The Highlands c1916

This magnificent c1916 stucco and sandstone residence, rich with period glamour, presides over 2973sqm of well-designed and established gardens, made even more memorable by its escarpment-filled backdrop. Surrounded by homes of grandeur, this property presents an exceptionally rare offering.

The Arts and Crafts style residence comprises four double bedrooms and two bathrooms with a separate self-contained studio. Many of the rooms open onto the verandah with panoramic views over the Megalong and Jamieson valleys.

The gardens are a standout feature, originally designed by Ib Sorensen. Primarily centred around the main residence the grounds are divided into distinct outdoor rooms. The Japanese inspired garden quadrant was a collaboration between the current owners and landscape designers Mountain Botanics featuring an authentic tea house constructed mainly of Australian cedar. The Japanese garden seamlessly integrates into a native Australian garden that allows space for multiple seating areas while being immersed by stunning surrounds. The remainder of the gardens are occupied by exotic cool-climate plants, stone paths, garden ornaments and various ponds.

Rich in history the estate was originally commissioned by George Fay of Sydney's famous Fay Family Shoes emporium, as a summer residence.

Summary of features:

• Sandstone and stucco construction
Classic wrap-around verandah
• High ceilings with decorative features throughout
• Superbly proportioned with multiple living areas and a large north-facing sunroom
• Stunning escarpment views of Jamieson and Megalong valleys
• Gas central heating throughout and gas fireplace in living
• Gourmet kitchen with Corian benchtops
• Separate self-contained studio accommodation with underfloor heating
• Very quiet pocket of South Leura, just 15-minute walk to the village
• Professionally designed and landscaped grounds
• Garage
• Fully fenced

To organise a private inspection or for more information about this stylish and immaculately presented home contact Brenden Purcell on 0413 630 226.

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