Today I wanted to bring you something that isn’t a Queenslander.  I know, shocking.  Instead, I wanted to share this delightful Federation cottage, circa 1910.  Because she’s all that.  And, because of the age of the home, she shares so many characteristics of a Queenslander.  So, while tenuous, that’s the connection I’m going with!  Plus, it’s not the first time that I’ve shared something that isn’t a Queenslander on this site.  Remember my love affair with those Florida beauties last year?

Here’s what the listing says.


Full of soul, style and substance, this double-fronted Federation beauty has been conceived as a private family sanctuary in the heart of the Lower North Shore between Balmoral Beach and Primrose Park.

A creative revival rings true to its c1910 heritage with considered finishes that allow the beautifully revived features to shine and a free-flowing layout with a choice of inviting alfresco spaces designed for easy breezy living.

From the street there’s little hint of what lies beyond the walled forecourt but open the gate to be greeted by a parterre garden and welcoming verandah. The huge living space is flanked by corbelled window bays that bring in the sunshine with a chef’s island kitchen at the heart of the home.

Relax by the plunge pool with its resort-like vibe, chill in the casual living space overlooking the garden or retreat to the master suite complete with custom daybed. 

Cremorne Exterior

This is the type of exterior that makes me weak at the knees.  I think it is perfection. It feels like a fairytale with the soft, glowing light, the white / beige exterior and those details.  The windows are gorgeous and the arch that leads to the front door is stunning.  And when you remember that this home is in Cremorne, just a stone’s throw from Sydney CBD, well, it becomes even more appealing. If you have to live and work in Sydney, this home would soften the blow (ps my Queensland bias is on show today plus we have the Olympic Games in 2032).

Living spaces

Eating spaces

Outdoor spaces

Sleeping spaces

Floor plan



The details

The address of this c1910 Federation cottage is 34 MacPherson Street, Cremorne, NSW 2090.  The house is being sold by Anthony O’Gorman and James Dorron of O’Gorman & Partners Real Estate Co – Mossman. The listing is here.

This home is being auctioned and no price guide has been given.  The auction is on 19 June 2021.