Randwick’s Heritage-Listed Avonmore Terrace

Constructed in the years 1888-1891, Avonmore Terrace is a heritage-listed row of nine three-storey Italianate homes at 26-42 The Avenue, Randwick. Ballard Property has recently listed number 28, a property whose revival won several awards and featured in Vogue Living.

A short history of the Avonmore Terrace

The middle terrace was the first of the row to be built by John Walsh as his own family home. Born in Galway, Walsh had made his fortune in Australia constructing railways, including the track from Goulburn to Cooma. After building the central home, he then continued building the adjoining terraces, reportedly for each of his eight daughters. Today his former home is a boutique hotel.

The row was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 with the following notes: “Being located opposite Alison Park, it is important for the contribution it makes to the St. Judes Precinct. The elements of the row considered to be of high significance are the entire façade including the central tower and the verandahs with cast iron balustrades and corrugated iron roofs. The interiors (hallways, front rooms, stairs and fireplaces) of some of the houses are of high significance. The row of terraces demonstrates the process of subdivision and development in Randwick in the late 19th century and the wealth and expectations of the period.”

28 The Avenue, Randwick

The award-winning revival of one of Randwick's finest Victorian Italianate homes unites classical grandeur with contemporary finesse in this landmark terrace to create an exceptional family home. This grand 7m-fronted terrace has been transformed by interior designers Arent & Pyke and architect Tom Ferguson with a collaborative design that injects a sense of life and vitality into the striking interiors.

Overlooking Alison Park and featuring rear lane access to a double garage and studio retreat, the tri level home opens to a Jane Irwin designed private landscaped garden perfect for both relaxed family life and grand scale entertaining. Built in 1888 as part of the historic Avonmore Terrace row, this magnificent home is located in the heart of Randwick village with close proximity to UNSW, The Spot, prestigious schools Coogee Beach and the new Light Rail Line.

For more information on this remarkable property, contact Clint Ballard on 0411 426 600 or Robbie Thorncroft on 0412 124 516. The property can be inspected on Thursday afternoons from 5:30pm - 6:00pm or Saturday mornings 10.30am-11:00am ahead of its auction on 17th July 2019 at 6:00pm.


28 The Avenue, Randwick - Awards

Australian Interior Design Awards 2014

WINNER – Residential Interior Decoration 
Shortlisted – Residential Design

Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014

WINNER – Residential Interior 
FINALIST – Designer of the Year 2014

IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards 2014

WINNER – Residential Decoration

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Awards

2014 FINALIST – Residential Design

World Interiors News Awards 2014 

Shortlisted – Residential Design


Links to read more:

28 The Avenue, Randwick

Office of Environment & Heritage

Arent & Pyke 

Tom Ferguson Architecture 

Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture