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Simpsons Hotel Potts Point - The Restoration

1987 saw the start of a new era for the property, as a year's restoration was commenced with the approval of the State Heritage Council. The unsympathetic additions of the 1930’s and a 1950’s garage were demolished. The wooden columns of the original entrance were located and the entrance porch was recreated as it was originally, using contemporary photos.

A new internal staircase in the original heritage style was installed. Missing mouldings were replaced, and a whole new floor was constructed in the attic in an identical manner to that of its sister property at Woollahra. New features such as the en-suite bathrooms were added without spoiling the style of the original building, and the décor is a reflection of Australian motifs of the 1890’s. The rooms and halls feature paintings of Australian flora painted by noted artist Ellis Rowan during the late 1800’s.

The conservatory at the rear of Simposons Hotel of Potts Point was erected from the former rear garden. The property is listed by the National Trust of Australia as a Heritage building, and is the one of the very few privately owned, free-standing Victorian mansions in the Potts Point area.

8 Challis Avenue Potts Point NSW 2011 - Phone +61 (2) 9356 2199 - Fax +61 (2) 9356 4476