historic home in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia

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Geographical coordinates: -33.8702 151.2282


English Boomerang, Elizabeth Bay

Boomerang is a heritage-listed private house and garden located at 42 Billyard Avenue in the inner eastern Sydney suburb of Elizabeth Bay, in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The house was designed by Neville Hampson and the gardens and grounds by Max Shelley (and possibly Hampson and A. J. Doust), and built from 1926 to 1928.

The first owner was Frank Albert, a music publisher, who resided at Boomerang until his death in 1962. The house remained closed with a caretaker until 1978. From 1978-96 a range of owners bought and subdivided it, creating lots to the east on Ithaca Gardens, and part was acquired by Sydney City Council to extend Beare Park to avert an unsympathetic proposed block of flats to its north-east.Boomerang was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The house has been ranked as one of the most expensive houses in Sydney.The house was used as a set for the film Mission: Impossible 2. In 2011 the garden was redesigned by Myles Baldwin.

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