|24 Milton Avenue, Woollahra|
Many people search for a rare slice of utopia their whole lives. Yet, in a quiet, tree-lined cul de sac within beautifully elegant and highly sought after Woollahra, utopia is a reality.
This is a discreet executive residence where lifestyle perfection has been sought and achieved. A magnificent contemporary home rising from a solid structure harking back to the 1960s, one which has been significantly and architecturally transformed, with highly regarded Eastern Suburbs firm Ergo Architecture and Interiors overseeing recent alterations and additions. From the spaciousness, design, technology, through to the luxury inclusions, the home is absolutely masterclass.
Set over three levels, the residence is designed for a family or those with regular short or longer term guests. Accordingly, there are many different zones for those seeking personal space.
On the upper level, three bedrooms, a huge ensuite bathroom and main bathroom are set along a broad hallway. Each room (including the bathrooms) opens to Juliet balconies overlooking the landscaped gardens, and the enormous master suite is a parent’s retreat featuring an additional private courtyard. Floors are extra wide Queensland Spotted Gum and connect to a three story staircase/light well for seamless access to the three levels. The designer bathrooms are finished with imported travertine floor tiles and full-height wall tiles, along with marble vanity tops and recessed basins, underfloor heating, heated towel rails and frameless glass shower recesses.
Much of the living takes place on the ground level, with the open-plan kitchen and family room, separate dining area and formal lounge all opening to a sprawling terrace with level, manicured garden. For those with a penchant for cooking, the kitchen is a chef’s dream: enormous island-style limestone bench, 5-burner gas cooktop, stainless steel Smeg oven and rangehood, recessed double stainless steel sink, integrated Miele dishwasher, timber cupboards, extensive walk-in pantry and separate wine cellar. An integrated outside BBQ is included.
The lower level has a spacious rumpus/games room opening to a private terrace and a lush garden. There’s also a guest bedroom and full-size bathroom, in addition to a study/home office, internal laundry, gym, storage area and internal access from the automated double lock-up garage. The formal entrance vestibule, which is flanked by gardens, has the ambience of a private 5 star retreat.
Within the property, the terraces and level gardens and lawn areas provide a true oasis. And with a position abutting Harbour View Park, a wider space for exercising, walking dogs, children playing, or a pleasant ‘shortcut’ to Bondi Junction or Double Bay, is just at your doorstep.
Throughout, quality floor coverings have been used, including polished Queensland Spotted Gum floors, French limestone and premium grade carpets. Zinc entrance door and gutters. The home itself is a fusion of concrete, rendered brick, glass and timber, which adds to the ‘timeless’ and open feel.
The carefully created gardens are designed to be easily maintained, and an array of tropical and native plants and trees provide beautifully verdant environs and ensure privacy, which is further enhanced by richly-hued timber screens. Rain water collection and storage tanks ensure the automated irrigation keeps the garden watered responsibly.
Absolute security and cutting edge technology
Security and privacy are paramount, and key features include DVR security cameras throughout the external areas; alarm; audiovisual intercom; and finger print scanner entry/locking system. Additional features include Variable Air Volume ducted R/C air conditioning, underfloor heating and broadband, TV and telephone wiring throughout the home.
The world… just beyond
Whilst privacy and tranquillity are keynote, the home is remarkably, just six minutes drive from the CBD. Located just moments from the distinctive and cosmopolitan ‘village centres’ of Woollahra and Double Bay, in addition to the thriving Bondi Junction precinct, the very best in shopping, dining, night life, many of Sydney’s premier private and public schools, in addition to access to motorways leading to greater Sydney and beyond are conveniently close.