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Ocean View Coogee
Federation style mansion with views of the Gordons Bay and Coogee Bay area. It was built by Philip Wirth and is one of the few surviving large residences in the Coogee area. Each of the six bedrooms had an ensuite bathroom, one of the earliest homes in Sydney to have such facilities. The once extensive grounds around the mansion housed a private zoo, and it is rumoured one of the Wirth's Circus' most famous performers, Alice the elephant, is buried in its grounds. The home stayed with the Wirth family until it was sold in 2009 for five million dollars.