“Magnificent harbour views / classic and avant-garde” – Alison Coopes

Elevated. Private. Light-filled. And a glorious Collins and Turner recreation of the original 1914 Kharkov. This graceful n-e facing elevated 5 bdrm family home , with sweeping Sydney Harbour views. A dramatic glass entry with exposed sandstone cliff-wall leads to the home’s first standout feature, a cantilevered three-storey frameless glass lift which seems to hover mid-air at its final stop and accesses the home. The lift also stops at the striking 18-metre lap pool & artful, futuristic cabana. The house itself, a triumph of streamlined classical elegance, includes a teen retreat attic floor & master suite with office & sunroom.

•Its privacy is particularly striking. “The best thing about the home? Its light. The views. And listening to the birds.” [owner]
•A painstaking recreation achieved the goal of retaining the character of the 1914 home, while giving it the best of 21st century lifestyle options. Retractable glass doors open it up to its stone-paved terraces. Vast window banks open it up to the light.
•Elegant formal rooms, with their decorative plasterwork and panelled ceilings, cohabit with airy casual living and dining spaces. Formal lounge includes a marble gas fireplace.
•The attic, whose views extend all the way to the ocean at Bondi, is an idyllic teen retreat that includes a huge bedroom with fully-fitted study area and rumpus/TV room (or 4th bedroom).
•The master suite with its magnificent black and grey marble ensuite, includes a gorgeous L-shaped, window-lined sunroom and home office.
•Over-sized 3rd bedroom includes a study room annex
•Huge ultra-modern marble kitchen with stainless steel-topped island, extends to a glass-lined breakfast room and opens to a private terrace.
•The lap pool traverses with entire width of the property and fronts an avant-garde bronze and black cabana with outdoor kitchen, shower pod with mirrored periscope skylight and concealed toilet.
•The property’s soaring semi-circular retaining wall is built with sandstone blocks cut out of its own cliff. Its lawn crown conceals a 10,000 litre capacity water tank. The home is also fed by a 20-panel solar power system.
•C-bus, integrated lighting & sound, heated floors throughout. 3 car garage with bulky storage space
•Last, but no means least, is the property’s vegetable garden. The home is well on its way to achieving sustainability.


Contact Alison Coopesalison@alisoncoopes.com