The Happiest Little Neighbourhood In Town
Last week we looked at homes in Randwick and, to follow up, this week we’re shining a light on its genteel neighbour Queens Park. Surrounded by Centennial Parklands, the leafy suburb is set in a natural amphitheatre at the foot of dramatic sandstone cliffs and, in the 1890s, was home to an 11-hole golf course for the ‘professional men’ of the colony before being turned into playing fields. Today, the small but perfectly formed suburb is home to a mix of Victorian, Federation and contemporary homes that flank the tree-lined avenues.
Renowned as one of the best and undoubtedly the prettiest, Manning Street is nestled under a canopy of Hills figs and leads directly down to Queens Park. In fact, it’s one of the area’s most tightly held streets as once a family moves in they tend to stay put. What makes Queens Park such a fantastic place to live is the area’s close-knit community. It’s one of a few places in Sydney where kids still play in the back lanes and the streets are lined with chalk marks from hopscotch games. It’s the perfect mix of parkside living and urban convenience with Bondi Junction station and Westfield just up the road and close proximity to beaches (Bronte, Bondi and Tamarama) as well as the city. Perhaps the most magical time of day in Queens Park is at dusk as the sun sets over the city and, with the park being dog friendly, it’s perfect for a late afternoon walk with your pooch.
Partner Alexander Phillips and Nick Quilkey have listed a breathtaking Peter Dunkley designed home at 23 Manning Street, Queens Park. Functional as well as beautiful, the reinvented Federation home captures sunset from the master suite and is perfect for entertaining with a landscaped garden complete with a heated plunge pool and outdoor kitchen. Nick says, “Queens Park is a very connected community and Manning Street is perfectly positioned to enjoy easy access to the park and Bondi Junction. It’s also a very quiet street as the quarry at the top end stops it being used as a thoroughfare. The quality of the Peter Dunkley build is exceptional and the home is full of life and vitality as its bathed in natural light and framed by lush green outlooks.”
23 Manning Street, Queens Park is open for inspection tomorrow from 2.00pm to 2.30pm and scheduled for auction on Saturday 14th September, unless sold prior.
Just up from Manning Street, on the other side of the sandstone ridge, is another fantastic property listed for sale through Alexander and Nick. The four-bedroom home at 37 Fitzgerald Street, Queens Park will be open for inspection tomorrow from 1.00pm to 1.30pm so why not head down to Queens Park for a bit of outdoor fun and check them both out?