North Shore Real Estate

Margaret and Allan Fozzard at their Wahroonga dwelling. Image: John Appleyard


Allan and Margaret Fozzard are solely the third homeowners of this well-known Wahroonga landmark.

Generally known as The Eyrie, which suggests ‘an eagle’s nest perched on excessive’, they may have owned 88 Fox Valley Rd, for 34 years this April.

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However in all probability, given the power of the higher north shore property market, the couple can have handed the keys over to the house’s subsequent custodian.

Alex Minton, of McGrath Wahroonga, is taking the property to public sale on March 13, with a worth information of $2.75 million.

The five-bedroom c1912 Federation bungalow is about on 2122sqm of great gardens, the couple’s delight and pleasure.

88 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga.


The property is situated near the village retailers, Warrawee Station, native bus providers and the Sydney Adventist Hospital, and was initially constructed by William Lewis.

There’s a park reverse generally known as William Lewis Park, which was beforehand an space owned by the Lewis household, that was donated to Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council as a park and accordingly named after him.


Mr Fozzard stated that they had moved to Wahroonga greater than 30 years in the past as they needed to be nearer to Pymble Girls Faculty, the place their daughters have been attending college.

He remembered that discovering an acceptable five-bedroom home to accommodate their household of six, was not really easy again then.

“In 1987 discovering such a house was like discovering a needle in a haystack as they have been very laborious to search out,” he stated.

“We noticed 88 Fox Valley Street, Wahroonga at a time when Margaret thought she had run out of choices. She fell in love with it as she felt she may make it in to a fantastic household dwelling, which given no limits, she did.”


The couple spent three months renovating the house earlier than they moved in, including a brand new kitchen, new carpet, wallpaper and bogs.

The entire decrease floor flooring, beforehand sandstone exterior and inside brick partitions with concrete flooring have been lined and tiled, and a few areas of the roof rebuilt. An ensuite and dressing room with wardrobes have been added to the primary bed room.

“The Eyrie suited our fast six member household ideally,” Mr Fozzard stated.

“With our prolonged household now of eighteen it could possibly nonetheless comfortably accommodate them for particular days, birthdays, Easter and Christmas and different events. We see no purpose why the same household wouldn’t get pleasure from its atmosphere.”


There have been two weddings on the dwelling through the years in addition to numerous features and gatherings for the VIEW Membership, Probus Group and PLC. When the bushes have been shorter within the backyard they might see the fireworks and the Harbour Bridge.

Mr Fozzard stated they might take loads of reminiscences with them, however their greatest was one of many easiest.

“The enjoyment of a giant spacious dwelling along with a stunning backyard which shines with flowers within the spring,” he stated.

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