A Private Slice Of Parsley Bay Hits The Market
Step inside this state of the art luxury home.
Step inside this state of the art luxury home.
Presenting an exceptional showcase of bespoke style, this exclusive Parsley Bay pile — with a rare 34.2-metre frontage to the bay reserve — offers state-of-the-art finishes combined with a luxury resort-style residence for unparalleled luxury living.
Found on a sprawling 1143sqm parcel in the coveted Sydney enclave of Vaucluse comes this incredibly private, 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 4-car parking home designed by award-winning architect Virginia Kerridge.
Within, the lofty combination of soaring ceilings, custom timber joinery and sandstone create myriad formal and informal living spaces that bleed through to sun-drenched entertainment terraces, encapsulating the beautiful natural surrounds.
On entertaining the home’s lower level is replete with a living area and games room that spills out to a secluded sunbathed backyard complete with swimming pool, level lawn and firepit alongside an undercover courtyard with integrated kitchen and BBQ.
Of course, catering such events is a must — achieved with ease from the luxurious kitchen fitted with Gaggenau gas cooktops and a swathe of superior appliances.
Away from the home’s living spaces comes accommodation of three king sized bedroom — found on the upper level — alongside a king-sized guest bedroom on the lower level, appointed with chic ensuites including a luxurious master suite and adjoining parents’ retreat.
A modern masterpiece, the home is also privy to smart home technology, integrated indoor/outdoor sound system, climate-controlled wine cellar, gas fireplace and further mod-cons.
The listing is with Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty’s Michael Pallier (+61 417 371 522); approx, $25 million. sydneysothebysrealty.com
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