Converted Balmain pub used as set for popular TV series E Street up for sale
A converted pub used as a set in the iconic Australian television show E Street could be yours after it was listed for sale.
The property at 4a Stephen St was the backdrop for Patchett’s Pub in the soap opera. which ran from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It launched the careers of many renowned actors including Simon Baker, Marcus Graham, Toni Pearen and Penny Cook.
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Baker later went on to international fame, starring in The Mentalist for eight years. In 1993 he won the Logie for Most Popular New Talent for his role as Constable Sam Farrell in E Street.
One of Balmain’s earliest hotels, The Pacific Hotel was converted into two warehouse-style residences in 1997 and has views of the harbour and city skyline.
It was built in 1865 and was one of the region’s most popular watering holes.
It was reportedly known as the “Opera House” because a local woman used to regularly visit the hotel and sing songs with workers from the nearby Colgate-Palmolive factory.
Listing agent Peter Gordon of Cobden and Hayson-Balmain said although there had been a lot of interest due to its history, the property would suit a specific buyer.
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“It isn’t your generic home but there are a couple of really good buyers interested,” he said.
“There have been around four or five pubs that have sold as houses in the last few years.”
Mr Gordon said the guide was around $2.1 million, with original sandstone walls, pressed metal ceilings and three bedrooms just of the property’s features.
There is also a large cellar and rooftop terrace as well as the classic pub facade.
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