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Sydney’s ‘Villa Florida’ Is On The Market

This historic waterfront pile could now be yours.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 2:06amGrey Clock 2 min

Offering true waterfront, 12 Tivoli Avenue, Rose Bay, Sydney – built-in 1928 – is set across 1290sqm and is ready for sale.

Enjoying an extensive refresh courtesy of acclaimed architect Michael Suttor, the three-storey, 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom, 4-car parking residence – affectionately named ‘Villa Florida’ – offers an elusive street-to-waterfront property with views of Sydney Harbour.

Suttor and his team restored the home beyond its former glory, making use of its architectural features – such as the arched windows, a pitched cathedral ceiling, wrought iron balcony details and a jaw-dropping spiral staircase – drawing a line heightened levels of ‘European’ luxury.

The home sees a manicured courtyard area usher you into the approx. 930sqm home. Inside, the residence is replete with a combination of parquetry flooring, travertine limestone tiling and sandstone finishes alongside Venetian plastering finished in beeswax.

On the lower ground floor sits the billiard room, family room and kitchen, fitted with European appliances, granite benchtops and custom cabinetry.

Also on the lower ground floor are two bedrooms, each complete with an ensuite, accompanied by a further bedroom and access to the terrace.

Up the aforementioned spiral staircase to the ground floor lands the master suite which features a walk-in-robe and ensuite with access to a private balcony and the sunroom providing further water views through the arched windows. A further two bedrooms are also found on this level.

Elsewhere, on the ground floor, arrives the formal dining and living, complete with a working stone fireplace and another kitchen – with finishes coordinating with the downstairs offering.

Throughout the expansive residence, the nine bathrooms feature mosaic tiling and travertine limestone flooring with granite details.

Upstairs further to the first floor sees a further two bedrooms and a library that is accompanied by a large sandstone terrace that has capacity for 200 people.

Outside, the sandstone adorned pool loggia arrives with a bathroom and chef’s kitchen. Here, the terraced gardens guide you down to the water’s edge allowing the owner to soak in the best of what Sydney has to offer.

The listing is with Black Diamondz Property Concierge’s Monika Tu (+61 409 898 888) and Jad Khatta (+61 432 669 287). Price guide $45 million.

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For Sydneysiders attracted to the dual amenities of a beach location and city services, it is hard to imagine a better address than this apartment at Grande Esplanade, Manly.

Positioned across the road from the harbourside beach and Manly Wharf, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom property enjoys the ideal mix of privacy and accessibility to shops, restaurants and public transport, as well as being a stone’s throw from the water. Now on the market since the passing of the original owners, Ian and Dorothy Hales, who bought the apartment off the plan, it’s a rare opportunity for families, downsizers or professional couples with ‘work from home’ arrangements to achieve work/life balance in a covetable setting. The former owners found the property well suited to ageing in place, with indoor and outdoor living spaces to enjoy, as well as easy access.

With a generous 322sqm floorplan on title, the light-filled third floor apartment has direct access to shared gardens, which are maintained by building management, making the property feel more like a house. The former owners used the gardens to host family events, including a wedding during COVID, and it’s a great vantage point for watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the harbour.

With a $6 million price guide, it is sure to attract strong interest as a low maintenance, high amenity option.

 

Address: 303/54 West Esplanade, Manly

Auction: 10am February 25, 2023

Next inspection:

Price guide:

Agents: Jake Rowe 0414 612 546; Nathan Tse 0411 386 455 The Agency

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