Landmark property, secluded yet fully connected
Completely concealed from the road on an impressive 9492sqm (2.3 acres), this grand residence captures the heart and soul of a romanticised way of life. With an elevated position and sweeping vistas across the district to the ocean, there is no denying the natural beauty of its setting.
Conceived as a luxury retreat with a country ambience and every extra, the full brick home enjoys the rare combination of seclusion and convenience. The beaches are an easy drive away, the bus is at the door and the thriving hubs of Belrose and Frenchs Forest with their excellent shopping, cafes, schools and near the new hospital are within quick reach.
The gracious homestead-style residence is substantial, spilling over three expansive levels with grandly proportioned rooms and a clever entertaining and family-focused floor plan. It includes a separate self-contained studio plus something that would be impossible to replicate today – a twelve car showroom style garage.
Wrapped in deep verandahs, the residence possesses an effortless flow between inside and out with many of its rooms spilling out to the verandahs. A superb formal lounge rests under soaring ceilings and features an expansive wall of glass from which to enjoy the views. Next door is the banquet-sized dining sized for large scale family gatherings or dinner parties.
Casual zones adjoin the warm and inviting country style kitchen with island bench and Miele appliances including a gas cooktop. Downstairs is a vast billiard/games room with wet bar, adjoining cellar and library nook. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include a large pool and spa and north/south tennis court with cabana.
The bedrooms have been cleverly created in wings and include a lower level immense master wing with dual sitting areas, fireplace, spa ensuite, walk-in robe and dressing room adjoined by a second bedroom suite with ensuite. Upstairs are two large wings, both identical with two bedrooms in each plus a sitting/study area and ensuite bathrooms. A teenage retreat or library area is centrally placed over-looking the grand double-height entry foyer.
A wealth of extras includes a home office with built-in shelving, ducted a/c, a powder room, commercial-sized laundry, abundant storage, gated and secure entry and ample parking for guests. This is an extremely rare opportunity for the luxury buyer looking for prestige, position and quality.