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Potts Point Real Estate Snapshot

  • Suburb: Potts Point
  • Postcode: 2011
  • Population:8,431
  • Municipality: City Of Sydney Council

Potts Point is named after Joseph Hyde Potts, Australia’s first bank teller of Australia\'s first bank, Westpac. He designed Australia’s first bank note and lived as bank manager and teller in the original bank premises in George Street. One of the bank’s Directors, Judge Wylde, after whom Wylde Street is now named, received a land grant from Governor Darling in 1822 at the northern tip of Potts Point. Most of the eastern side of Macleay Street is part of the original 1826, 54-acre Elizabeth Bay House estate and its world-famous gardens, given to NSW Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay. Eventually, all of it would be sub-divided.

By 1831 seventeen land grants had been made on Woolloomooloo Heights, as the area was known, to a selection of the most politically and economically powerful men in the colony including judges, politicians and merchants. Their purpose was to establish a stylish area of housing distinct from The Rocks or Woolloomooloo. Legal caveats were attached to grants: all residences were to be built within three years, cost over £1,000, have ample setbacks and face Government House. Envious locals described the area as “hob-nobs ville”.

Mr Potts was also a developer, building houses in Wylde Street in the 1830s. His name then became synonymous with the area, although never living there himself.

Potts’s Point - its originally spelling - then became Australia’s first deliberately-designed suburb: an enclave for only those who could afford to live in the dress circle overlooking Sydney and its sapphire-blue harbour. Views extended to the heads in the east, to the north and over the city towards mountains in the west. Equally importantly were fresh air and sea breezes, much sought after for health reasons. A number of those magnificent marine mansions still exist such as Rockwall, Jenner, Bomerah, Tarana, Tusculum and Elizabeth Bay House.

In 1911 Kingsclere became Australia’s walk-up grand apartment block with each apartment having its own butler, heralding a new age of inner-city living for locals and visiting country land owners. And by the 1930s Potts Point was known as “flatsville” reflecting the latest living trend and Parisienne-chic; Art Déco-style apartments. Today, this collection, shared with neighbouring Elizabeth Bay, is heritage-listed. After WWII, large hotels such as the Chevron, now the Ikon apartments, dominated a continually-crowded skyline. A later urban density push in the 1980s and 90s created \"sky houses\" such as Pomeroy, designed for retirees wanting both large spaces and views.

London Plane trees and White Magnolia tree-lined heritage streetscapes together with over 120 individual heritage buildings still represent the highest form of fashionable urban living close to both the City and other nearby areas such as Rushcutters Bay Park, Woolloomooloo\'s Finger Wharf complex and Paddington.

At every stage of its history, Potts Point\'s has been at the forefront of the latest living trends. With the highest urban residential density in Australia this cosmopolitan residential mix enjoys a New York life-style of intimate cafes, boutique charcuteries, award-winning delicatessens and design shops, all within a compact area.

Sold Properties: POTTS POINT

Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
2/1A Wylde Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 4 3 2 $5,525,000 View Property
1/12 St Neot Avenue POTTS POINT May, 2015 3 2 2 $2,700,000 View Property
6/1 Springfield Avenue POTTS POINT May, 2015 2 1 1 $1,420,000 View Property
22/165 Victoria Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 0 $825,000 View Property
18/8 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $460,000 View Property
303/46A Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $590,000 View Property
18 Rockwall Crescent POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 6 4 2 $4,650,000 View Property
1/18 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 2 2 1 $1,750,000 View Property
3/1 McDonald Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 1 $468,000 View Property
9/71 Victoria Street POTTS POINT Mar, 2015 2 1 1 $920,000 View Property
15/10a Challis Avenue POTTS POINT Mar, 2015 2 1 0 $906,000 View Property
22 Wylde Street POTTS POINT Mar, 2015 3 2 2 $4,850,000 View Property
35/3 Wylde Street POTTS POINT Mar, 2015 1 1 0 $720,000 View Property
41/8 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Feb, 2015 1 1 0 $720,000 View Property
6/11 Wylde Street POTTS POINT Feb, 2015 1.5 1 0 $620,000 View Property
37/8 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Feb, 2015 2 1 1 $1,040,000 View Property
5/4 McDonald Street POTTS POINT Feb, 2015 0 1 0 $360,000 View Property
20 Rockwall Crescent POTTS POINT Feb, 2015 5 3.5 2 $3,250,000 View Property
320/50 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Dec, 2014 1 1 1 $760,000 View Property
14/103 Victoria Street POTTS POINT Nov, 2014 1 1 0 $614,000 View Property

Leased Properties: POTTS POINT

Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
Carspace/145 Victoria Street POTTS POINT Jun, 2015 1 1 1 $45 pw View Property
61/20 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Jun, 2015 1 1 0 $580 pw View Property
6/193 Victoria Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 0 $430 pw View Property
37/117 Macleay Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 0 $550 pw View Property
43/1 McDonald Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 1 $490 pw View Property
27/16 Macleay Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 0 1 0 $330 pw View Property
19/10c Challis Avenue POTTS POINT May, 2015 2 1 0 $600 pw View Property
5/2b Tusculum Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 0 $450 pw View Property
18 Macleay Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 3 2 2 $3,900 pw View Property
103/50 Macleay Street POTTS POINT May, 2015 1 1 0 $600 pw View Property
60/45 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $440 pw View Property
8/10 Tusculum Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $525 pw View Property
2/197 Victoria Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $350 pw View Property
1303/73 Victoria Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 2 1 1 $800 pw View Property
15/19 Kellett Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $470 pw View Property
11/3 Ward Avenue POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $415 pw View Property
32/16 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $435 pw View Property
707/2 Springfield Avenue POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $595 pw View Property
7/7 St Neot Avenue POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 1 1 0 $320 pw View Property
56/117 Macleay Street POTTS POINT Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $420 pw View Property