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2/43 Macleay Street, POTTS POINT
“Exciting, unexpected, uniquely quiet and a little avant-garde” – Alison Coopes
Potts Point strata, whole floor ( approx 220m2 ) apartment with beautiful outlook. Classic and edgy. Sophisticated meets street culture. Alive. No wonder its popularity is thriving. This 4 bedroom, whole floor apartment is a Potts Point pot of gold. Its building, Rothwell, in the peaceful end of Macleay Street, was also once the infamous Abe Saffron’s gentleman’s retreat. And while the kitchen and 3 bathrooms are now appealingly 21st century , all of its original charm and touches of grandeur have been preserved. Its fireplace (now decorative) and beautiful, rich cedar joinery have become design features. And its clusters of interconnecting rooms give it a wonderful adaptability – adding a sunroom or study to bedrooms, a sitting room to the formal lounge, a butler’s pantry currently used as a library, and a guest room used or home office.
•Building presents beautifully on entry, with its impeccably maintained bleached pine staircase.
• Strata title apartment (gross approx 220m2) presents beautifully on entry, with its elegant foyer and polished wood floors.
•The first sitting room was created by Saffron from a balcony. Perhaps he and his associates (politicians, business leaders and underworld figures) enjoyed watching Macleay Street life through its casement windows, with the privacy of its leafy veil.
•The formal dining room and large lounge room may be separated by retractable glass cedar doors. With its door open, the sitting room may be used as an anteroom for the lounge.
•The kitchen, with its delightful matte metal fitout, is in as new condition. An adjoining butler’s pantry, with an abundance of storage, is being used as a library.
•Three of the bedrooms can connect via a sitting room. And because of the layout they are extremely adaptable – one is being used as a huge dressing room. It, and the master, feature gorgeous avant-garde built-ins.
•The fourth bedroom is being used as a home office.
•Many of the ceilings contain decorative pressed iron details. Lighting is a design delight, an eclectic collection of new and original – pendulum egg lights, a crystal chandelier, classic wall mounts and halogen.
•Rear entrance from off street parking space leads directly to kitchen.
•A home so adaptable, it does really suit each life stage from executive professional to empty nester. This, and all the delights of Potts Point life.
-Levies approx $2375 per quarter
Contact Alison Coopesalison@alisoncoopes.com
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