This $11 million Sydney home for sale takes the biscuit

That's a lot of TimTams! Sydney home built for one of the famous Arnott’s Biscuits family is for sale for $11 million.

Residz Team 3 min read

Cover image for This $11 million Sydney home for sale takes the biscuit

If you can crunch the numbers to come up with $11 million and want to get your teeth into a slice of history, this delicious Sydney home built for one of the famous Arnott’s Biscuits family is for sale.

Dr Halse Arnott was the youngest son of William Arnott, the founder of Arnott’s Biscuits, and his second wife Margaret Fleming. 70 Burns Road Wahroonga home was built in the 1930s for their family but they’d first lived in Bulwarra, an 1870s stone mansion in Hunters Hill (also once owned by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton).  

After studying medicine and chemistry, Halse was involved in the management of Arnott’s and served as chairman from 1947 until 1961. Some of Arnott’s best known brands are Monte Carlos, SAOs, Tim Tams, and Iced VoVos. Although still made in Australia, the biscuits’ brand is now a subsidiary of American investment company KKR.

Grand Georgian estate

The Wahroonga home at 70 Burns Road is described by real estate listing agent Di Jones as a grand Georgian estate. It’s set on three lots totalling 5465 sqm of ‘magnificent park-like level grounds.’

Designed by architect William Richardson, the elegant 5-bedroom double brick home has a stately entrance hallway, grand banquet-sized dining room and formal lounge, and private guest quarters.

Using Residz to go deeper

Going deeper than the property listing (by typing the address into Residz property research) we can see the property last sold in 2010 for $5.6 million. Checking out the address’s bushfire risk we can see that 70 Burns Road has a low risk of bushfire.

Residz also tells us it’s just under 15 km to the coast.

Internet speeds are excellent, in this part of Wahroonga it’s Download 1000 Mbps / Upload 400 Mbps.

Average age for the people in Wahroonga is 46, with a typical household size of 3.4.

And, on our Investability Index, the investability score for Wahroonga is 90 out of 100, well above the NSW state average of 59 out of 100.  This is an area known for its high income residents and high house prices.

A Residz property report also tells us information about local development applications, the HSC results rankings of local schools, and crime rate trends.

So what else is included at 70 Burns Road?

Incredibly there’s a full-size synthetic grass tennis court and a pavilion complete with kitchen and pizza oven. And one of the key drawcards will be the  potential to build on the third vacant block which measures approx. 1605sqm.

Other features include:

• Granite and gas kitchen with butler's pantry or 2nd kitchen for long-stay guests

• Ilve 900mm gas cooker, double dishwashers.

• Wood-burning fireplace in the formal lounge.

• Master suite with walk-in robe, pool-view balcony and ensuite with his/her vanity

• Separate home office plus an additional study/home office.

• Hardwood floors, ducted gas heating and ducted reverse cycle air conditioning.

• Sitting room with fireplace, concealed wet bar and 800-bottle wine cellar.

• Three bathrooms plus powder room, double garage and storeroom.

• Walk to station, Wahroonga PS and easy access to the village and elite schools.

The property is listed by Di Jones Real Estate on Residz. Image: Di Jones listing.


Residz can help buyers and sellers reduce the stress:

  • If you’re considering purchasing or renting a house, make sure you download our free property report for that address. We have 12 million addresses in our database, with every report offering information on internet speeds, crime trends, bushfire and flood risks, investability scores and a whole lot more.
  • Would you like to sell your home and connect with home buyers willing to pay your dream price? Residz has the solution, for zero dollars. Put a DreamPrice on your home to test interest. Read about DreamPrice(™) here.