Original 1960’s Seidler-inspired masterpiece on the market for the first time in 57 years

27 April 2018

Lovingly crafted and constructed by the owner, this property is for sale for the first time since it was built in 1962. This hidden treasure is set on 3,237sq m of land in a prestigious enclave of Gordon. Filled with abundant character, it features open-plan living areas that spill to private al fresco entertaining with a stunning treetop outlook and an established bush garden with level lawned areas and pool.

Inspired by renowned architect Harry Seidler, the house reflects the style of the Rose Seidler House in Wahroonga, with a modern, minimalist exterior contrasted by the luxe interior.

An avid art collector and health inspector, the owner designed the house with elements way ahead of its time. With concealed lighting to showcase his art and antique collections, hidden cisterns in the bathroom and stainless steel kitchen benchtops to eliminate contamination; every element of the property was deeply considered.

In 1962 he set about building his home, which took two years to complete. Friends helped him quarry sandstone from the site to use as the foundations for the house. The young men would cut out the sandstone blocks and lift them into place with their bare hands and an elaborate pulley system.

As you enter the property on the lower level from the full length verandah, you are met with an impressive marble and slate entrance hall with a water feature. Climb the stairs to find American burr walnut wall panelling and sleek Tallowwood floors. The expansive, light-filled living and dining room has a wall of glass framing majestic bush views. The highlight of the living room is the spectacular open Sydney sandstone fireplace with stacked slate from Gilson, just west of the Gold Coast, adorning the feature wall.

The marble bathroom features a double vanity, shower, separate toilet and the full Carrara marble sunken bath is the ultimate in luxurious living. As you soak in the tub you can look up to the extravagant printed wallpaper that adorns the walls and ceilings.

This much loved family home is on the market for the first time since it was built 57 years ago and is sure to impress.

1st open for inspection: 7th April 
Proudly marketed by Liz Hughes, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Savills Residential 0414 473 933

Note: All antiques have been removed from the property prior to it being open for inspection.

 
 

Key Contacts

Liz Hughes

Liz Hughes

Sales Executive
Residential Sales

Savills Gordon

+61 (0) 2 9498 2388