I live in Paddington and my daughter lives in Double Bay. It is not very far to walk and takes me about 35 minutes, to go down the gully my side and up the gully her side. The bottom of the gully is Trumper Park. Opposite the park is this exquisite Federation style house.
The squatness of the house is appealing, as is the fretwork. But what is the panel above the main door? It looks to be of embossed bronze. That could be a lotus seed, or it could be an ear of corn. I am tempted to think it is some sort of 'harvest' diorama - but we are in the middle of a city. My guess is the house was constructed between 1890 and 1910.