Sydney’s Annandale Abbey back on the market for $15 million

One of Australia’s finest heritage homes, Annandale Abbey, is back on the market for $15 million.

Affectionately known as the “Batman home”, the impressive inner-city residence was built in 1881 and features some of the finest architecture in Australia.

According to, current owner, Sydney Airport director Ann Sherry has once again placed the exclusive residence on the market, having previously listed the property in October 2021.

If the home sells for the asking price, it would set a new record for Annandale, by more than 50 per cent.

The incredible four-level, 10-bedroom estate at 272 Johnston Street, Annandale features expansive views over the city skyline, Harbour Bridge and Rozelle Bay.

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The 1309sq m property has been restored since its $4.86 million purchase in 2010, which saw the estate win a National Trust Heritage award in 2015.

The home is considered one of Sydney and Australia’s best surviving pieces of Gothic architecture – the iconic design style that has found a firm foothold in popular culture, via Marvel’s Batman franchise.

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The residence, which sits in Will Dangar-designed gardens, is also one of the remaining “witches houses” that were built by architect John Young.

According to the official listing with Monica Tu from Black Diamondz, the estate boasts a spectacular entry vestibule, grand formal lounge/dining rooms, character dine-in kitchen with Smeg gas cooktop, island bar, entertaining terrace, established lawned gardens, and a heated pool.

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The property features detailed stonework, stained glass, gargoyles, soaring ceilings, a music room, home offices and wine cellar.

Outside, there are former stables converted into a separate three-bedroom dwelling with a garage.

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.