Part of the lower North Shore, the Sydney suburb of Castle Crag is nestled between Willoughby and Middle Cove and is just a mere 8 kilometres from the CBD. Positioned on one of the headlands of Sydney’s Middle Harbour, Castle Crag is known for combining peace and tranquility with coveted water views. 

As expected these views come at a cost, positioning Castle Crag as one of Sydney’s more up market suburbs with median housing prices sitting at the $2.5 million mark. However, this hasn’t stopped Castle Crag from being in high demand, boasting a 100% clearance rate at auction. 


Unlike most other Sydney suburbs, Castle Crag is exclusively made up of detached housing; there are no apartments, units or townhouses. The dwellings in Castle Crag are an eclectic mix of old well maintained homes and more modern houses that are designed to make the most of Castle Crag’s gorgeous harbour views.

This striking pink brick house had been purchased by the neighbours and was due for demolition. Instead of a knock-down-rebuild, the most common reason for a demolition, the new owners intended to use the vacant block of land to expand their garden and provide their home with stunning harbour views.

Although it had fallen into disrepair prior to demolition, the doomed house had some eye-catching design features such as vintage wall paper and coloured glass windows.