This former Mosman Park pub may have no beer, but owners of the hotel-turned-apartment have called last drinks on their heritage home.
Once part of the Oceanic Hotel, the unique apartment at 2/54 Glyde Street is one of just two two-storey units in the complex of six. The remaining four are single-storey.
Constructed in 1908, the Federation building served as a local hotel for eight decades, initially as the Oceanic Hotel catering for farmers and visitors from the country.
In the 1940s the hotel housed military operations during the war, attracting on-leave army personnel, before it was bought by the Swan Brewery and renamed the Mosman Park Hotel.
It was converted into luxury apartments in the mid-1990s.
The building is named on the Town of Mosman Park’s municipal inventory and is considered “an important part of the social heritage of Mosman Park”.
Apartment two has retained the hotel’s original fireplaces and colonial verandas, while the former gent’s toilet has been converted into a powder room.
A pair of handmade Art Deco doors conceal the hotel’s original cloakroom, which now features as a cocktail bar.
Among other standout features is an entire wall completely covered with beautifully crafted timber bookshelves, a jarrah staircase, which leads through a 30m void to the first floor, and an impressive internal art mural.
There is a privacy wall and remote-controlled gates, which screen an enchanting courtyard garden, shaded by ornamental pear and bay trees. Outside, there is wisteria, native violets, a small water fountain and Roman bath.
The apartment has been listed for sale for $1.695 million.