Elegant Apartment in ‘Babworth House’ Gated Estate on Approx. 5,000sqm (1.25 Acres) with Manicured Gardens & Harbour Views
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A trophy apartment of elegance and unparalleled grandeur, this magnificent apartment presents approx. 427sqm of indoor-outdoor space to enjoy the ultimate in luxury living with exceptional privacy, security and intimate harbour views. One of only five apartments in the elite 'Babworth House' estate occupying over 5,000 sqm (approximately 1.25 acres) of mature manicured gardens on the highest position of the Darling Point peninsula. The house-like residence features its own entrance, a large self-contained guest apartment, and a private lift with internal access to the private garage.
Gracious and timeless with an easy flowing layout designed by Thomas Hamel for comfortable family living and grand-scale entertaining for small groups or dozens of guests. The home impresses with its generously scaled rooms, 3.65m (12-foot) high ceilings and 3 large covered verandahs leading from the living, dining, kitchen and main bedroom.
Exuding a warm and welcoming ambience with sunny North aspect, the home features an entrance hall, living and sitting areas, dining area, gourmet gas kitchen, 4 bedrooms (main with walk-in dressing room and ensuite), study (or 4th bedroom), 3 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, laundry, storeroom and wine cellar.
Superbly appointed with custom joinery, marble gas fireplaces, ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, heated bathroom floors and C-bus electronic system, the home unites modern comfort with traditional grandeur in the award winning renaissance of 'Babworth House'. Regarded as Sydney's most splendid Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion when completed in 1915, as the city residence for Sir Samuel Hordern of the prominent retailing family.
Integral to the estate are its parklike grounds with staircases, balustrades and grottoes complementing the scale of the mansion with internal and external Art Deco features and an indoor Roman-style swimming pool. From its secluded cul-de-sac setting with security gates opening to a circular driveway with ample visitor parking, 'Babworth House' offers a prestigious lifestyle close to harbour parklands, yacht marinas, excellent schools, Darling Point ferry wharf, Double Bay village, Edgecliff shops/trains and 10 minutes' drive to the city.
Gated heritage estate on over 5,000 sqm (1.25 acres) in blue chip position
Intimate Northerly harbour views to Point Piper and Shark Island
Living and sitting areas open to alfresco entertaining terrace
Dining area opens to alfresco terrace & barbecue verandah
Covered outdoor dining verandah with built-in gas barbecue
Gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops and Bosch dishwasher
Miele gas cooktop, Miele oven, Miele convection microwave
Main king-size bedroom with dressing room, marble ensuite, verandah
2nd bedroom with built-in wardrobe and bay windows
Study (or 4th bedroom) with built-in wardrobes & bookcase
Guest apartment with living, kitchenette, 3rd bedroom & ensuite
3 luxury marble bathrooms, one with bath & separate shower
Underfloor heating in all bathrooms
2 powder rooms, walk-in linen storage closet and storeroom
Laundry with double sink, built-in storage
Marble Jetmaster gas fireplaces in the living area and study
Ducted zoned r/c air-con, C-bus electronic system, security alarm
Private lift with secure internal access to wine cellar and garage
2-car auto door garage within the secure basement parking area
Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool for the use of residents
Security gates open to circular driveway with ample visitor parking
Parklike manicured grounds with lawns, balustrades and grottoes
The esteemed harbourside suburb of Darling Point - only 4kms from the city, - is famous for its incredible real estate and breathtaking harbourside location. One of the most exclusive locations in Australia, it superbly blends the opulence of bygone eras with modern urban convenience.
There is no shortage of exclusive schools to choose from in the suburbs surrounding Darling Point. For primary aged children there is Double Bay Primary School and Ascham School for Girls. Secondary schools include Scots College Presbyterian School, Cranbrook School (est 1918), Kambala and...
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Parks and recreation facilities in Darling Point are excellent and with such amazing views, you can be sure getting outdoors is always inviting. Meander along the famous Harbourside walk to Elizabeth Bay, where you can enjoy a gourmet picnic, or build up a sweat, exercising in the park. ...