This stunning property must be one of the best-value Vaucluse homes in a long time.
Its $5.7 million price guide ahead of this Saturday’s auction via Sotheby’s managing director Michael Pallier seems entirely reasonable.
You know you’re in paradise the minute you walk through the front gate of 37 Palmerston St — statues of the Greek god Apollo and Birds of Paradise await in the heavenly garden below.
And the house, designed by the well-respected architect David Phillips, is special, too. I love that each of the four bedrooms opens to a terrace. In fact, one of the bedrooms has access to two terraces.
The master suite is particularly impressive. It opens to a private full-width terrace that faces north, meaning the bedroom is full of light. And there’s stylish travertine ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
A separate study could serve as a fifth bedroom. And the family bathroom has a spa bath.
There’s plenty of space for a growing family in the living rooms, too. The lounge is to the left of the foyer with a separate TV room nearby.
And the east-facing dining room will be a great place to enjoy breakfast, with bifolds opening to an outdoor dining terrace overlooking the mosaic heated pool.
The kitchen is well-equipped with premium appliances including an Ilve six-burner range oven and Carrara marble island bench.
Only the best finishes have been used, including parquetry floors, plantation shutters a Jetmaster fireplace and bespoke joinery.
Other features families will find beneficial are the guest powder room, reverse cycle-air conditioning, internal laundry room, integrated sound system and double garage with internal access.
It’s currently owned by business consultant Malcolm Thompson, whose family has enjoyed the proximity to Gibsons Beach — they’ve spent most of their summers there.
As Mr Pallier says: “This is a very attractive home aesthetically and it’s within a two-minute walk to the popular Gibsons Beach.”
The home is on a good-sized 740 sqm block.
It’s open for inspection tomorrow (Thursday) between 12.30pm and 1pm and between 11am and 11.40am on Saturday ahead of the auction.
Contact Mr Pallier on 0417 371 522.