The beach-side suburb of Tamarama is sometimes labelled “Glamarama” because of its stylish residents and luxurious seaside homes. But this incredible property takes the glamour to a whole new level. Inspired by Goldeneye, the estate in Jamaica where Ian Fleming wrote the original James Bond novels and entertained everyone from royals to Hollywood stars, it is effortlessly tasteful, comfortable and relaxed.
From the custom cabinetry to the stunning outdoor living setting, and from the cosy fireplace nook to the light-filled sun room, this home is elegant yet welcoming. Perhaps the best thing about it is the way its seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living, with covered spaces flowing out into the open air, and sea breezes filling every room.
Don’t be fooled by the signature antique pieces and heritage touches, though. This is a seriously modern home, with top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances. The bathrooms, including an en-suite for the master bedroom, are stunning, while the gourmet kitchen is the perfect place to knock up a Martini (shaken, not stirred, of course).
What the Owners Love
Tamarama offers the best of Sydney’s beach-side life without the hustle and bustle of its more famous neighbours. You can enjoy the sun and surf without the hassle, the crowds and the backpackers partying until four in the morning. That said, if you feel like going out for a meal or a drink, Bondi’s award-winning bars and restaurants are only minutes away. It’s the best of both worlds.
What We Love
This is not a faceless holiday rental. Many of the items in this house were chosen not only for their beauty, but also their history. When you’re lying on the couch opposite the fireplace, you might not realise that your drink stand is actually an antique safe. In the deliciously airy living room, meanwhile, you may notice that your coffee table started its life as a gymnastics bench. Then there are all the Bond- and Fleming-related curios. Why not test if you’d make a good MI6 agent by trying to find them all?
What the Family Loves
This property’s multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces mean that there’s space for the whole family to relax, either separately or together. There’s room for everyone in the main living area, but if you prefer to some peace and quiet, the kids can play on the lawn or enjoy the TV nook while you catch up on some reading in the airy sun-room.
Cleaning and Linen Contribution: $500
1 x Master Queen Bedroom
1 x Queen Bedroom
1 x King Bedroom
1 x Twin King Single room (can be turned into King bed on request)