An architecturally assertive design brings enduring style and enhanced livability to life on the river in this tri-level, renovated home situated in Fig Tree Pocket’s highly desired waterfront precinct. Certainly, a sprawling riverside terrace, plentiful views, a wine bar and a mix of living and entertainment areas bring myriad lifestyle choices to the property which is as well suited to the high flying executive as it is to a growing family.
Throughout the house, enduring architectural style brings a timeless, contemporary edge which sees soaring clean lines and sweeping curves combined with plentiful glass, raked timber ceilings and atmospheric lighting. Though the overall design is architecturally complex, understated finishes and a neutral palette ensure it is still the riverfront views that remain front and centre, with walls of glass making the most of the panorama. Originally constructed by a renowned builder as his own, personal residence, the house incorporates a high quality construction, and now, having been judiciously renovated, also showcases an updated feel that works in so well with the original style.
As such, a central hall runs throughout the home, with its dual height ceiling canopied by a skylight which spans some seven metres in length and bathes the whole centre of the home in natural light. Formal and casual living areas are situated either side, with the formal spaces denoted by quality carpeting, a sandstone-clad fireplace and soaring ceilings, while the casual zone boasts sandstone floors and direct access to the adjacent vergola-covered terrace. The newly installed kitchen has been finished with statement-making navy cabinetry, European appliances and an impressive Calacatta marble island bench that seats four.
Downstairs, the lower level brings further entertainment options in the form of an expansive family and media room along with a wet bar and humidified wine cellar that holds over 5,000 bottles. There is also a powder room and fireplace. Finally, the uppermost level provides space for three bedrooms, along with the family bathroom and a study/playroom. The master suite is located on the main floor, where direct access to the terrace gives river views, while the sleek marble ensuite and dressing room ensures an indulgent escape. Outside, the North East facing 1060m2 block is fully privatised from the street, with the rear yard a gently sloping lawn to the water’s edge.
A visually exciting canvas supported by quality fittings and finishes, architectural style and a beautiful riverfront position ensures this property is not only a great buy, but a potentially stunning family home.