This house has many design aspects that make it an outstanding home and really, how often do you see sequined bathrooms?
Okay, maybe they are not actual sequins, but the tiles in the main bathrooms of 100 Seaforth Crescent glimmer and sparkle so wonderfully that it takes a minute before you realise the other luxuries top quality marble on the floor and walls, top of the range towel heaters, recessed rainwater shower heads as well as an expensive hand held head and..in the corner a little spotlight that’s sole job is to make the tiles in the shower wall sparkle.
Odd to start off a house review with a bathroom review, but it is a microcosm of the attention to detail that lifts what is already a boldly designed home to the next level of luxe.
The travertine steps guide visitors throught he garden before arriving under the high portico, with a bright blue splash of lap pool an added delight. Despite the large proportions here the ceiing height and big openings are all to scale, with pale rectangle travertine a palet companion to the white walls with strong black accents.
There are double black remote controlled blinds on all the windows, and additional privacy provided for in the main lounge with a stylish slatted screen that hides neighbours but accentuates the pool and lower level courtyard.
Living space is in issue – there is so much of it.
At the front of the house the formal lounge and dining room oen almost entirely to a wide deck and that peaceful view to the water broken up by the knarled branches of distant trees.
The kitchen doesn’t take centre stage, which is a nice change.
The kitchen design breaks with the current trend of central and enormous hubs, deciding to fit into the sleek ,overall design, rather than dominate any aspect of the wide open living room.
Downstairs and the bedrooms, all with concealed wall mounted TV’s, have beautiful aspects. The master looking toward the water, the three others with doors to the central landscaped courtyard which doubles as a light well to the whole floor.
Garage, storeage space for a wine cellar are the offerings of the lower level.
From the LED lighting on the pool’s (adjustable) waterfall, through to the glamorous statement stainless steel and glass accents the property is not only solidly sand imaginatively built it has been but brought up to the next level with excellent attention to detail.
Absolutely worth a look.
Prue Miller is a columnist with the Sunday Telegraph and writes for The Manly Daily