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BUILT in 1834 by the Colonial Treasurer, Campbell Drummond Riddell, Lindesay was the first house on Darling Point and the first in NSW to be designed in the Gothic Revival style.

It was named after Sir Patrick Lindesay, a colonial administrator and naturalist. Lindesay was subsequently owned by a sucession of influential people until 1963 when it was presented to the National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) by its then owner, Walter Pye, to be preserved for future generations.

The interior of the two-storey-plus-basement villa is predominantly in the Georgian style, although the white marble chimney-piece in the drawing room is in the Louis X1V style. The villa was added to and adapted over the years and contains many items of Australian colonial and English furniture, furnishings and artworks.

Lindesay is open to the public for inspection every first Thursday from 10am to 1pm.