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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
3/7 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2016 3 2 2 $2,670,000 View Property
4/2 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2016 2 1 0 $940,000 View Property
73-75 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2016 1 0 $680,000 View Property
17/2 Kurraghein Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 0 1 0 $475,000 View Property
4/7 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2016 3 2 2 $2,340,000 View Property
7/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2016 1 1 0 $391,000 View Property
4/24 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Dec, 2015 2 1 0 $970,000 View Property
245/50 McLachlan Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Nov, 2015 4 2.5 2 $2,710,000 View Property
2/37 Roslyn Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2015 0 1 0 $345,000 View Property
2/37 Roslyn Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2015 0 1 0 $345,000 View Property
6/35 Roslyn Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2015 0 1 0 $382,000 View Property
1/2 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2015 3 1 0 $975,000 View Property
6/61 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jun, 2015 1 1 0 $503,500 View Property
1/40a Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $360,000 View Property
4/39 Roslyn Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2015 0 1 0 $340,000 View Property
5/2 Clement Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2015 3 2 2 $1,340,000 View Property
12/9-11 Queens Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2015 2 2 1 $1,241,000 View Property
1&2/61 McLachlan Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2015 3 2.5 2 $3,100,000 View Property
9/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2015 2 1 0 $540,000 View Property
17/2 Kurraghein Avenue RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jan, 2015 0 1 0 $330,000 View Property

Leased Properties: RUSHCUTTERS BAY

Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
5/6 Evans Rd RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2016 2 1 0 $585 pw View Property
5/52-54 Kings Cross Rd RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2016 1 1 1 $530 pw View Property
2/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Sep, 2016 0 1 0 $370 pw View Property
104/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2016 0 1 0 $375 pw View Property
31/50 Roslyn Gardens RUSHCUTTERS BAY Aug, 2016 0 1 1 $340 pw View Property
5/22 Roslyn Gardens RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jul, 2016 1 1 0 $520 pw View Property
604/3 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jun, 2016 1 1 0 $670 pw View Property
5/70 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jun, 2016 0 1 0 $350 pw View Property
3G/153 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Jun, 2016 2 2 1 $750 pw View Property
1007/85 New South Head Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY May, 2016 0 1 0 $410 pw View Property
2/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2016 0 1 0 $385 pw View Property
21/61 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2016 0 1 0 $380 pw View Property
1403/3 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Apr, 2016 2 2 2 $1,600 pw View Property
6/29-31 Waratah Street RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 2 2 2 $820 pw View Property
1/9-11 Queens Ave RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 2 2 1 $900 pw View Property
4/42 Bayswater Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 1 1 0 $385 pw View Property
103/76 Roslyn Gardens RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 1 1 0 $400 pw View Property
1/6 Evans Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Mar, 2016 2 1 0 $800 pw View Property
28/52-54 Kings Cross Road RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2016 1 1 1 $590 pw View Property
3/2 Kurraghein Ave RUSHCUTTERS BAY Feb, 2016 0 1 0 $330 pw View Property