23 Oct 2023 | 3 mins
Racing prince’s spring carnival punt on his landmark $50m Point Piper home - SMH
142 Wolseley Road, Point Piper, New South Wales
Only a select few can enjoy the privilege of calling Point Pipers’ most iconic street their own. An elevated 958sqm north-east to rear parcel of excellence with dual street frontages and magnificent sweeping panoramas across the harbour to Shark Island and South Head forms the idyllic backdrop for landmark C1904 ‘Notrella’.
Designed in the Queen Anne Federation style with its classic lines giving romantic storybook appeal and fully capitalising on its location and views, the grand home has been comprehensively updated and enhanced, combining the architectural excellence of its era with a thoroughly modern, expansive and versatile design.
Beyond its gorgeous façade adorned with gables, shutters and deep covered verandahs, a vast multi-level floorplan unfolds, providing peerless family indulgence and radiating with natural light, luxury and charm. Spectacular interiors present luxury engineered flooring, high ceilings throughout with some coffered and an extensive use of glass with large picture windows framing the views and French doors opening out to its multiple terraces.
Entry is into the main living level of the home where the sprawling casual living room meets the lavish French country inspired stone and timber topped kitchen that is an epicurean delight with high-end appliances and an island bench. French doors open to the first of the large alfresco terraces covered with a Vergola. Enjoy unforgettable alfresco dining overlooking the grounds, the pool and the views.
Working as an exceptional breakaway space, families can relax and enjoy a movie or their favourite sport in the rumpus or TV room with built-in cabinetry. Mindful of the needs of a growing, large or extended family, the floorplan works effortlessly for those needing some separation.
The lower level incorporates three of the homes’ eight bedrooms, all substantial with built-in robes, one acting as a second master with a dressing area and lavish ensuite with clawfoot bath, and two family bathrooms. The level can be accessed externally or internally and flows seamlessly out to the expansive covered, sandstone paved 2nd terrace.
The upper level houses a further four bedrooms with the master taking center stage and reveling in magnificent views enhanced by its large sitting area with wraparound picture windows. His and hers robes plus an indulgent ensuite with the bathtub positioned for the views and his and hers vanities guarantee pure parental luxury.
The home incorporates many custom extras including designer wallpaper finishes in the bedrooms, custom robes, a built in day bed and a window seat. The bathrooms that service the residence are all stunning, many with bathtubs and finished with luxury stone.
Surrounded by lush and verdant greenery, the terraces flow out to the manicured formal gardens, spacious level lawn area and the stone wrapped pool. Enjoying dual street access, the double lock up garage with ample storage rests below as does the exceptional fully self-contained, beautifully appointed one bedroom apartment. The ultimate hideaway for guests or a fabulous option for a home based business, the studio includes a bathroom and bespoke cabinetry.
An unmatched residence for all ages and stages, the home incorporates every luxury extra featuring integrated surround sound, underfloor heating, ducted air conditioning, an abundance of storage room, a powder room, large family laundry, secure gated entry with intercom, rainwater tanks and irrigation throughout the gardens.
The enviable location positions this property within walking distance of Duff Reserve, Lady Martins Beach, multiple marinas and bus services. Murray Rose Pool, Cranbrook School, The Scots College and Double Bay’s village boutiques, shops and dining are all nearby. Golf lovers will appreciate the quick accessibility to Woollahra Golf Club and The Royal Sydney Golf Club, and the property is an easy drive to Bondi Junction, world famous Bondi Beach, Centennial Park and the SCG.