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Sydney's 'Batman' castle on the market for $15m

The Abbey Annandale Sydney exterior.
Sydney property ‘The Abbey’ is back on the market, with many comparing its gothic architecture to the Batman’s Wayne Manor. (Source: Black Diamondz)

An iconic Sydney property known for its gothic architecture is back on the market, with the owners wanting around $15 million for the historic home.

Named ‘The Abbey’, the Annandale mansion was built in 1882 and sprawls 1,309 square metres, featuring four levels, nine bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The heritage-listed home is known for its gothic architecture, with many comparing its looks to Batman’s Wayne Manor.

The manor features detailed stonework, turrets, gargoyles and stained-glass windows, with views over the city skyline, Harbour Bridge and Rozelle Bay.

It also includes a converted chapel-turned-music-room and wine cellar. The former stables have been converted to a separate three-bed dwelling with a garage.

The Abbey Annandale Sydney church converted into music room
The Abbey includes a converted chapel-turned-music-room and wine cellar. (Source: Black Diamondz)

The mansion at 272 Johnston Street is listed by Black Diamondz Agency. The owners previously listed the property late last year for $15 million through a different real estate agent.

The property last sold in November 2009 for $4.86 million, which was a record price for Annandale at the time.

The Abbey Batman House Sydney Annandale dining room.
A peak inside the Abbey's gothic dining room. (Source: Black Diamondz)

The new owners, Michael Hogan and Ann Sherry, restored the house over four years to 2015, with the renovation winning a National Trust Heritage Award in May of that year.

The Abbey was originally built by former mayor of Sydney John Young, who was also the principal builder of St Mary’s Cathedral. It is rumoured he took gargoyles from the cathedral to use in his homes.

The Abbey Batman house Sydney Annandale living room.
The Abbey was originally built by former mayor of Sydney John Young in 1882. (Source: Black Diamondz)

Along with The Abbey, Young built a group of seven other homes around the area near Rozelle Bay.

In the 1920s, the home was converted into flats. Later, in the 1950s, it was purchased by Sydney surgeon Geoffrey Lancelot Davis who held on to the property until his death in 2008.

The Abbey Annandale Sydney exterior view of Harbour Bridge.
The Abbey offers views over the city skyline, Harbour Bridge and Rozelle Bay. (Source: Black Diamondz)

Members of the Davis family believed the house was haunted and there are tales of a lady in white being seen in the home.

Inspections are currently available by appointment.

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