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The Hermitage
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The Hermitage, Vaucluse
General information
Status Complete
Type House
Architectural style Victorian Free Gothic
Location 22 Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse, New South Wales
Country Australia
Construction started 1870 (1870)
Completed 1878 (1878)
Technical details
Material Sydney sandstone
Design and construction
Architect
  • Alexander Dick
    (1840 house)
  • Edward Mason Hunt
    (1870-1878 works)
  • Emil Sodersten
    (1936 works)
Official name The Hermitage
Designated 21 October 1980
Reference no. 2499
Invalid designation
Official name The Hermitage
Type Built
Designated 10 March 1995
Reference no. Local register

The Hermitage is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia. It is listed on the (now defunct) Australian Register of the National Estate as well as the Municipality of Woollahra local government heritage list.

History and description

The main house was designed and built around 1870-1878 by Edward Mason Hunt, influenced by the design of Roslyndale, in Woollahra, New South Wales. It features a castellated tower, elaborately carved barge boards and a roof of multiple gables. The house was seriously damaged by a fire in 1936, and was restored by Emil Sodersten. It was bought by the Woolworths company in 1964 and used as a staff training centre, but later returned to its original role as a private home. This Gothic house overlooks Hermitage Reserve and has harbour views. The Hermitage incorporates a smaller house, which was built c. 1840 by Alexander Dick.

The Hermitage is owned by the family of Justin Hemmes.

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