If you are after a stunning home with full access to the harbour at your door, then you are in luck. For the first time in 30 years, the former Robertsons Street Greenwich home of the well known Greenwich family – the Tierney family is for sale. It is located at 1846sqm with exceptional views from every vantage point. The property overlooks the Bay Street Wharl and the Greenwich Flying Squadron clubhouse. The house is on the market with Bernadette Hayes of Harbourline Real Estate.
Keith Teirney was club patron of the Greenwich Flying Squadron and a long-standing member. He first learned to sail at the club in 1936 and subsequently raced competitively in skiffs (12ft, VJs and 16ft skiffs) in various clubs around the harbour.
He later progressed to yachts, sailed his first Sydney to Hobart race in 1950 (and then completed 14 more).
Keith was born in Carlotta Street Greenwich and spent his childhood on the Lane Cove River.
He and his friends would provide the local GP with a steady supply of fish in return for a school sick note.
After years as a merchant seaman travelling the world, including picking up refugees from Shanghai in the late 1940s, Keith returned to set up a seafood wholesale business and married a beautiful Sydney University hockey blues, physiotherapist Judy.
Keith began sailing skiffs at the original Greenwich Sailing Club site while Judy picnicked on the river with their children.
Keith was instrumental in relocating the Greenwich Sailing Club to its current location.
As President, Keith and Judy invited parents of Greenwich Primary School to bring their kids to the club on Sundays to learn to sail. By the mid-1970’s it was a thriving community club.
Keith spent many active years at Middle Harbor Yacht Club including becoming Commodore, notching up numerous Hobart and offshore races and many charity sailing events.
During this period Keith and Judy built their dream home above the Bay Street wharf and Greenwich Flying Squadron. The house is equipped with a boat shed, pontoon and access to moored boats.
In their later years, Keith and Judy would sail every Wednesday night at the Greenwich Flying Squadron, Bay street, and when Keith’s sailing days were over he could still be seen setting the course each week for the twilight race.
Whenever estate agents would hopefully ask Keith if he was ready to sell, he would always say how do you “put a price on paradise”.
14 Robertson Street Greenwich
This 1846sqm street-to-waterfront landholding on Greenwich Peninsula offers the very finest in architecturally designed harbourside luxury, the like of which is rarely seen.
- Exceptional views from almost every vantage point
- Series of private terraces for entertaining or just watching the world go by
- Full access to Sydney Harbour from your back door
- Inclinator to private boatshed, jetty and concrete pontoon
- Oversize bedrooms with private balconies
- Open plan living and dining with spacious formal and informal areas
- Beautifully tended landscaped gardens with plenty of flat areas for waterside soirees; saltwater pool
- Huge double LUG with storeroom, potential to add nanny accommodation or teenage retreat above
- Gated direct vehicular rear lane access from Bay Street Wharf to private boat shed and sandy beach
- Overlooking Bay Street Wharf and Greenwich Flying Squadron for ferry access to city, North Sydney and twilight sailing
Full Property Details can be found here.
A full story on Keith’s career on the water can be found here.