This magnificent, sprawling home is a rare find. Located at the foot of Bellevue Hill, with a sweeping view of Rose Bay, it’s a perfect base for families and groups looking to luxuriate in style.
From the moment you walk in from the circular driveway, you’ll be struck by the natural light and fresh air that fill this Mediterranean style villa. Sprawling over three floors, with a manicured garden that includes tennis court and a pool, it’s a stylish mixture of tradition and modernity.
There are seven bedrooms, six in the main building and one in the self-contained pool house. The bathrooms number seven, including several en-suites and one of the more inviting tubs you’ll ever have the privilege to soak in.
It’s also a wonderful property for entertaining, thanks to its multiple living and dining areas, formal and informal, indoor and outdoor. The al-fresco kitchen is great for family functions; everyone will be impressed by the plumbed-in gas barbecue, not to mention the pizza oven.
This is the kind of home you rarely need to leave: you can get your exercise on the tennis courts or wandering the grounds, read or watch TV, eat well and relax by the pool drinking in the view (or something a little stronger).
What the Owners Love
With all the obviously impressive things about this stately home, it’s easy to overlook the area. Bellevue Hill is one of Sydney’s most prestigious addresses: a bastion of tradition and quiet elegance. The house itself is high enough on the hill just enough to command a wonderful view of Rose Bay and the Vaucluse headland, but not so far up you can’t walk down to the promenade. Redleaf, just around the corner, is one of Sydney’s favourite hidden harbour beaches and the rest of the Eastern Suburbs is on your doorstep.
What We Love
It’s simply a wonderful building. Designed by Professor Leslie Wilkinson, the first dean of the Sydney University Faculty of Architecture, and built in 1924, it feels like an Italian or Spanish villa transported to the other side of the world. The pastel colours, the wooden shutters, topiary and the tasteful furniture all call to mind the old world. Yet when it comes to appliances, fixtures and interior design, you’ll find only the finest contemporary pieces.
What the Family Loves
For family holidays and group get togethers, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect property. There’s something for everyone here – the kids can run around on the floodlit tennis courts or swim in the heated pool until well after dark, and there’s plenty of room to stretch out when you need some space. Dine together in the formal dining room or break up into smaller groups across multiple areas.
Cleaning and Linen Contribution: $450
Master Bedroom: King Size Bed
2nd Bedroom: King Size Bed
3rd Bedroom: King Size Bed
4th Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
5th Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
6th Bedroom: Queen Size Bed
7th Bedroom: Queen Size Bed (located in Pool House)