Welcome to Elizabeth Gardens

A Landmark Mid-Century Classic overlooking Rushcutters Bay


About Us

Elizabeth Gardens is a company title apartment building located at Holdsworth Avenue, Elizabeth Bay. The building is perched on the escarpment overlooking Rushcutters Bay Park, offering inspiring views of the Rushcutters Bay Marina, home of the Cruising Yacht Club, and the greenery of the parkland.

The building sits adjacent to Holdsworth Stairs, which lead directly into arguably Sydney’s finest harbourside park and all that it provides – playing fields, cafes, tennis courts, and an outdoor workout facility. It’s just a short stroll across the park to the Edgecliff Centre, with its supermarkets, banks, and specialty shops. The residents of Elizabeth Gardens can also enjoy the “village” feel of the welcoming neighbourhood of Elizabeth Bay Road with its smart cafes and shops as well as the nearby bustling precinct of Potts Point’s thriving Macleay Street and the weekend Kings Cross markets. The building offers the perfect blend of tranquil parkside living, yet minutes to all of the action.


Elizabeth Gardens was built in 1958 of solid brick in the “international” or modernist mid-century style and was designed by pivotal early modernist architect Hugo Stossel in 1955 and opened to occupants in 1959.

Arriving in Sydney in 1938 just ahead of the outbreak of WWII, Hungarian-born, Viennese-educated Stossel already had extensive European experience with a large theatre and several office blocks in Vienna and Bucharest to his credit.

The Building

The building’s ground floor has an entry foyer, a separate communal laundry – both recently refurbished – as well as a large storage area with allocated space for each unit. A lift takes you to the remaining seven stories which house 33 units.

There are 12 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units, and two three bedroom units. Units facing Rushcutters Bay have balconies while most units facing Holdsworth Avenue have urban views. The common areas of the building and the car park have full security, with 24/7 CCTV, letterboxes with high-security cam locks, a colour video digital intercom to each unit and security unit-specific off-street parking.

The broad demographic of residents promotes a friendly, tolerant living environment. Quality tenants, astute investors, and long-term home owners make Elizabeth Gardens a most desirable apartment block in a sought-after neighborhood. Recent sales in this tightly-held building have resulted in outstanding market results.


Elizabeth Gardens is just over two kms east of Sydney’s CBD, adjacent to Potts Point/Kings Cross with Garden Island Naval Base close by. One of Sydney’s most densely populated suburbs, this picturesque enclave was named in honour of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife Elizabeth, and was originally known by the Aboriginal name “Yarrandabby”.

Kings Cross train station is just a ten-minute walk from Elizabeth Bay and from there it’s one stop on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line to Martin Place and the CBD, and two stops to Bondi Junction. You can also catch the 311 bus on the Elizabeth Bay Road loop, which will take you into the city and The Rocks or, in the other direction, to Railway Square/Central Station.