Aston Gardens Apartment

by AF

Apartment 1, Aston, Bellevue Hill

‘Aston’ is a Mediterranean style block of just four apartments in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill. It was designed by architect Ernest A. Scott of Green & Scott Architects, and built by the Welch Bros.

It was completed 1929, just one year after the Spanish Mission-style ‘Del Rio‘ in Elizabeth Bay and ‘Craigston‘ in Brisbane. 

In the original building description from 1929, each apartment was described as having an entrance lobby, large lounge hall, living room, sunroom or convertible verandah, dining room, three main bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, maid’s sitting alcove or glazed back balcony, one or two maids’ bedrooms and bathroom. It also featured built-in cupboards, larder, refrigerator, hot-water service, laundry, special drying room, and a garage for each tenant.

Each apartment was laid out as a modern home. The original joinery was Queensland kauri and floors are reinforced concrete with polished hardwood.

‘Aston’ in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1929

Apartment 1

Apartment 1 is a garden apartment on the ground floor. The 220 sqm unit has 5-bedrooms and a study. The bedroom and study at the rear would have been the original maids’ quarters.

This apartment has been listed since 2011 and the seller was initially seeking offers around $2.6 million. The price was later reduced to $2,350,000. It last traded for $2,720,000 in 2007.

In 2004, Apartment 2 sold for $2.6 million and apartment 4 sold for $3.06 million.


2 Aston Garden, Bellevue Hill, Sydney

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