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9 Gilliver Avenue, VAUCLUSE
“An example of the brilliance that makes Burley Katon Halliday world-famous” – Alison Coopes
Views. This home of almost 900sqm (approx. internal)and a 32m frontage approx has magnificent views. Magnificent views with the Harbour Bridge centre stage, and the Sydney skyline, Sydney Harbour and the Opera House around it.
And a remarkable Burley Katon Halliday design makes sure that every room takes maximum advantage of the privilege the 6 bedroom home’s elevated Vaucluse peninsular position provdes. Full-length glass feature walls define all the important living spaces, including one more than 10 metres wide that gives the master suite an all-encompassing cityscape of Sydney.
BKH’s edgy take on classic modern architecture is evident everywhere. The creative ingenuity of three BKH icons – Iain Halliday, Ian Moore and David Katon – is responsible for both its overall grandeur and its striking points of difference – the raised floor that defines its formal living spaces, including the hidden lighting, the sunken bath and two Halliday-designed barbecues.
From a grand marble entrance, formal and casual living spaces wrap themselves around an expansive north-facing courtyard overlooking the solar-heated pool. All cabinetry is integrated into the design aesthetics in keeping with Halliday’s passion for elegant simplicity. Two bespoke tapestries add their elegance to, and define, the formal living space. Lighting is invisible until switched on, when each living space is washed with light from behind recesses and translucent panels. The same design sophistication hallmarks the kitchen, bathroom and even the laundry.
Two bedrooms open out to stone-paved courtyards. The sixth is self-contained guest accommodation.
The master suite enjoys a privileged own floor position. Its views would be considered enviable from any of the world’s great cities. It has its own sun-deck and includes a large sitting room, a strikingly beautiful ensuite with sunken bath and double walk-through wardrobe.
Luxury extras include a vast glass-lined entertaining room that extends outdoors to a courtyard garden and the pool. Its integrated cabinetry conceals a dishwasher and fridge for entertaining. A full-size, fully equipped bathroom services the pool and the gym.
The main garage accommodates 3 cars and provides direct internal access. A second garage houses 1 car and bulky equipment like surfboards, kayaks and bicycles. The wine cellar can hold 1000 bottles. The home promises complete security, is air-conditioned throughout and lined with electronic shade blinds.
Privileged by its ultra-wide presence, approx 1000m2 landsize and location, advantaged by its aesthetics, blessed by its outlook and privacy, this home is also close to Sydney’s most prestigious private schools, ringed by its most famous harbour beaches and minutes away from the blue-chip shopping and café villages in Rose Bay, Double Bay and Woollahra.
Contact Alison Coopesalison@alisoncoopes.com
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