hill – Live the high life in one of Sydney’s most prestigious addresses

View at Splendour, Bellevue Hill

Long been regarded as one of Sydney’s most distinguished suburbs, Bellevue Hill has been home to Sydney’s elite for over a century and a half, with the Fairfax family building Ginahgulla which still stands today. Prized from early settlement for its glorious views and beautiful, sheltered valley, the name ‘Bellevue’, translated from the French ‘beautiful view’, says it all.

Ginahgulla, Bellue Hill

As one of Syndey’s most long-established suburbs, Bellevue Hill boasts an abundance of historic mansions and gardens and one of the loveliest parks in Sydney. Cooper Parklands spread across a massive 38 acres, showcasing an impressive array of mature trees, meandering pathways, ponds and weirs, secret grottoes, gazebos, sandstone staircases and even an earthen amphitheatre.

Cooper Parklands, Bellevue Hill

Befitting a suburb of this calibre, some of Sydney’s most sought after schools are located here. Cranbrook, Scots College and nearby Kambala, Kincoppal and Ascham have educated some of Sydney’s greatest minds. Also being located so close to Sydney Harbour, its best beaches and the Sydney CBD yet having such a peaceful atmosphere, the exclusivity of Bellevue Hill can rarely be equalled.

Bellamy Beach, Rose Bay / Bellevue Hill

And not to be overlooked, the amenity of luxury shopping in Westfield Bondi Junction caters for even the most exacting shopper. With the finest international designer brands, luxury local labels, iconic department stores, a day to night dining and entertainment precinct and supermarkets to boot, Westfield provides for every shopping need.

Westfield, Bondi Junction

Then for even more boutique shopping, charming Bellevue Hill Village is home to deluxe homewares stores, fabulous caf├ęs, a beauty salon, a marvellous old-style fruit shop, delicatessen and scrumptious bakery. Then at the foot of this magnificent hill lies Double Bay Shopping Village and all its extravagant shopping spots.

Belleview Hill Village                                                                                                            Tucker, Bellevue Hill Village

And now this illustrious suburb has a prestigious new addition, Splendour Residences, created by esteemed developer The Denwol Group and a team of multi-award-winning architects, interior and landscape designers. North-facing atop a dramatic cliff overlooking the Cooper Parklands, Splendour offers a boutique selection of exquisitely crafted homes inspired by their idyllic natural surrounds. These extraordinary properties magnificently frame the divine outlooks across the expansive Park and beyond to Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Splendour, Belleview Hill

To own a property of unsurpassed refinement, extraordinary serenity and beauty that will make your heart sing, discover the Splendour Residences as only a select few remain. Contact the Cramer team today to book a private viewing and learn more.

Wednesday 8 November 2023

Upcoming ‘New Central Park’ a Boon for Redfern and Surry Hills Residents

New South Wales Premier Chris Minns has just announced that the state intends to reclaim 20 of the 45-hectares of land occupied by Moore Park Golf Course once the current lease on the land expires in 2026. The decision to take back this massive pact of land has been made to provide the public with green space and much-needed recreation areas for the residents of the increasingly dense local area.

The Government will create a thriving new park with masses of green space, grassroots sports and multiple recreation hubs. A discussion paper will be released year early next, 2024, as part of a consultation process about the future of the course, and an extensive design project creating a myriad of green areas, sport resources and recreation spaces will get underway soon after. 

In an effort to explain the decision to disgruntled golfers, Premier Minns said, "We're certainly not declaring war on golf, what we are saying is this golf course in the heart of the CBD, which is already densely populated, is a better use as a park than an 18-hole golf course." Further justifying the decision, Minns notes “Over the past century, Sydney has changed significantly. When the golf course was first established, the surrounding areas were largely industrial land.” But given the ‘significant urban regeneration…. delivering public infrastructure including parks is more important than ever before.”

The City of Sydney had previously proposed a similar plan to convert part of the course into public parklands, but the plan was blocked by the previous Coalition State Government. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said this current decision is "a terrific outcome for the community. This is public land and the public will have access to 20 hectares of public parkland," Ms Moore said. She said the area was allocated as a golf course in 1913 when its surrounds were primarily industrial.


And member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, whose electorate includes the course, is also enthusiastically backing the decision commenting, “This announcement respects the growing need of the expanding inner city for new open green space and I thank the government for returning this precious parkland back to public use.” And all is not lost for our city’s golf-mad residents, as 9 of the 18 holes will remain as will a driving range.

If you want to live close to the incredible upcoming parklands and recreation areas that will make up this expansive and exciting new park, check out the magnificent new TOGA development, Surry Hills Village, contact the Cramer team to learn more.