Unrivalled in setting, prestige or historical importance, this extraordinary residence is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Built in 1881 by James Barnett as the Keeper's residence of the adjacent c1818 Macquarie Lighthouse and set amidst over 2600sqm of manicured grounds, this is an heirloom of such rarity and pedigree as to defy adequate description.Heritage listed with a seamless balance between the original period craftsmanship and a sympathetic ultra contemporary design by the esteemed architect Clive Lucas, the palatial interiors are beautifully presented with immaculate appointments throughout.Exuding a timeless sense of warmth and character with an understated rural aesthetic that is well suited to the family that seeks space, privacy and peace in equal measure, there is a wealth of formal and casual entertaining options. All bedrooms are expansive doubles, with the luxurious CaesarStone kitchen boasting Smeg gas appliances. Deluxe bathroom finishes include frameless glass showers and clawfoot baths.Secure and invitingly versatile additional features include vast sweeping level lawns, working stables, office, soaring ceilings, polished floors, ducted air conditioning, Jetmaster gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi, cool room, aviary and CCTV.Filled with natural light, soothed by sea breezes and capturing ocean views, it is little more than a stroll to cafes, regular transport and parklands. Minutes to Watsons Bay Village and exclusive Rose Bay private schools, this unique sandstone cottage is an integral part of Australia's maritime heritage.