“ Toogara” is a truly elegant home and one of the finest gracing our harbour shores. With sweeping panoramic views from Sirius Cove to the Eastern Suburbs this really is a Pearl in Paradise.
Built on the site of what was fondly called The Monk House, after the original owner Cyril Monk, and with only 2 walls of the original 100 year old property being retained, this house was carefully and meticulously rebuilt into a stunning home.
Secluded from prestigious Raglan Street and the hustle and bustle of city life, this home is very much about peace, privacy and tranquillity. It is obvious that no expense has been spared to rebuild a magnificent home of magnificent proportions.
An aura of tranquillity pervades this home and from the moment you step inside you just know that you are going to be impressed. From the large entry foyer with its stunning Italian light fittings, to the massive height of the ceilings , the blue gum floors, hand carved staircase and Carrara marble finishes – attention to detail is at its finest.
It is so wonderful to see a meeting of the minds between the owners and the architect David Liddy, which is the only way you can create a home of sheer elegance, beauty and passion.
Huge picture windows show off the Harbour in all its magnificence but the interiors are nothing less than a chocolate box – full of luxuries that beckon you, in fact they are just as captivating as the views.
The home is built over three levels and offers multiple entertaining rooms such as the Formal Dining Room, 2 lounge rooms and a library/ sitting room.
By painstakingly carving into the bedrock, a magical north-facing private picturesque courtyard designed by renowned landscape architect, Marcia Hosking is also yours to relax in.
Designed with the chef in mind the huge kitchen on the entry level, would be an absolute pleasure to cook in. It is a veritable feast –Huge Stone Italiana bench, 5 burner gas hot plate, double oven, steam oven, warming drawer, integrated dishwasher, Blum soft closing drawers, pull out pantry and copious cupboards.
There is also a second kitchen on the lower floor which offers the opportunity for self-contained accommodation – maybe for the grandparent or the university student or maybe just for some lucky guests!
On the upper level is the Master retreat and what a lavish retreat this is. His and Her walk-in robes, massive ensuite with double basins and huge shower, a study, and a grand bedroom flowing out to the amazing views – yes a great opportunity to unwind at night with a glass of wine and listening to the sounds of nature.
On the lower level is a large wine cellar, kitchenette, massive laundry, two queen-sized bedrooms with built ins and another massive entertaining room with that wow factor yet again – the dynamic views.
As you would expect, the home comes with everything – Video intercom, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, back to base alarm, heated bathroom floors and towel rails at every level, electric Silent Gliss blinds, laundry chute, double garaging with extensive roof storage and automatic security gates.
If you are searching for a very, very special home of magnificent proportions and exquisite detail then you need to view Toogara – a Pearl in Paradise. Please call Kate Galetto to arrange a private viewing.
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