21 July, 2010

Mid Week House Snoop...Sydney's Lower North Shore at Northwood.

Having just watched a few 'new' eps of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' where they were all finishing up their 'summers' in the Hamptons' - my thoughts were firmly with the homes and sprawling grounds that they showcase on this far flung reality program that I am hideously addicted to! So now you know where my 'thoughts' have been, and of course my love of the Hampton's-style - I came across this beautiful home for Palatial Living's 'Mid Week House Snoop' located in Northwood [an idyllic suburb sandwiched between Longueville & Greenwich] on Sydney's Lower North Shore. I don't usually post as many images in one post but this home commands you see it from as many angles as possible it's historically & contemporar-ily Palatial! Enjoy x

[above] historic Federation frontage appeal with wrap around verandahs, fretwork and large sandstone block work - teamed with manicured box hedge borders. 
[above] an enviable seated view to the city skyline from the front verandah
[above] expansive verandah width accommodates for lounge seating and outdoor dining.
[above] Sydney city skyline view at dusk from the house
[above] a magnificent wine cellar - I'm not sure how many dinner parties this could last!
[above] light & airy for the main living & dining space - which is part of the more recent addition to the home.

  [above] glass panel fencing allows this generous lap pool appear more endless & inviting

[above & below] the stunning recent rear addition to the home designed by Kim Crestani of Order Architects

Agent's Blurb - McGrath Real Estate...
NORTHWOOD NSW 70 Northwood Road

Tailor made for all aspects of family life, ‘Aishling’ c1911 is a classic Federation residence enhanced by a Kim Crestani designed rear extension. Boasting plentiful space for both adults and children, it’s on 1,315sqm a stroll to ferry and bus transport.

  • Formal living and dining with bay window and city views
  • Drawing room opens to the front verandah, large wine cellar
  • Skylit gas kitchen with marble island, European appliances
  • Open plan family dining and living, bi-folds to the outdoors
  • Idyllic entertainers’ terrace beside a heated swimming pool
  • Lavish master bedroom with walk-through robe, deluxe ensuite
  • Sumptuous bathrooms with luxurious finishes and heated floors
  • Soaring ornate ceilings, original timberwork, wood fireplaces
  • Underfloor heating plus central heating and air conditioning
  • Child-friendly established garden, garage with car turntable

Images via Domain.com.au & McGrath Real Estate

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