Even the contemporary kitchen has an old-world feelPerched high on a Paddington ridge line and gazing from the CBD to a distant southern border, 198 Latrobe Tce Paddington has all that buyers love about this suburb’s historic homes … and then some.The homestead is on a 629sq m two-titled block that fronts one of our city’s best known streets, so it’s a short stroll to great coffee, boutique shopping and antiques. Wrought iron frames the outlookThe house itself is two levels of ‘timber and tin’ with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal and informal living, as well as verandas and patios.There’s a two-car garage plus off-street parking for another four cars.Marketing agent at Place Paddington, Tim Douglas, says the property is irreplaceable.“It’s a classic, original colonial built in 1886 and was an original Paddington home.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenmichelle 18 March05:49Mr Douglas says the dwelling was once a local farm house with its associated land holding being subdivided over the past century or so.He said the original owners would be amazed to see what’s become of their property and suburb.“They didn’t know they were going to get this incredible position and the city views this home’s now got.“It’s one of the best spots going around — there’s no doubt about that.” Informal living, spectacular vistaAnd don’t be concerned about the view of the CBD being built out one day — the sellers have ensured it will never happen.“They actually owned and bought the house next door and put the volumetric easement on that land so that no one can build past or over that allotment.“We just did that recently for this sale so this house can maintain its view.” The owners have found a way to protect this view foreverMr Douglas said the sellers will be sorry to leave the home, but with family in both Sydney and Brisbane splitting their time between the two cities, it’s time to downsize and let the next owner add to the home’s history.