A loooong time ago.
Well not that long but anyway, years ago when I was just a evil teenager my family and I used to rent on the shores of Quakers Hat Bay at Mosman. The house was nice although completely riddled with damp and the setting was lovely. Fast forward 17 odd years and the area is still lovely but our old house has since been ripped down and replaced with something that's, well, not riddled with damp. And that's all I'm going to say about that.
10 Bay Street, Mosman NSW
Like a lot of the high end properties in Australia, this next one has been on the market for an age. I don't want to speculate on price although I have heard that price expectations on this place are pretty high, certainly in the 8 figure range (not including cents kids) but considering this is apparently Mosman's largest waterfront land holding (a massive 5154 sqm) that is understandable. One thing that jumps out at me from this listing is this "There is potential to further capitalise on the unusually generous land, with DA approved plans for construction of a magnificent new three-storey luxury residence designed by esteemed architects Dods and Zuccon". What? I haven't seen the plans so cannot comment but from what I've seen of the existing house, to tear it down would be a crime to which Mrs C says NO!
Why would anyone want to tear this down???