03 March, 2010

Mid Week House Snoop...Near the Sydney Harbour Shores.

This week we're close to Sydney's Harbour foreshore, in lovely Lavender Bay - Sydney. Here this majestic palatial & historic home - aptly named - 'Mercedes' is up for sale...
[image 1] view to the house from the rear-back- yard
[image 2]Phenomenal proximity to the city & view of Sydney's harbour from the level of the home
[image 3] entry Hall way & stair case; I love the use of dramatic paint colour & placement
[image 4] a contemporary open plan combined kitchen dining space give the historic home a real modern day live-able quality for families
[image 5] an elegant dramatic formal lounge room
[image 6] a traditional formal dining room - presented here with a modern twist - with use of Louis Ghost chairs by Phillipe Starck for Kartell honours the traditional & at the same brings in style of the 21st century.
[image 7] spacious upper level - leading to main bedroom
[image 8] Wrap-around timber decked verandahs against the historic looking stone exterior walls of the home amongst a lush lawn & well planted established garden - here up lit in the evening makes for a wonderful places to sit, relax & enjoy the vista!

[image 9] A real favourite of mine... a near level rear back yard with set in pool and flush sandstone border parameter.

Blurb from Agent: Belle Property via Domain.com.au

'Mercedes' - Gothic Revival Landmark
Lifestyle - Unquestionably one of Lavender Bay's most distinguished landmarks, this breathtaking Gothic Revival sandstone mansion has been lovingly restored and luxuriously modernised to meticulous standards. Proudly elevated on approx 1183sqm opposite harbourside Clark Park, it enjoys views across the harbour to the Bridge, city skyline and Walsh Bay. A peerless property of undeniable international stature, magnificent in its proportions and aesthetic appeal, it was built in 1885 by mining engineer James Thomas Atchison on land subdivided from the estate of James Milson Jnr. It enjoys one of the Lower North Shore's most vibrant and picturesque settings. Take a leisurely stroll to renowned Blues Point Rd or Kirribilli dining and the heart of the Nth Sydney centre, or be in the city in just 5 minutes.Accommodation - Surrounded by impeccably manicured level gardens with heated pool framed by Italian limestone, it retains every inch of its timeless grandeur and charm, with every conceivable modern convenience added for total comfort. Eight ensuite bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two powder rooms are within separate parents', children's and guest wings. Its master suite is palatial, encompassing a sitting area, a lavish Carrara marble ensuite with freestanding bath and custom-designed dressing roomFeatures - Its vast array of entertaining spaces makes it possible for the largest of families to live, work and entertain in privacy. Refined lounge and dining rooms provide a regal setting for formal entertaining, opening to a verandah. Expansive casual living space encompasses a fully integrated Poliform designer kitchen with Calacutta marble benches, Miele appointments and walk-in pantry. A recreation wing contains an office and gym room with mirrored walls and TV, while a stately library features a bar, walk-in cellar and adjoining conservatory for soaking up the northerly sun. An additional home cinema has its own kitchenette. Absolutely no detail has been overlooked and no expense spared in the creation of a home of timeless elegance and total luxury. Other details include lift access, double auto garage with level internal access, extra off-street parking, versatile utility room, air con and original features such as soaring ceilings, ornate leadlight windows, marble fireplaces, dark-stained timber floors, slate roof and gables.Inspection by appointment each Thursday and Saturday.Co-Agent: Leonarder Collins Luxury Homes, Jennine Leonarder-Collins

Images from Domain.com.au

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely romantic place ! Great pics you have got regarding it.. Interesting blog and right now I am following your blog now..

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