We welcome you to inspect this unique property that combines the sweeping scope and splendour of the Southern Highlands with the convenience of city living.
Nestled on just under two acres of exquisitely manicured lawns and enchanting landscaped gardens, the estate's exclusive, semi-rural setting is only 30 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from the beach. Step outside the door to discover restaurants, shops, buses to private schools and the city - all within walking distance.
Fully fenced and completely private, the estate is accessed via automatic gates that open onto a stately, pear-lined driveway. The drive curves past the tennis court and picturesque vegetable garden before bringing one to the spacious 4-car garage.
Wide, timber-posted bullnose verandahs wrap around the home's graceful facade, combining the elegance of a colonial homestead with the sophistication of a world-class country estate.
With no less than six formal and informal living areas, there's no lack of space for family and friends to enjoy this splendid property. The living areas on the main level flow out onto wide sun-drenched verandahs, while the theatre room on the lower level opens out onto a stunning limestone terrace and tranquil pool garden. Also on the lower level is a magnificent, temperature-controlled sandstone wine cellar with an adjoining timber-panelled tasting room.
In winter, the formal living and dining rooms are warmed by cosy gas log fireplaces and boast sweeping sunset views of the mountains. A grand music room and breezy teen retreat complete the country estate.
Focused on a Carrara marble breakfast island, the designer kitchen boasts a Lacanche gas/electric stove, Sub-Zero fridge and freezer, integrated Miele dishwasher plus a timber wet bar. The bathrooms feature travertine and marble finishes plus heated flooring, heated mirrors, and heated towel racks.
The accommodation consists of five spacious bedrooms each with built-ins and ensuites. The palatial whole-floor parents' retreat features a spacious walk-in robe and dressing room, a sunlit bathroom with distant bushland vistas and a generous home office overlooking the vegetable garden.
Embraced by velvety manicured lawns that are screaming "croquet," the grounds contain a championship-sized north/south floodlit tennis court with an adjoining dining pavilion. Behind the court, running along the north side of the property is a purpose-built mountain bike track.
At the heart of the estate, overlooked by the kitchen, is an oversized saltwater pool with an automatic in-floor cleaning system, gas and solar heating, and a separate spa. On a hot summer day, there's no better place to be than splashing in the turquoise waters or dozing poolside in the dappled shade of the majestic old Crepe Myrtle. At sunset, a cocktail in the pool cabana is the perfect way to end the day.
Other prominent features of the property include a charming sandstone garden cottage and bridge, a deluxe chicken coop, an established vegetable garden, and an orchard of productive fruit trees: apple, nectarine, avocado, olive, and various kinds of citrus. The lawns and gardens are fully irrigated and have access to the rainwater tanks on the property.
The property is managed by a state-of-the-art Control4 Home Automation system. An integrated touch screen and mobile app control the indoor/outdoor mood lighting, air-conditioning, music, gates, and security. A single button locks and unlocks all doors in the house. All the living rooms and outdoor entraining areas have integrated high-fidelity speakers.
There's a separate gated driveway and access to a modern industrial-sized warehouse with triple-height ceilings and giant roller doors, perfect for a commercial business or avid car collector. Within the warehouse, there's a self-contained loft flat for guests or au pairs.
The estate presents a rare and prized opportunity to own what is unequivocally one of Sydney's finest boutique acreage residences, conveniently located near schools, bush and mountain biking trails, equestrian centres and so much more.
Co-agent - Darren Curtis of Christie's International 0406 761 840