Clifftop Dover Heights home on market with $11m guide
It’s not often a home can tell a tale of two cities, but this designer Dover Heights property does just that.
The finished product is the amalgamation of two visions; that of London-based architects
Walters and Cohen who worked in collaboration with Sydney architects Collins and Turner.
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Couple that global expertise with a dramatic clifftop location in the Harbour City and the result is an extraordinary home that has plenty of wow factor — as well as an $11 million price guide.
Built in 2002 by Bellevarde Constructions, the four-bedroom house at 8 Wentworth St features two wings connected by a gallery entry with 6.6m high ceilings.
The entryway leads to a unique glass atrium that houses a Christopher Hodges corten steel sculpture.
“This is a master build with a very high-quality builder and you can see it throughout the home. It almost looks new throughout,” said Mark Goldman of Sydney Sotheby’s Realty.
The creative minds behind this project were inspired by the coastal location and therefore designed a contemporary Sydney residence centred around the sweeping panorama from the Heads to the north and Bondi Beach to the south.
“The home is very private, set right on the cliff with a 20m ocean frontage so every bedroom and all the living areas look out over the water. It’s stunning,” Mr Goldman said.
“It’s a pretty dramatic position. You can actually hear the waves crashing down beneath, it’s like being on holiday everyday.”
Minimalist in its design, the modern property has open-plan living areas and grand walls of glass to capture the water views from most rooms and the variety of outdoor spaces.
The upper level houses the grand lounge and dining room, a study area with bespoke cabinetry as well as the gourmet gas kitchen. Packed with a host of mod cons, there is a central island bench, a Miele dishwasher, Liebherr fridge and ample storage.
Ideal for Sydney’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the grand kitchen opens out to a private dining courtyard complete with barbecue area. From the main living area there is a seamless flow out to the pool deck and cliff-facing terrace with frameless glass fencing to add to the dramatic backdrop. “The swimming pool is edgeless in design so you can actually sit there in the water and just look out over the ocean, it’s quite remarkable,” Mr Goldman said.
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In addition to one bedroom on the first floor, there are three more bedrooms downstairs, and each features built-in wardrobes and an ensuite.
So far there has been interest from both Bondi and Tamarama buyers who love the connection to the ocean, as well as international parties — one of which is set to inspect it over Easter.
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Designed with comfort in mind, the contemporary home also features an internal lift next to the four-car garage, stylish polished concrete floors, concealed lighting, recycled Jarrah stairs and cabinetry, underfloor heating, an alarm, outdoor shower, landscaped and self-irrigated gardens and a mezzanine storage area.
Tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the Dover Heights home is within walking distance to parklands, North Bondi eateries and the beach.