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Rushcutters Bay Real Estate Snapshot

  • Suburb: Rushcutters Bay
  • Postcode: 2011
  • Population:2216
  • Municipality: City Of Sydney Council

Rushcutters Bay is one of the most beautiful green urban environments in Australia. The area became known as Rushcutters Bay in the 1780s when colonial convicts plucked valuable rushes from the nearby tidal, muddy, swamp lands facing the harbour to make hats,  mats, roof thatching, brushes, baskets and valuable wicks for oil lamps.

The area is now synonymous with Rushcutters Bay Park which dominates the area.

Today, Sydney Harbour laps at the foot of this carefully-coiffured park thanks to the imagineering of one man, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Rowe, JP.

Thomas Rowe was Mayor of Manly when the famous Norfolk Pines were planted on the foreshore promenade, a Sydney City Alderman (as then known), builder, inventor, army engineer, founder of the NSW Institute of Architects and its president for 16 years and the first captain of Australia’s first local fire brigade.

Rowe Street, Sydney, is named in his honour.

His architectural practice was one of the biggest in New South Wales. It was said in 1890 that anyone could walk Pitt Street and always be opposite one of his buildings.

“The  Colonel” was clearly a man of merit. And he was a local resident. He designed and lived in Tresco, Elizabeth Bay Road, from 1872-1876 and later built Ashton, nearby. He also had a sense of humour, naming his sons after famous architects Christopher Wren, Leonardo da Vinci and Ruskin.

His genius turned grand visions into reality. And as head of the Water Board  he was able to hold back the harbour to reclaim swampy, tidal marshlands of the bay to create a public park by 1885. The original high water mark was near today’s New South Head Road.

Apartments and houses nearby embrace the parkland setting and create a natural amphitheatre. Mature, majestic trees add to park\'s enjoyable grace and space. Properties overlook or are part of the park’s foliage and green umbrella with locals enjoying the use of direct steps into the park from lesser-known nearby lanes.

Residents enjoy one of the biggest and best backyards available.

Today, the park is jointly administered by the City of Sydney and Woollahra Councils with most of the original 1894 wooden grandstand intact despite two fires. The original picket-fenced cricket ground still exists after the first game in 1888.

Leisure activities, including a tennis club, boating, café, sports and picnic areas add to the park’s outdoor living room shady ambience.

Rushcutters Bay is rare: it has a sense of place intrinsic to active, healthy living and is a community meeting place where the natural environment is enjoyed and appreciated.

Sold Properties: RUSHCUTTERS BAY

Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
4/3 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2014 1 1 0 $850,000 View Property
105/1A Clement Place RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2014 4 2 2 $2,130,000 View Property
404/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2014 1 1 1 $585,000 View Property
20/3 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jun, 2014 2 1 1 $900,000 View Property
606/3 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2014 1 1 0 $675,000 View Property
3/2 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2014 3 2.5 1 $1,275,000 View Property
19/84-90 McLachlan Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2014 1 1 1 $610,000 View Property
201/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Dec, 2013 1 1 0 $470,000 View Property
801/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2013 1 1 1 $550,000 View Property
18/84-90 McLachlan Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2013 2 1.5 1 $725,000 View Property
11/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2013 1 1 0 $407,000 View Property
1803/3 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Oct, 2013 1.5 1 2 $885,000 View Property
49 Roslyn Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2013 3 2 0 $1,450,000 View Property
15/84-90 McLachlan Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2013 1 1 1 $590,000 View Property
8/27 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jan, 2013 2 2 2 $990,000 View Property
15/4 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2012 1 1 0 $420,000 View Property
15/9 Queens Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2012 2 1 1 $897,500 View Property
7/17-19 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2010 4 3 3 $2,950,000 View Property
207/1A Clement Place RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2010 2 2 1 $1,060,000 View Property
9/3 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2010 2 1 1 $820,000 View Property

Leased Properties: RUSHCUTTERS BAY

Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
604/3 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2014 1 1 0 $625 pw View Property
2/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2013 0 1 0 $310 pw View Property
1/36 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2013 1 1 0 $380 pw View Property
6/61 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2013 1 1 0 $460 pw View Property
23/68 Roslyn Gardens RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2013 0 1 0 $320 pw View Property
3001/1 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2013 1 1 1 $645 pw View Property
24/52 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2013 1 1 0 $575 pw View Property
1/6 Evans Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2013 2 1 0 $800 pw View Property
5/6 Evans Rd RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2013 2 1 0 $550 pw View Property
8/2 Kurraghein Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2013 0 1 0 $320 pw View Property
1/10-12 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2013 2 1 1 $700 pw View Property
15/9 Queens Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jan, 2013 2 1 1 $800 pw View Property
4/10-12 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Dec, 2012 2 1 1 $695 pw View Property
5/52-54 Kings Cross Rd RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2012 1 1 1 $450 pw View Property
6/61 Bayswater Rd RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2012 1 1 0 $450 pw View Property
8/42 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2012 2 1 0 $500 pw View Property
1007/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2012 0 1 0 $350 pw View Property
104/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY 0 1 0 $320 pw View Property
15/9 Queens Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY 2 1 1 $650 pw View Property
2607/1 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY 2 2 1 $750 pw View Property