Property Of The Week: 75 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW
Reconciling 19th century grandeur with contemporary styling, this Victorian Italianate home is a masterclass in tasteful opulence.
Plenty of luxury Sydney listings claim picture perfect interiors, however Icilus in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been so sublimely crafted that it’s been featured in both Vogue Living and Architectural Digest.
A beautifully curated palette of 1880s grandeur and contemporary styling, the Victorian Italianate in Woollahra was reimagined by Claire Delmar of CD Studio over a 12-month timeframe after owners Kate and Alistair Champion bought the home in 2017 for $13.5 million according to property records.
Today, Ben Collier of The Agency is seeking $25 million for the historic home on a large parcel of 853sq m along sought after Ocean St near Queen St just footsteps from coveted cafes and exclusive boutiques.
Beyond the stately period facade and inspired manicured gardens, the stunningly renovated living spaces feature ornate detailing from yesteryear with sympathetic updates for modern family living. There are imported finishes from the unique wallpaper to the handpicked light fittings, ceilings roses and floor coverings over Belgian steamed oak surfaces.
The lower level is home to grand formal rooms including a vast lounge with marble fireplace and bay window plus a dining room with magical mural style wall coverings. Across the hall a home office and guest bedroom also have original fireplaces and heritage touches.
Through to the back of the ground floor sits a large open plan living zone complete with a state of the art marble kitchen featuring a huge island bench, Wolf gas cooking and a full butlers’ pantry with convenient access to the dining room.
Designed for entertaining either inside or out, this family zone is illuminated by three generous skylights and spills out to a barbecue terrace overlooking a courtyard.
The upper floor plays host to five more bedrooms including the palatial main with double doors to the traditional street-facing balcony and an enviably large dressing room through to a lavish ensuite. Two more bathrooms on the level service the remaining bedrooms each with built in wardrobes and one featuring its own private Juliette balcony.
Oozing with glamorous finishes throughout, the property also has a separate studio with bathroom above the double lock up garage, an automatic car turntable, air conditioning, hydronic heating and multiple storage options.
Ben Collier; The Agency; theagency.com
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