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Ginahgulla, Bellevue Hill
Alternative names Fairfax House
General information
Status Complete
Type House
Architectural style Victorian Free Gothic
Location 17-25 Ginahgulla Road, Bellevue Hill, New South Wales
Country Australia
Coordinates 33°52′32″S 151°15′05″E / 33.8756°S 151.2514°E / -33.8756; 151.2514
Completed 1858 (1858)
Client John Fairfax
Owner The Scots College
Technical details
Material Brick and Sydney sandstone
Design and construction
Architect Edmund Blacket (attrib.)
Official name Ginahgulla
Type Heritage
Designated 21 October 1980
Reference no. 2578
Invalid designation
Official name Fairfax House part of Scots College
Type Landscape
Designated 10 March 1995
Reference no. Local register
Group/Collection Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category Tree groups - copse

Ginahgulla, also known as Fairfax House, is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Completed in 1858 in the Victorian Free Gothic style, Ginahgulla and its gardens are listed on the (now defunct) Australian Register of the National Estate and the Municipality of Woollahra local government heritage list.


This two-storey Gothic house is situated on the south side of Ginahgulla Road. It was built in 1858 by John Fairfax, of the Fairfax family of newspaper proprietors. It may have been designed by Edmund Blacket, who was otherwise distinguished as an ecclesiastical architect, responsible for many churches in the Sydney area. The Fairfax family used the house until 1945, when it was bought by the nearby independent school, The Scots College. The College uses the house as a boarding house and is sometimes known as "the house on the hill."

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