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Expansive water, district and horizon views
Private, high set position
781sqm, North East aspect
Sun-bathed salt water pool
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Fitted-out study/home office
Huge 2nd storey family/rumpus room
Large entertaining terrace with scope to extend
Expansive, covered verandahs
Charming landscaped gardens
Federation features (high ceilings, ornate fireplaces, leadlight, timber
Under house cellar and storage
Alarm/security, phone & fax lines, cable TV, broadband
Buses and ferries at door
“Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads.”
- Walden Thoreau, 1854
Like its namesake, ‘Kaloolah’ gives an insight into utopia
in Northwood, Sydney’s smallest harbourside enclave, and one of
the area’s best kept secrets. Walk into ‘Kaloolah’,
and you will discover why. As the current owner admits, you immediately
feel at home.
Built in circa 1907, this truly gracious, two storey Federation home
commands breath-taking eagle’s nest views over the horizon, spanning
tranquil Woodford Bay, Longueville, Hunters Hill, Woolwich Point and
across to dramatic Sydney CBD skyline. Can’t be built out. Gaze
down on the boats moored on the bay; enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks;
or just drink in the ever-changing vista, night and day.
Set back from the road, the home stands tall and majestic amidst easily
maintained landscaped gardens, with an array of native trees, ferns,
camellias and hydrangeas.
The position and plantings ensure the utmost in privacy. A large double
carport provides ease of parking, and there is ample on-street parking
The home’s high-set position maximises views, natural light and
gentle sea breezes. Air conditioning? You won’t need it!
The grand entrance hall with high archway and elegant chandelier only
hints at the charm contained within. The current owner, an artist, has
lovingly hand painted the hallway, which provides a stunning feature
and enhances the natural light.
This solidly built full-brick home offers great potential for further
enhancements. Stunning Federation
features include leadlight windows, front door and highlights; five original,
ornate fireplaces; Kauri timber flooring; high ceilings; and period light
An ornate timber staircase leads to the expansive upper level, featuring
three large bedrooms, 1 ½ bathrooms and a huge family/rumpus room
with a marble fireplace. An abundance of windows maximise the views,
natural light and gentle sea breezes. A covered timber veranda leading
from the master bedroom and family room provides the perfect place to
escape the world and relax in the magnificent outlook – views you
can never tire of.
The lower level features a vast sitting room and adjoining formal dining
room, both with magnificent marble fireplaces with ornate mantles. The
sitting room opens onto a timber verandah, and large picture windows
maximise those spectacular views in both rooms.
The character-filled, eat in kitchen also features hand painted timber
cupboards and exposed beams, skylights, and French doors opening out
onto the terrace. And – again – those exceptional views.
Off the kitchen is a large laundry with ample shelving, and a separate
toilet. The lower level also features a study / home office with built-in
bookcase, and a double-size guest bedroom with ensuite.
Scope to extend entertaining areas
The outdoor entertaining area is both immense and level. A highlight
is the fenced salt water pool, where you can lie back and enjoy the views
over the bay. There is enormous scope to extend the already large sandstone
and timber terrace areas over a landscaped parcel of land on a lower
level. Established trees and palms give the feeling of being permanently
Kaloolah’ is flanked by elegant period homes, in one of history-steeped
Northwood’s wide, tree-lined streets. It’s only minutes to
cosmopolitan Lane Cove Village, a short drive to the North Sydney and
Sydney commercial districts, and a mere stroll to parks, buses or ferries,
just 6 km to the CBD and surrounded by many of Sydney’s best schools.