Clairvaux House

House on the ridge at Vaucluse overlooking Rose Bay. The house still existed in 1910 when much of the land around it was subdivided.

Milestone
Constructed
1871 - 1872
Died
17 Jan 1881
Died
29 Mar 1909
Demolished
1929
Property
Owned by
1872 - 1881
Owned by
1872 - 1881
Owned by
1881 - 1901
Owned by
1881 - 1911
Occupied by
1902 - 29 Mar 1909
Owned by
1911 - 1921
Owned by
1921 - 1929
Owned by
1921 - 1929
Type

Clairvaux House

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2016

By the early twentieth century many of Sydney's old estates were subdivided. Their large grounds were too expensive to maintain and as Sydney expanded, land became a premium. Clairvaux House, a grand Victorian house, was built on land purchased from the Wentworth Estate c 1871. A domestic residence until the early twentieth century, the house underwent three subdivisions before being demolished in 1929.