You would have no idea by looking at the pictures, but this Killcare acreage surrounded in beautiful bushland is located in the heart of town.
In walking distance to the village shops, marina, beach and Bouddi National Park, the home at 22A Blythe St is a proper hidden gem.
Built from scratch by well-known architect Peter McFadyen 20 years ago, the careful, timeless design has meant that the property has never dated, although the vendors have made a few changes.
“We added a new kitchen about 15 months ago and the pool last year plus we recently joined the two pavilions together,” owner Margie McFadyen said.
“Apart from that, we’ve just done a few basic things like painting and adding new decks.”
Mrs McFadyen, who runs a local lifestyle shop called Moochinside, said that her husband was inspired by the nature of the block and designed the property to be solar passive with cross ventilation.
Inside the entry foyer, a studio with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite is attached but separated to the rest of the house, the perfect retreat space for visiting guests.
Head left through the foyer to find a sunny open plan living and dining area that opens to entertainment decks on both sides.
Surrounded by pristine Australian bushland and set among striking rock formations, this truly is the essence of indoor outdoor living.
“The living room is my favourite space in the house, in summer we open up all the doors. We’ve done plenty of entertaining — there are a few gardens around the property and we’ve had musicians come in to play,” Mrs McFadyen said.
Guests will have a ball in the heated magnesium container pool overlooking the incredible rugged landscape.
The main bedroom is located in its own separate wing and includes walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a unique shower and sunken bath made from smooth pebbles next to a door with outside access.
Selling agent Mat Steinwede from McGrath Terrigal said that the home, which has a price guide of $1.8-$2 million, only looked about a year old.
“That’s how good the architecture is — you would never guess that it was built 20 years ago,” he said.
“This property will attract a certain type of buyer — maybe an artistic type who is looking for absolute privacy, but the convenience of being close to town.”
The McFadyen’s are making a seachange to a completely different type of property but will be sad to sell their family home.
“There are lots of emotions when you’ve created something of your own,” Mrs McFadyen said.