Auction Location: On-Site.
Without compare or compromise, this magnificent, ultra-private residential estate is one of Clayfield’s finest properties and presents the ultimate resort-inspired lifestyle in a most exclusive locale. Spread across a single luxurious level, the layout of this stately family home encompasses a spectacular inground pool, spa and alfresco entertaining pavilion set amidst exquisitely landscaped surroundings.
Featuring a high-end, purpose-built showroom with office and self-contained accommodation, a championship sized floodlit tennis court, 3-4 metre high privacy inducing hedges framing the property’s perimeter, comprehensive security and an unbeatable level of versatility and nearby amenity, the rewards are many.
Extensively renovated over some six years, the resultant design and impeccable level of finishes is a credit to the current owners. Continuing the colour, textural and stylistic themes and maintaining the equivalent quality of inclusions throughout, produced is a result that declares an elevated standard and a commitment to preserving the sophistication of the architecture and the prestige of this very special setting. Extensive travertine surfaces, timber batten highlights, dark charcoal, light stone and spotted gum finishes can be seen both inside and out.
Little is given away from the street entrance. A high brick wall with tall, dense shrubs behind, a visitor’s gatehouse and the driveway gate entrance are monitored and managed by security keypad, remote control or via the home’s smart viewing system.
Opening to a long driveway, the house is set to the rear of the allotment and to the right is the competition sized tennis court, a perfectly oriented, north-south court with synthetic grass surface, viewers seating area and LED lighting providing instant illumination for night-time matches. There is parking for multiple vehicles off-street in designated parking bays and under covered car accommodation areas.
Via a portico, through a broad, solid entry door and into the home’s stunning central walkway, the residence divides into two parts. Your vision is drawn forwards to the pool area with its crystal-clear blue water; the balustrades and clear glass sliding door openings welcoming loads of natural light and enabling you to remain connected to those within the living and recreation areas.
To the air-conditioned showroom on your left, imagine housing your valuable rare car collection (large enough for 5+ vehicles,) facilitating art or Pilates lessons in your own exclusive studio, designing fashion articles or turning this enormous space with its charcoal gloss porcelain tiles and vaulted ceiling into a fully-fledged, large-scale games, gym and entertainment destination. Manage your busy day in the executive office and accommodate guests or extended family in the fully self-contained accommodation suite.
The home’s main family living areas commence to the right of the walkway. Smooth and durable Brazilian Teak floors carry through the casual lounge, kitchen, dining, family rumpus and the formal living room and media area. Versatile, open and flowing and with extraordinary levels of storage and cleverly designed, sleek cabinetry styling, everything will have a place.
Whether hosting a couple or a couple of hundred, the options for outdoor entertaining are superb. The poolside pavilion and courtyard with outdoor kitchen and built-in barbecue with rotisserie set in Black Galaxy granite and a ducted Condor exhaust extraction hood offers stylish all season dining in beautifully relaxing surroundings. A terrace on the north facing side of the residence and accessed from the formal rooms is covered overhead by a vaulted Vergola opening roof and overlooks the tennis court. Level grassed lawns and quiet spots to sit and bask in the tranquillity are yours to enjoy.
Cooking up a feast in the chef inspired kitchen will be as easy as can be, thanks to an extensive range of Miele appliances. Two full sized ovens, steam oven and microwave plus three combi natural gas hobs plus a three-zone induction cooktop provide functional applications for all occasions while a ducted, wide Qasair rangehood, two separate sink stations and an Asko dishwasher look after the tidying up. With stone breakfast bar servery and stainless-steel food preparation surfaces, small appliance and cooktop surrounds, this commercially inspired galley set up is styled in shades of white and deep steel blue with a stylish smoky mirrored splashback. Behind the kitchen a large walk-in butler’s pantry offers full height storage with room for an additional fridge, freezer or wine fridge.
Built in approximately 1981, this residence is modern, roomy, fresh and light. The formal living and media room has a gas fireplace with an ivory-coloured stone surround. With advanced Dahua video surveillance installed, currently with seven cameras but fully upgradeable, a Paradox alarm system, Cat 6 wired data cabling, Ubiquiti wireless internet and high-quality RG6 audio-visual cabling, this home sees the inclusion of advanced high tech in the domestic setting. Air-conditioned throughout, 2 x fully ducted 12.9kW Panasonic systems with Advantage Air controllers cool the house, while split systems individually cool the garage, gym, office and guest wing.
In the main accommodation sections there are six built-in bedrooms, three of which are ensuited. To suit the largest family or to provide additional guest accommodation, private study spaces, a library or even a sewing room, the generous proportions are sure to delight, whatever your requirements. A separate bathroom or central powder room is situated near to the main living areas.
The voluminous master suite is an indulgent parent’s retreat with restful lounge and reading area, high ceilings and opens to both a garden facing sundeck and pool and spa fronting terrace. Featuring a large walk-in dressing room with dark woodgrain joinery, a deluxe, marble look tiled ensuite with skylight, dual Villeroy and Boch undermount basins set within a spotted gum vanity, integrated makeup lightboxes and mirrored cabinetry, a walk-in rain shower and exclusive Grohe tapware, the attention to detail is evident. With fittings and fixtures consistent to all bathrooms, a variation on the colour themes with tiles in shades of whites and contrasting greys, maintain an element of luxury.
With the very large laundry featuring stone benchtops, hanging rail and overhead cupboards, under bench appliance spaces and ample linen and laundry storage cabinets and a drying courtyard right outside, getting these must-do chores done just became a whole lot easier.
Outdoors, where you’ll be spending much of your time, is neat and orderly, with walkways leading to storage lockers and cupboards that hold pool, garden and sporting equipment, hiding all from view. The spa is heated by way of an electric heat pump and there is an electrically circulating gas hot water, an instantaneous electric water heater plus three phase power to the home, while 10kWh of solar generated electricity helps to reduce ongoing costs.
Oozing class and sophistication, this stunning residence affords absolute privacy and captures a premium lifestyle that will always be covetable. At only 8km from the CBD, Clayfield’s reputation as an upmarket suburb sees it surrounded by plenty of character and charm, large allotments, highly regarded schools in Clayfield College and St. Rita’s, gourmet marketplaces and vibrant dining. Meet with friends for a high tea at Dandelion and Driftwood in nearby Doncaster Street and enjoy weekend walks and bike rides with the family starting at heritage-listed Kalinga Park. All this and more is on your doorstep.