This stunningly presented 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is located in the exclusive “Lavender Terraces” complex. This very special property is actually a “double” terrace – yes two homes in one. The end result is a sophisticated, classic modern, low-maintenance, well-planned and executed family home. Entering from Walker Street, this is a quality home in a unique and coveted development.
Offering that rare combination of spectacular Main Harbour, Bridge and City views with a northerly aspect bathed in sunshine. This elegant light-filled residence is perfect for executive families of all ages or the ultimate downsizing home for empty nesters looking for luxurious accommodation for visiting guests and family. With the stunning views of the Harbour Bridge on arrival and stepping through the beautiful Parterre courtyard to the front door, you just know that you are in for a wonderful surprise.
Just a short stroll to Sydney’s Harbour foreshores, North Sydney CBD, train station, McMahons Point cafes and restaurants and of course the iconic Olympic Pool and Luna Park - location is key for this property. Leave the car at home in one of the two double garages offered with the home – yes parking for 4 cars is on title – unheard of in this enclave, so close to the City and North Sydney. Enjoy a leisurely ferry ride to the City for work or quick door to door train travel if speed is of the essence. Either way the parking cops will be mightily disappointed that your car is parked and secure all day! In addition there are 4 secure visitor spaces in the complex.
The home was fully renovated a few years ago by the current owners with fresh contemporary interiors offering sophisticated family living at its best. Every room in this immaculate home received a complete make-over and that includes spotted gum cabinetry and flooring, raising the ceilings and incorporating shadow-line, upgrading kitchen and bathrooms and installing eye-catching doors and balustrades.
A brand new entertainer’s kitchen is the centrepiece of the home. Quite simply it is huge. This spacious kitchen is ideal for the culinary expert, with an abundance of cupboard space, soft-closing Blum drawers, massive granite island bench with a large breakfast bar and glass splash backs, dual sinks with hose, integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer, Pyrolytic self-cleaning oven, convection microwave oven, Barazza 5 burner gas cooktop, Miele integrated dishwasher, integrated cocktail bar, Vintec wine fridge and drawers, drawers, drawers! The walk-in pantry/Butlers kitchen is the icing on the cake – it is generous in size and hugely practical. Food preparation can be done here when entertaining and then the door can be slid closed discreetly to hide the mess! If you have ever been frustrated at the lack of work-top space and lack of functionality in your current kitchen, then look no more. This is the kitchen that is!
The free-flowing kitchen and family room features oversized Italian tiles on the floors and the rooms flow seamlessly to the totally private and paved courtyard garden with gas connections and external sound system – offering an ideal space for year round al fresco entertaining.
A formal lounge and separate formal dining room also occupy the entry level of the home. They are separated from the family/kitchen area by a very unique huge timber top- slung sliding door. Access to the rear courtyard is also available through the dining room. The lounge is fitted with a wall-mounted plasma tv and all the necessary AV equipment. The main laundry and powder room are located adjacent and give secure access to the garage beneath.
All floors on the ground level are heated throughout.
The contemporary light-filled interiors are casual and inviting offering excellent separation areas throughout the home including two additional large lounge areas for parents and teenagers or guests.
There are 4 King-sized bedrooms in the home including the master suite. On the first level, there are three bedrooms, two that share an ensuite with bath and separate shower, and all come complete with built-in robes and timber floors. Harbour Bridge views can be had from bedroom 2 which also features a north east entertaining balcony offering stunning Bridge views. A large lounge is also on this level complete with TV – great for the teenagers – and the balcony again captures great views of The Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. An additional laundry/bathroom is also on this level, which can easily be converted back to a full bathroom if required. Clever use of skylight windows allows the light to bounce through all the rooms and Silent Gliss blinds are fitted throughout. In fact the entire house is bathed in light – unusual for a terrace.
On the second level is the deluxe master suite which is a true parents retreat occupying the entire penthouse level. It comes complete with timber floors, a large private lounge, entertaining balcony, walk-through robe, additional robes and full en-suite. Of course the piece de resistance is that this gem also offers stunning views of The Harbour Bridge. What more could you want?
All 4 bathrooms have heated rails and mirrored cabinetry. There is also an additional powder room on the entry level for guests.
The complex is pet-friendly – which is a huge plus for downsizers with the old family pet!
There is storage in abundance throughout the home including vast built-ins in all bedrooms and plenty of discreet cabinetry. Any opportunity to install storage has been utilised – at last, a home that can actually cater for the needs of a family!! In addition, the two double garages easily accommodate additional storage.
For the wine connoisseur in the family there is a very generous wine cellar in the garage area – superb conditions for storing wine and plenty of room for those vintage bottles and/or cases if required.
A home of this calibre has all the latest technology of course -Video intercom and fingerprint Bio-lock recognition for added security and perfect for those long trips away, zoned reverse-cycle air conditioning throughout, integrated zoned Sonos sound system, Back to base pet-friendly alarm, Foxtel and Broadband and NEC phone system for intercom connectivity throughout the home. Secure internal access to the lock up garage and wine cellar are a huge plus. There are even Crim-safe screen doors front and rear to allow you to enjoy cross-ventilation day or night.
If you are looking for a high quality low-maintenance lock- up and leave luxurious home with all the bells and whistles, offering plenty of spacious accommodation with good separation areas to accommodate teenagers or guests, then look no further – this certainly is the jewel in the crown. Homes of this calibre that have been well-planned and executed are few and far between and give an offering that is rarely found.