They don't build house like this in Mossman with two S's

17 Stanley Ave Mosman.

17 Stanley Ave Mosman.

ONE of the original and grandest mansions in harbourside Mosman has hit the market for $15million after an exhaustive renovation.

Designer and historian extraordinaire Julie McCourt and lawyer husband Tom Goudkamp have invested huge amounts of money, time and energy in the superb restoration of the 1889 mansion, Glenmire.

The original home was designed by Edwin Stanley who built the Italianate villa described at the time, as "a fine three storeyed house surrounded by a well planned garden, a tennis court where his son and daughter might entertain their friends and a large stable to house his horses and the family coach with grand views through the Heads."


17 Stanley Ave,  Mosman.

17 Stanley Ave, Mosman. Source: Supplied


Over the years the property had suffered the ravages of time - including losing a chunk of ceiling when the Japanese submarines attacked Sydney Harbour, but the house has had the great good fortune to find Julie McCourt is who primarily responsible for its rescue.

With her ceaseless passion for history and excellent research skills she, along with architects Boddam Whetham and a team of artisans from around the country have brought this colonial landmark back to life, preserving it for future generations.

The Resnekov Realty Century 21 agency has listed this property. Inspection details are yet to be announced.

  • From: News Limited Network
  • October 14, 2013