Incredible Harbour Views In Sydney’s Vaucluse
A tri-level masterpiece is for sale.
A tri-level masterpiece is for sale.
Harbour views rarely arrive in such an expansive, uninterrupted fashion. Here, a tri-level masterpiece located at 13 Queens Avenue, Vaucluse offers an inspiring harbour panorama stretching from Rose Bay to Taylor’s Bay.
The 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3-car garage home is an ode to family, luxury, entertainment and privacy enjoying a secluded setting of approximately 885sqm in an exclusive cul-de-sac with direct access to Hermitage Reserve, the foreshore walk and Milk Beach.
The interiors are sleek and minimal with a number of effortless in-to-outdoor transitions accompanied by an array of skylings highlighting the watery surrounds.
On the second floor comes the living space with a striking formal lounge and dining fitted with a Jetmaster fireplace that leads out to the approximate 30-metre frontage with an incredible and expansive entertainment terrace. With all the space to entertain, central to the home’s intentions is a gourmet chef’s stainless-steel kitchen fitted with European appliances and scullery. Also on this floor comes a second, casual dining space, laundry and bathroom.
Upstairs from the main living space sees a private master’s suite take up the whole floor with a balcony, walk-in robe and ensuite while the remaining four bedrooms — all of which are fitted with walk-in robes — are found on the first floor.
Other luxurious touches include heated marble floors while spates of stone flooring are also heated throughout.
On the first floor is a family room, home theatre and dedicated massage room alongside direct access to the home’s in-ground pool which also overlooks Sydney Harbour. Coupled with the pool are a series of courtyards and the aforementioned terrace that runs the length of the home allowing for the would-be owner to maximise the expansive views.
Further, the home offers lift access to every level — including from the triple lock-up garage — C-Bus home automation, complete security and access to Hermitage Reserve, Queens Beach and Milk Beach.
The listing for 13 Queens Avenue, Vaucluse is with Bill Malouf of Highland Double Bay (+61 411 428 354) with a price guide of +$41 million. Highlandproperty.com.au
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“Property prices grew by approximately 25 percent over the pandemic so it’s unsurprising that much of that growth ultimately proved unsustainable and the market is now correcting itself,” Dr Wong says. “Despite the recent softening, the market is still significantly above its long-term trend and there are substantial headwinds in the coming months. Headline inflation is still red hot, and the central bank won’t back down until it reins in these spiralling prices.”
This should be enough to give anyone considering entering the market pause, he says.
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“People also must consider time lags in the rate hikes, which many are yet to feel to brunt of. It can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months before an initial change in interest rates eventually flows on to the rest of the economy, so current mortgage holders and prospective home buyers need to take this into account.”