Darling House 1842 | The Rocks, Sydney
Assisted Living Boutique Hotel
Dawes Point, named after William Dawes,
astronomer with the first fleet,
is the heart of Sydneys maritime history.
Joseph Henry Farris erected this Sandstone
Georgian neo-colonial residence in 1842.
It stands upon an original sandstone quarry
built from the blocks that were mined and carved there.
Darling house holds social, cultural & historical pride
being one of the single remaining
freestanding dwellings in the area.
Amongst rich history, Joseph’s wife Elizabeth,
commissioned an elaborate avery full of exotic birds.
These birds, both real and imagined,
became the inspiration for
many suites within Darling House.
Owl, Peafowl, Golden Pheasant, Hyacinth Macaw
to name a few, were drawn upon for
palette, artworks, upholstery and custom carpet
Within its grounds are 13 suits, common lounge areas,
communal & commercial kitchen, conservatory & gardens
This project required extensive research of
the period, furniture & fittings
to recreate an historically accurate house.