Astute watchers of property may recall this home hitting the market with another agent last year — but this time the downsizing owner is serious.
The swimming pool that once occupied the entire back yard at 139 Queen St Woollahra has gone.
The flat level lawn is going to be of far greater appeal to a family with young children.
The price has also dropped and he’s so keen for a change that he’s willing to sell the original mid-century furniture and artworks he’s collected over the 26 years he’s owned the home to the purchaser.
And that’s nothing to sneeze at — the owner has impeccable taste and, through trial and error, everything looks perfect.
Sitting behind a murraya hedge, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom double-fronted ‘Oeta’ is on a 280 sqm block and has tremendous street appeal.
There are manicured Japanese box hedge gardens either side of the marble path.
Inside, the formal lounge and dining rooms with parquetry floors are cosy, thanks to the Jetmaster gas fire and Brivis ducted heating.
Along with the furniture and art, the renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms over the years have been of such high quality that they’ve stood the test of time. I loved the art deco wash basin in the main upstairs marble bathroom.
And the ensuite off the master bedroom features a spa. Despite being at the front of the house, the master is extremely quiet due to the double-glazing. It would be a nice place to wake up, throw open the french doors, and walk out onto the balcony, observing the crew in the courtyard of Cafe Parterre across the road.
There’s so much to like about this super-stylish home. One of my favourite features is the downstairs powder room — cleverly hidden beneath the stairs. It looks like a cupboard.
And I’ll need to purchase that Eames executive soft pad leather chair in the front study when I move in.
Randall Kemp, principal of Ray White Woollahra, says: “A chance to secure one of Woollahra’s finest positions, this home offers space, light and potential just footsteps from the village.”
The home goes to auction on July 6 with a buyer’s guide of $6.5 million.
The inspection times are Wednesdays and Saturdays 1.30-2pm and Thursdays 5.30—6pm.
Contact Randall Kemp on 0415 818 966 or Lisa Chadd on 0410 620 015.