Architectural masterpiece pays homage to the character house
The facade of 41 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill, presents a picture of a classic two-storey character house, completed by iron-lacework veranda and a stone water fountain in a perfectly manicured garden.
From the rear of the property, a strikingly different view is revealed of an inspired refurbishment and extension.
Gone is the more restrictive and dense layout of a formal period house, replaced by a functional and relaxed yet elegant floor plan.
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The owners commissioned award-winning architect Nikki South of Southmarc Architects to deliver a design that would widen the footprint of the house without detracting from its street appeal — in keeping with nearby heritage houses.
For Nicholas McEvoy from Bresic Whitney Estate Agents — Hunters Hill the words “light” and “flow” sum up the property.
“You step inside and immediately you’re struck by the light flowing in through floor-to- ceiling windows and cross ventilation from louvred windows,” Mr McEvoy said.
What is also brilliant about this clever reinvention of a character house is the high calibre of every finish that has been thoughtfully arranged to show off its natural beauty for maximum effect.
Dark timber flooring, a nod to tradition in the front living room, is juxtaposed against polished concrete flooring that signals a move to open-plan family, dining and kitchen
In the kitchen, a 40mm gunpowder-grey Caesarstone floating bench complements custom white laminate cabinetry.
In the living room, the soft sheen of an organic pendant light is reflected in the brushed gold tones of a dividing wall that houses a sleek gas fireplace.
There is never a dull moment where the beauty is in the detail.
The property is on trend. It has a butler’s pantry for extra preparation space and a private outdoor entertainment zone imbued with Zen and pool.
“It is the complete package and everything at your door — you are literally steps from the village and a stroll to the local primary school,” Mr McEvoy said.
The property goes to auction on Saturday, June 22, with a price guide of $4.1 million. For details, contact Bresic Whitney Estate Agents — Hunters Hill, Nicholas McEvoy and Narelle Scott.