Gartner Rose is delighted to announce the successful completion of Lower
Fort St, Millers Point.
This magnificent sandstone residence began life in 1842 as the Young
Princess Hotel, a local landmark in Millers Point (The Rocks). At some
point in its life, it became the "Whalers Arms Hotel", initially
servicing, as the name suggests, the whaling community.
During the mid twentieth century it was converted into a general store,
before being abandoned and left to deteriorate, helped by squatters who
took up residence.
In 2006 the Department of Housing granted a private client a 99 year
residential lease on the condition that the property was meticulously
restored in line with its heritage.
Gartner Rose had just completed another residential project for this
client in Glebe and the success of the project was such that Gartner Rose
was appointed to rebuild Lower Fort Street.
Restoration included the stripping and rebuilding the entire interior of
the four story building and repairing and re-pointing all the external
stone. Original balconies were reconstructed, the chimneys were rebuilt
and the roof rebuilt and re-slated.
The interior of the building was completed to the highest prestige
The result is a magnificent home finished to the highest levels of
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