Opulent Garden Apartment Offers a Contemporary Take On Historic Grandeur
All on one level and beyond luxurious, this house-sized (approx 422sqm) garden apartment is the epitome of pet-friendly 5-star living and indoor/outdoor entertaining. Amidst north-easterly sunshine and sublime park-like garden surrounds, it's one of just five reconfigured apartments within the award winning renaissance of Babworth House, Sydney's most splendid Federation heritage mansion. From the elite cul-de-sac location to the superb wrought iron security gates and circular driveway, Babworth House is a prized hideaway of ornate grandeur, impeccable pedigree and sprawling 1 acre (approximately) of leafy grounds, one of Sydney's largest residential land holdings.
Imaginatively rebuilt as a unique escape from today's fast pace, this breathtaking apartment's bespoke ambience combines no-expense-spared glamour, architectural innovations and state of the art technology. Opening to wraparound private terracing and stunning tropical gardens, this prestigious apartment is a true collector's item.
Ultra-versatile and pristinely presented, the flowing layout includes a private entrance to large open plan living area, conservatory-style sitting room, open dining area, entertainers' marble gas gourmet kitchen with breakfast island, abundant storage and top-of-the-range European appliances (steam oven, main oven, 6-burner cooktop, rangehood, dishwasher). A fold-away wall creates a flexible separate fully-fitted study/home office or guest room. The vast master retreat is world-class, with generous sitting area, huge walk-in robe and show-stopper marble ensuite (luxurious spa bath, double vanity, wc, bidet, circular double shower and separate steam room with own shower).
The flexible floor plan also includes: stunning marble powder room, main bathroom, oversized bedroom (with built-ins and study/sitting area), internal laundry/utility room and a wine cellar. One of the open living areas could revert to another oversized bedroom, while the additional features include soaring ceilings, 2 fireplaces, C-Bus lighting system, reverse cycle ducted air conditioning, underfloor heated bathrooms, integrated state of the art audio system, masses of bespoke cabinetry, electric awning for alfresco dining, inlaid Oak parquetry floors, classic sandstone details and acres of Spanish marble. Together with back to base video security alarm and easy internal access to remote double security private garage, as well as the fastidiously maintained building's Romanesque indoor heated pool, this distinguished garden apartment offers sheer magic. The gated estate offers vast (approximately 5000 sq meters) and immaculately maintained gardens in keeping with the period features of the estate, with winding pathways and stunning views from several vantage points. A short walk to the local village store, McKell Park ferries, the CYC, Edgecliff station and Double Bay shopping/dining choices, this blue chip garden apartment is one-of-a-kind.