Double Bay lawyer Leon Ratner and his wife, Ruth, a Bondi Junction dentist, are downsizing so have listed their home of 43 years with a $6.8m price guide, ahead of an April 15 auction.
The charming two-storey five-bedroom, three-bedroom home with double garage at 41 Etham Ave, known as ‘Kyoto’, is on a 670 sqm level block.
It’s described as “offering timeless Federation features easily fused with Japanese influences” in its realestate.com.au listing via Laing & Simmons Double Bay’s D’Leanne Lewis and Clare Moloney.
The home, with original fireplaces, polished timber floors and stained glass windows, has been well looked after and updated over the years.
It has underfloor heating and cooling.
And it offers two street frontages and sunny level gardens in a top location.
Beyond its grand formal entrance foyer with 3.4m high ceilings, to the right there’s a large formal living room, currently serving as an office but it also could be the fourth bedroom.
The fifth bedroom is beside that.
To the left, there’s the separate formal dining and beyond that, the modern kitchen, informal family living and dining that open to a terrace.
Upstairs, the master suite, which opens to a wraparound terrace, has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
The two other large bedrooms are served by a large bathroom. There’s an additional retreat, accessed via a ladder, which has a skylight.
And there’s a trapdoor to the cellar in the living room.
The manicured gardens have room for a pool.