80 Windmill St. Is a contemporary and architecturally designed town home by the renowned Blackmore Design Group. This residence was built on a vacant block which was the yard of the house next door, famously the residence and home of the the noted naturalist John Brazier.
Part of this block, known as "The Paddocks", doubled as a play ground for the local children. Today this playground has been beautifully and appropriately preserved. Featuring a boardwalk made from the timbers of the now demolished finger wharves. As if as a reminder, the playground enjoys a magnificent view over the remaining wharves as well as the natural harbour.
This architect designed, truly modern captivating terrace, maximises natural light while capitalising on the open design of the living areas.
Contemporary in its design, however the magnificently glassed, historic stone feature wall in the kitchen marries the historic Rocks to the modern Sydney.
From the atrium courtyard to the Sydney Harbour bridge views from the Master bedroom and second Queen size bedroom, it reminds guests constantly that they are in one of the worlds most desired and beautiful destinations.
With three bedrooms, Master bedroom with queen bed and large ensuite. The second Queen bedroom also has an ensuite. The Third bedroom with two king single beds and ensuite, make it ideal for a maximum of six people.
Relaxing in either of two lounges one with foxtel and both having comfortable leather lounges, with the convenience of a bathroom and WC of each lounge.
Modern fully equipped kitchen, outdoor BBQ, cable TV, wifi. Ducted air conditioning. If it wasn't for its location, in the rocks, 250 m from the CBD, 100 m from the Harbour Bridge, 300m from circular Quay, 100m to the Sydney Theatre company, 50m to Observatory Hill, then of course the pubs and restaurants, you wouldn't even go out.
Situated between two original "Rocks" thorough fares, Pottinger St. and Ferry lane, on the historic Windmill st. Windmill St. so named as at the end of Millers Point were three windmills to which the road led. Millers point also named because of the said mills, however other accounts have Millers Point named after a Mr Miller who was in fact the miller
Nearby is the famously haunted Hero of Waterloo hotel. Said to have had a secret passage way from the cellar to wharves, where labour recruiters enabled young men to get drunk, then in their stupor secrete them onto ships. When they sobered out at sea they were indentured as seamen.
Once the "Hero of Waterloo" is mentioned so to must the "Lord Nelson" Hotel. This famous, handsome, sandstone hotel is just a 100 m away and features it's own micro brewery.
Ferry lane originally ran downhill to the harbours shore where the ferry to Blues Point opposite landed. Ferry lane also famously was ground zero for the first of twelve major plague outbreaks starting in January 1900.
The plague outbreaks caused the demolition and rebuilding of the Rocks area, including the building of Hickson Rd along the foreshore all the way to Darling Harbour. Other roads just simply disappeared altogether.
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