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The Hamptons Hits The Highlands

This stylish abode in the Southern Highlands oozes classic charm.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Mar 25, 2022Grey Clock 2 min

Few properties epitomise classic Hamptons style and grandeur as elegantly as this superb Bowral estate.

Dubbed ‘Bathampton’, the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2-car garage home is located on a 5.6-acre plot that combines the traditional codes of luxury with bespoke contemporary finishes.

These codes are displayed through the combination of custom window furnishings, imported wallpaper and light fixtures, herringbone parquetry, bamboo wool carpets and marble mosaic tiles underfoot. Wainscoting, wallpaper, deep-stacked cornices and skirtings further add to the home’s character.

The end result is a magnificent pile that delivers an overwhelming sense of refinement while retaining the essence of family living.

Entering through the stately entrance hall, a sweeping staircase ascends into a double storey landing. The lower-level plays host to an elegant home office and study and a sitting room adjacent.

Elsewhere the lower floor sees the gourmet kitchen and adjoining butler’s pantry — the former fitted with Carrara marble benchtops, Nicolazzi tapware, Ilve gas cooker and Smeg combi oven.

The kitchen is pointed towards a large dining space, sunroom and, via French doors, the alfresco entertaining space set on a silver granite paved area that overlooking the manicured English style gardens and indulgent 12×8-metre  in-ground saltwater pool.

The master bedroom, also found here, sees a deluxe walk-in robe and lavish ensuite with a clawfoot bath, separate shower and toilet plus a generous ‘his’ and ‘hers’ stone-topped vanities, heated floors and towel rails.

Each bathroom and the mudroom boast underfloor heating, a guest powder room, adorned with a porcelain pedestal basin and mosaic marble tiles.

On the second floor comes a further four bedrooms, a craft room or nursery and a gallery space.

Outside, the aforementioned English style gardens are supported by a substantial shedding, a bore and irrigation system, a dam and invisible dog fencing alongside arguably the largest display of hydrangeas in the highlands.

The listing is with First National Real Estate’s Reece Woods (+61 423 851 197); POA.



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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.