|189 Tooronga Road, Terrey Hills|
Discretely located on the bushland fringes, the single-level home’s high-set position ensures gentle breezes, warming sunshine year-round, and absolute privacy, which is further enhanced by established hedgerows, sentinel-like gum trees and natural bush rock. Its configuration, design features, wrap-around verandahs, Colourbond roof and bush surrounds give this residence a real ‘Australian Homestead’ aura.
This is a sprawling semi-rural retreat in the heart
of a strong community-minded area; one that feels a thousand miles from
anywhere, but is actually around 25 minutes from the CBD, much less
to the thriving commercial and retail hub of Chatswood, while Pittwater
& the Northern Beaches are on the doorstep. Only 7 minutes from
St Ives Shopping Village. ‘Peace of Mind’ is a ‘state
of mind’ whether home or away – you feel safe, secure, relaxed.
At the heart of the home are the vast living &
entertaining areas, leading from the formal entrance area. There’s
a charming, light-bathed music room; a superb formal dining room with
ample space for a table to seat 12 or more; a timber-paneled and slate-floored
family room with pot-bellied fire and sliding doors to the garden; large
study area; and a delightful formal lounge with Cheminee Philippe slow
combustion fireplace with well-placed vents distributing warmth throughout
this part of the home. With full-length sliding doors opening to the
wrap-around verandah & private garden on one side, & courtyard
and pool terrace on the other, the lounge area is ideal when you’re
entertaining on a large scale. Adjoining the dining room is a modern,
eat in kitchen with Corian benchtops, electric cooktop and oven, dishwasher
and indoor bbq plates. A well-placed skylight enhances the natural light.
And if you enjoy barbecues, there’s a built-in bbq/spit just metres
from the sun-drenched 12m-long inground pool, which is surrounded by
lush, level lawns.
There are two bedroom wings flanking the central living
spaces. The parent’s quarters feature a well-appointed master
suite, complete with ‘his and hers’ walk-in robes, huge
ensuite with spa, twin sinks & frameless glass shower. Doors open
to an expansive verandah & the home’s ‘secret garden’,
a beautifully created grotto with fountain, rocky water feature &
resident frogs (the sign of a healthy eco-system!). This wing also has
a guest bedroom with ensuite & access to the verandah & garden;
an air-conditioned wine cellar/cold room; and a billiards/games room.
Being in a renowned equestrian area, the home also has the potential to accommodate 2-3 horses – and, has done so in the past. There is a large grass area & full-sized dressage arena location. With some fences and a little work these could be easily restored to their previous use. If tennis is more your preference, there is also a Championship size, artificial grass court.
Terrey Hills is well known for its village-like atmosphere,
boasts a bustling neighbourhood shopping area & cosmopolitan eateries,
adjoins Ku-ring-gai & Garigal National Parks & is home to a
golf course recognised as one of the leading championship courses in
Australia – the Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club. It is also
close to some of Sydney’s leading schools, with Pittwater House
providing a shuttle bus service from Terrey Hills to Collaroy, while
private bus services connect with all Northern Beaches suburbs and train