Property Of The Week: 8 Narla Rd, Bayview, NSW
Bringing lavish European living to the Northern Beaches, this well-appointed property was inspired by the Palace of Versailles.
A Northern Beaches “castle” of epic proportions, Chateau Narla has reportedly been inspired by Versailles in France with rolling manicured gardens spread over a 4110sq m land parcel. The palatial pad of six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms also has the added bonus of elevated north-facing views over Pittwater and the local treetops.
Owned by Thompson Controls chief Glenn Botha, the expansive residence could be set to break the Bayview house price record of $16m, however co-listing agent Darren Curtis of Christie’s International Real Estate Sydney is remaining tight-lipped about the current price guide.
The expansive lower level of Chateau Narla houses everyday living zones as well as plenty of additional space for homeowners to entertain on an epic level.
Beyond the stately porte cochere entry, the family-friendly area is home to a combined lounge and dining room with fireplace and an integrated bar. This feeds up to the vast black and white stone kitchen complete with freestanding island bench, integrated fridges and freezers, two ovens, two dishwashers and loads of storage.
The more formal wing of the ground floor is home to a piano recital room just beyond the foyer, a cafe corner, powder room, guest suite with private courtyard and ensuite, as well as the piece de resistance – a grand ballroom with balcony.
While the lower level houses an enormous footprint, the layout continues upstairs where there are four more bedrooms, a mediation room, lounge and wet bar. Spoiled for choice, the property has two large suites including the Royal with a big balcony and outdoor fireplace, dressing room with jewellery island bench, spa ensuite with make up station and a second ensuite with double shower. The Harbour suite also features a personal alfresco space, and one spacious ensuite.
The enormous floor plan continues downstairs with a library housing bespoke shelving, integrated television and fireplace, a wine cellar and bathroom. An additional studio is another option for guests with its own ensuite and private deck.
Outdoors and the beautifully curated grounds filled with mature trees and meticulous landscaping offers plenty of space to find calm on one of the multiple terraces, at the outdoor kitchen and barbecue space or by the centrepiece pool.
Christie’s International Real Estate Sydney; Darren Curtis on 0406 761 840; christiesrealestate.com or co-agent Belle Property Avalon; Greg Griffin on 0421 874 751
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