Exquisitely designed and masterfully constructed, this sophisticated home in one of Paddington's most prized locations is the result of a comprehensive architectural transformation of an original character cottage.
The charming street appeal has been preserved and enhanced, but inside the home showcases chic, contemporary style. The original property has been raised and extended, creating an abundance of room to live and entertain, while making the most of the sensational 574m2 block and the sweeping city views.
Cleverly designed by Big House Little House, this is a large home but it doesn't overwhelm the block. The property features a superb internal void, designed to enhance natural light, circulation and the feeling of spaciousness. It boasts the finest in finishes, including French Oak timber floors, marble and natural stone.
The main living and entertaining areas are located towards the rear of the property, where the kitchen and living room opens onto the covered alfresco area, creating a wonderful indoor/outdoor space, with a perfect Northerly aspect. This is a fantastic, sheltered area, boasting an integrated BBQ, drinks fridges, landscaped yard with flat lawn and a swimming pool. The kitchen is equipped with Carrara marble benchtops and high-end appliances including a VZUG steam oven, convection oven, induction cooktop and dishwasher. There is also a very practical butler's pantry tucked off the kitchen, allowing for food preparation and cleanup.
On the upper level, there is a deck, perfectly positioned to take advantage of the enviable outlook. The deck has a concealed integrated bar and dishwasher, making it an impressive space to entertain while enjoying the jawdropping views. There is also a second living area, which offers a quiet space to relax. There are four bedrooms on the upper level, including the Master suite which has a walk-in robe and lavish ensuite. The other three bedrooms each have built-in robes and they share the main bathroom. There is a fifth bedroom on the main level, which also has an ensuite, making it ideal for guests or older children.
The lower-level accesses the secure, three-car internal garage with epoxy flooring and a fully-insulated wine tasting room and cellar with a bespoke steel-framed glazed feature wall, which is sure to delight wine enthusiasts and keen entertainers.
Other features of this impressive home include a generously-proportioned home office, a separate media room, ducted and split-system air-conditioning throughout, Zip-tap boiling and chilled sparkling water taps, a gas fireplace, Cambrian Black Leather marble detailing and hand-cut Southern Highlands Boral Brick fireplace.
Set in one of Paddington's most prestigious locations, this is a luxurious property, which beautifully marries character charm and modern style, creating a home that will appeal to the discerning buyer.