In the heart of Dalkeith, you will find this exquisite forward-thinking home on a 1012m2 block with a northern rear orientation. With contemporary architecture and a minimalist approach, the proportions and light make it a very peaceful home to be in.
Complete with a self-contained studio including a bedroom, bathroom, walk-in robe and lounge at the back, the effortless clean aesthetic and flow of this home belies the layers of thought and influence leading to its creation. Designed by highly regarded architect, Blane Brackenridge. Built by the eminent La Cava Building Company, involved in several of the most prestigious building projects in Australia. Even to the untrained eye, this home is an architectural wonder.
Marvellously modern, the outside elevation consists of a band of 'hovering' cantilevered shadowboxes spanning the front together with a mix of open face and rendered brickwork and dark tinted windows. This home stretches the boundaries, using materials to perfection delivering something truly dynamic.
On entering the home, the ceiling soars to rare heights, with no walls or corridors separating it from the family room, makes them feel connected and a long central staircase appears to float. Crisp white gallery-like walls ready to personalise and 'pop' with your favourite artworks are waiting.
Carefully selected granite, marble and travertine are used to perfection adding texture and grounding this home, making it timeless in spite of its modern aesthetic. Spaces are stylish and intelligently conceived maximising light, ventilation and garden views.
There is a clever continuum of space and a consistent feeling of being pleasantly surprised at every turn.
The accommodation on offer is enormous, with 4 large internal living areas, incorporating massive expanses of light-filled spaces with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors allowing the indoors to become at one with the elements.
Overlooking the informal areas the kitchen has striking granite benchtops that look stunning against handle-free, glossy white cabinetry. A large walk-in pantry and two sink areas ensure this kitchen will meet your every whim.
Opening onto the large lawn area, which has room for a pool, there is a fully self-contained studio, with a bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, adding another layer of practicality and ingenuity. Designed for guests, an au pair or it could be used as a party-barn, this multi-use addition adds significant value. The central courtyard is the focal point of the C shaped house with practically all living areas looking over it.
The second level consists of two long wings leading off a central living space that has river glimpses and lots of glorious light.
One wing housing three generous secondary bedrooms and bathrooms and the other for the opulent master suite. The master zone includes a retreat/home office, dressing room, glamorous ensuite and sunlit bedroom. Ingenious in design, this floor offers excellent separation, giving family members a central place to connect, with plenty of room for several personalities to flourish.
This property is full of surprises, including an amazing semi-circular private roof terrace, providing expansive river views, revealing how wonderfully elevated and rare this spot in Dalkeith really is. With mind-blowing 180° views across the tree-tops towards Freshwater and Mosman Bays, it is the perfect setting for relaxing and watching the evening sunset.
For all its visual interest, this remarkable home is comfortable, functional and enduring, operating as a true family home in every respect.
Features include: 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Self-contained studio with bedroom, bathroom, walk-in robe and lounge. Massive, ground floor stone-tiled central courtyard, surrounded by landscaped gardens Travertine floors to entire ground floor Secure internal locking system Large flat north-facing lawn area with room for a pool Private roof terrace with 180° views across the river Double garage plus hardstand parking for at least 5 vehicles