Built in 1890 this peaceful and private freestanding Victorian home is a true delight. Expansively proportioned over three easily accessible levels this large family home is a perfect fusion of old and new, where high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms, chandeliers, decorative arches, tessellated floor tiles and marble fireplaces are complemented by modern fixtures and fittings.
Exuding timeless period appeal and with the entertaining lifestyle in mind, there are plenty of large rooms and separate living areas - perfect for the growing family or even work from home requirements.
The invitingly large, modern & well- presented French Provincial kitchen boasts ample storage and bench space and is the centrepiece of the home. With its’ Calcutta marble island bench and abundance of cupboards, it also offers a Butlers double sink, 900mm width Ilve gas oven with 5 burner gas stove, integrated dishwasher, space for an integrated fridge, pantry, appliance cupboard and masses of storage – just perfect for the keen cook.
Designed for todays’ needs, the home offers five bedrooms, four with built-in wardrobes and two with en-suite bathrooms plus a further 2 bathrooms. Spanning across three levels, there is the perfect “nanny” or “guest” Queen-sized accommodation complete with en-suite on the lower level, along with a large laundry and an under-house wine cellar. The entry level of the home houses the King-sized Master bedroom with a marble en-suite, a Queen-sized bedroom plus a large family marble bathroom featuring a freestanding clawed bath and frameless glass shower. The upper level comprises two Queen-sized bedrooms, (one with a balcony offering Harbour Bridge glimpses), and these rooms are serviced by another large marble bathroom.
With a wide selection of formal and informal living options there are three separate living areas in which to entertain, including a formal dining room, a grand formal lounge and a large family room with balcony. If space is what you are after and you are bursting at the seams, then this home should adequately meet your needs. The sitting rooms are spacious and feature original fireplaces with marble mantle pieces and beautiful tessellated tiles. In addition, there are a further two stunning marble fireplaces located in the Master bedroom and the guest suite.
Steeped in history, character features include high ceilings and skirting boards, ceiling roses and chandeliers, Kauri pine floorboards, cedar plantation shutters, brass stair rods, carriage light fittings, stained glass windows, and plenty of fretwork. The charm and grandeur of this home is distinctly unique.
With Harbour Bridge views from the sun splashed landscaped gardens, there is plenty of room for al fresco dining and for the kids to play on the lawn at the rear. A large under house storage room and a garage with auto entry complete the picture.
Ideally designed with a busy family in mind, this is a low maintenance home offering a stylish haven of peace and seclusion. The residence is open and light-filled, benefiting from the large skylights perfectly placed throughout the home.
A home of this calibre is of course fitted with the modern conveniences of gas ducted floor heating, zoned integrated reverse cycle air conditioning, gas flame fire in the family room, back to base alarm, Foxtel and garden irrigation front and rear.
Flanking Forsyth Park and sports fields, the home is ideally located for immediate access to the City by bus, ferry or car, walking distance to North Sydney train station and CBD by the Ridge Street pedestrian overpass, along with only a five minute drive to Neutral Bay and Kirribilli cosmopolitan village shops. This home is positioned within the Neutral Bay public school catchment area and is of course conveniently placed close to St. Aloysius’ College, Loreto, Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney Girls High School, North Sydney Boys High School, Wenona School for Girls, North Sydney Demonstration School, Sceggs Redlands amongst other well-respected schools.
If you are looking for period grandeur melded with contemporary living then look no further – this is a happy marriage of old and new, and with its natural beauty of timber and its’ many original features, this is a home to warm your heart and a magical reminder of an enchanting era.
(Please note entry via Bent Street)