Positioned in a prestigious dress circle address on exclusive Curraghbeena Point, this remarkable light-filled home offers a blend of simple elegance with a stunning contemporary sophistication.
‘Toogara’ is a truly remarkable family residence and one of the finest gracing our harbour shores. With its’ sweeping views over the bay and North-Easterly aspect, it offers a commanding and exclusive position where incredible uninterrupted water views from Sirius Cove to the main harbour and Eastern suburbs dominate every angle and every mood.
Secluded from prestigious Raglan Street and the hustle and bustle of city life, this home is very much about peace, serenity and tranquillity. Imposing iron gates and a steep driveway protect the home from the street and offer a privacy and security which is often hard to find in suburban Sydney.
With the original home designed by James Peddle in 1917 and re-designed in early 2000 by David Liddy, it presents classic elegance over three palatial floors including self-contained accommodation if required. Complemented by a North-West facing courtyard and two North-East facing sun-drenched terraces which are paved in Pazotti tumbled ivory Travertine tiles and fitted with Art of Stone balustrades, the home is both spacious and versatile.
Celebrating the Hamptons style of symmetry and scale and always the entertainer, a selection of formal and informal spaces interact harmoniously. The foyer sweeps into a gracious formal lounge and elegant formal dining room.
The awe-inspiring lounge is wrapped in harbour views and is simply stunning with its’ high ceilings and large deep picture windows framing magnificent views of the harbour from Sirius Cove to the Eastern suburbs – truly captivating.
The formal dining room which can easily seat a table of 12, features a Louis XV1th ‘Plate’ style chimney with Calitzia limestone mantle, Jetmaster gas fire and Italian slate hearth.
On this level is a sitting room or library which flows through French doors to a magnificent private courtyard garden designed by Marcia Hosking. Painstakingly carved into the bedrock, it features a convict-hewn stone fountain, luscious irrigated gardens, and plenty of room for entertaining. The sitting room is again fitted with a Jetmaster gas fire complete with Calitzia limestone mantel and Italian slate hearth. A wall-mounted TV, shelving and Alabaster light fittings complement the room.
The recently refurbished kitchen is substantial in size and features a huge marble bench/breakfast bar, three ovens plus a warming drawer, 5 burner Miele gas hot plate, Miele dishwasher and integrated TV. Of course, as you would expect, the copious cupboards and soft close drawers, pull out pantry and appliance cupboard are all part of the package. Plenty of room to either sit at the bench and eat meals or use the additional space for a dining table if preferred. The kitchen flows out through French doors to a large tiled balcony complete with automatic retractable awning and a superb view of the harbour!
A large Queen-sized bedroom on this level has its’ own entrance and has been converted to accommodate the work from home convenience of an office.
The lavish parents’ retreat occupies the upper level of the home with a separate study/office, King-sized bedroom with a dramatic European Beech timber raked ceiling, his and hers walk-in robes, twin marble en-suite and a generous sun-drenched terrace with amazing water views. Here is another opportunity to sit and unwind at night and listen to the seals bark and the lions roar from nearby Taronga Zoo or simply watch the boats entering the harbour and enjoy the flickering night lights.
Blue Gum hardwood floors throughout, Italian light fittings, hand carved Blue Gum and Cedar staircase, Carrara marble and aged brass hardware all point to the fact that no expense has been spared to build a home of the highest quality.
Delivering enormous versatility within its footprint, the floorplan provides for separate guest or self-contained accommodation on the lower level with two King-sized bedrooms, a large bathroom plus kitchenette, generous laundry and a superb rumpus/family room which again dazzles with the Harbour views.
As to be expected the home comes with an abundance of features including video intercom, back to base alarm, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, heated bathroom floors and rails, electric Verusol and Silent Gliss blinds, oversized laundry with chute, extensive roof storage, three phase irrigation and garden/driveway lighting, large under house plant room with hand basin and WC plus a remote control double garage with additional storage and automatic security gates.
Combining postcard views, north-eastern sunlight and a world-class build, this meticulously crafted luxury home is peacefully elevated above Sirius Cove and discreetly positioned upon an exclusive Mosman peninsula.
Supremely convenient for city transport, a bus stop is literally footsteps from the front door or alternatively enjoy a short picturesque stroll to nearby ferry wharves. So close to the city yet a world away, here is an opportunity to explore the surrounding foreshore parkland, harbour beaches and walking trails to Taronga Zoo, Balmoral Beach and beyond from a world class setting.
If you are searching for a home with sumptuous privacy and exquisite detail. A home that not only calms you but captivates you, a home that has an aura of divine elegance and distinguished quietness, then ‘Toogara’ is for you - a hidden haven of luxury and an opportunity not to be missed.