The Tatler Pick: This Fabulous Townhouse In The Heart Of Sydney

Travel

February 16, 2017 | BY Karishma Tulsidas

Like home, but better.

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Tired of impersonal hotels? Or the thought of scrolling through countless Airbnb properties to find the perfect vacation villa is causing you to break out in cold sweat? Going on holiday should not be a chore. Luxury destination club Afini has heard your tales of woe. It provides you access to magnificent properties around the world, including ultra-luxe private residences and a handful of iconic hotels.

Our top pick? This 17th-century neo-Gothic townhouse in the heart of metropolitan Sydney. Built in 1851, it retains historical fixtures including original European chandeliers and ceiling arches, juxtaposed with modern design elements. Old world antiques such as a juju feather chieftain’s hat from Cameroon are just some of the personalised touches that give you an insight into the homeowner’s refined taste. And did we mention that it opens up to a scenic panorama of the Sydney Harbour? 

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Home Away From Home
$8,888 The price of an introductory membership to Afini, allowing you access to a curated list of luxurious properties around the world as well as personalised concierge service 
No. 25 The number of luxury properties Afini currently has in its portfolio 
20 The years of experience its founder, Singapore-based John Blanco, has in
the hospitality industry