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22 and 24 Gale Street, WOOLWICH
“Striking classical design meets glorious waterfront boat life” – Alison Coopes
Dignified. Double-fronted. Completely private. A home designed by Warren Firkin to incorporate the grandeur of classical French architecture. That includes the splendour of marble and parquetry floors, leadlight doors and windows, graceful arches, decorative ceiling and wall plasterwork and a profusion of specially created arched French doors and windows that fill the home with light and make the most of its water views from all major rooms. This north-facing absolute waterfront home evokes the allure of the French Riviera.
The six bedroom home with a prestigious Woolwich address stands on 1,416m2 at the cul-de-sac end of Gale Street, where it meets the water. An impressive double-frontage and a majestic cascade of gardens welcome visitors. The marble entry foyer with its soaring vaulted ceiling, graceful chandelier, French and doors and curved ironwork staircase introduces the opulence that continues throughout the home.
Title includes the waterfront up to the high-water mark. A permanent private jetty and pontoon, boatshed with a studio space above, slipway and sandy beach grace the water’s edge.
A series of large level lawns lead down to the water, passing a pool, spa and cubbyhouse.
The grand formal lounge with marble fireplace, dining room with imposing plasterwork walls and ceiling, and conservatory-style casual entertaining areas are lined with banks of elegantly arching doors that open to a wide terrace overlooking the water.
The master is a whole-floor retreat with sweeping water views, that includes a sitting area, a window-lined ensuite with sunken spa bath and tranquil river views, a dressing room and two large terraces.
The entire front of the bedroom floor is a colonnade-lined terrace draped in a graceful wisteria vine. It includes a huge games room, a laundry and two storage rooms.
The home office has an exceptionally impressive presence with its timber dado and matching joinery.
Double garage with workshop, plus three additional off-street parking spaces.
Walk to Woolwich Baths, private schools, the ferry, famous restaurants including Cucinetta & the Woolwich Pier Hotel, and the beautiful parkland of Clarkes Point Reserve.
Contact Alison Coopesalison@alisoncoopes.com
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