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Golf Real Estate set to transform Sydney’s CBD

Golf Real Estate set to transform Sydney’s CBD


In an age where land prices have pushed new golf real estate developments to either the middle or outer rings of the city limits, a unique development site in Sydney inner city is set to reverse this trend with a little help from one of Australia’s premier fashion designers.

Even though the nearest golf course is 4km away, a new development designed by Collette Dinnegan will occupy the site previously occupied by iconic retail outlet “Sharpie’s Golf House”.

In the golden age of neon advertising, few Sydney signs shone as memorably as the animated golfer on Sharpie’s Golf House.

From 1964 until it flickered into disrepair decades later, passers-by watched the neon golfer hit a perfect hole-in-one. Every single shot. 

Neon’s popularity faded, replaced by LED technology. In 2007, the sign was removed and in 2013 it was donated to the Powerhouse Museum, deemed too costly and difficult to repair.

Now, the derelict building is set to be demolished to make way for luxury apartments in a development by Trinvass Pty Ltd with PTI Architects and interiors by fashion designer Collette Dinnigan.

Golf House will feature 45 residences on seven floors, plus ground-floor retail space, a rooftop terrace and underground car park.  

There are also plans for a piece of public art celebrating the old neon sign with a golfing twist. 

Golf House is the latest in a string of high-end developments transforming a gritty pocket of Surry Hills better known for backpacker hostels and bill posters into one of the city’s hottest addresses. 

With Sydney boasting such world-class courses as The Australian (designed by Jack Nicklaus), Royal Sydney, Concord and the iconic New South Wales Club (designed by Alister MacKenzie) - it's easy to imagine Golf House attracting golfers seeking the best of both worlds - vibrant city living not far from some of the best golf experiences Australia has to offer.

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Added 04-07-2016 at 02:52PM