This aren Point property is very much part of the proud tradition of Sydney’s prestige waterside market.
IT is a shame that we often neglect the twinkling shores of the Georges River when we talk about waterside homes in Sydney.
Holt Road winds along the shore of the western side of Taren Point. The views from here are filed with bobbing yachts, distant lights on the opposite shore and the firefly activity of headlights coursing across Tom Ugly’s bridge.
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Without any doubt the contemporary four-level home is informed entirely by the view. Panic not, there is a lift.
The house, with a price guide of $8-$8.5 million, is bursting with light, with the biggest access point being the double height glass wall in the lounge area.
Given that the next floor up has an open walkway, with a very cool wrought iron balustrade, the sun’s rays find their way in and out with ease.
Travertine flooring helps bounce it around as well, and crisp white walls add to the restrained palette.
The kitchen, on this lounge level, is fully outfitted from coffee maker to multiple stoves — and whoever sourced (and imported) the sand patterned stone for the kitchen island should take a bow.
The master bedroom has a wet edge, spa bath, which leads through to a knockout dressing room.
The other four bedrooms are located in a different wing of the house — with what are described as two storey bedrooms with their own balconies.
Outside, more of the clever design becomes apparent. As anyone who has spent time very near the water will tell you, the welcome sunshine can eventually turn into unrelenting, harsh sunlight unless reasonable glare precautions are taken, which they have been here.
The undercover balconies have extensive coverage, lined in rich timbers rather than white paint. Smart. And beside the pool — which has an acrylic wall to the harbour side — is the truly water edge entertaining patio, well shaded by a charmingly gnarled, mature tree with a thick green canopy of leaves. And steps, just a handful of steps away is the private beach, boat jetty and access to the stylish under-patio boat shed.
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Great care has been taken to create a very up market theatre with two tier seating, the garage can take five cars and finally, the enormous gym. In fact, level two holds the theatre, the gym, a big wet bar, games zone, cellar and another lounge room.
And to cap it off, the entry features a water garden pathway and an artisan inspired massive, impressive, front door.
Taren Point is very much part of the proud tradition of Sydney’s prestige waterside market.