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Seldom is a property of this magnitude, scale and quality offered. Privately situated on expansive grounds, this unique and timeless estate boasts every conceivable lifestyle option, luxury, and convenience. Comprising part of the original landholding of pioneer horticulturalist Charles Pitt, ‘Riverside’, the historic dwelling of successful nurseryman Henry Wicks has been immaculately maintained and seamlessly extended with meticulous attention to detail. Scope for entertaining on a grand scale is limitless, tranquil retreats for quiet reflection abound, and diverse living spaces cater for both magnificent formal occasions, and everyday enjoyment. ‘Riverside’ is a utopia for both young and old.
Boasting the highest levels of skill and craftsmanship, exquisite interiors showcase fixtures and fittings of outstanding quality, with rare fabrics, wallpapers, and carpets sourced from around the world. Subtle Asian, African and English influences produce a rich and luxurious aesthetic, and enhance period features including elegant central hallway, soaring decorative ceilings, chandeliers, archways, polished parquetry, and fireplaces.
A driveway sweeps past the house to the left, stretching through a front portico towards further convenient undercover parking to the side. To the right one approaches a massive four car alarmed garage with adjacent storage/workroom, and fifth car or boat garage. A huge paved parking forecourt can double as an entertainment space large enough for a marquee, or simply open the automatic paneled roller doors and utilize the vast interior.
The master wing offers exceptional opulence. An elegant sitting room stands alone for formal events, or can be integrated as part of the master wing and accommodates his and hers studies. The sumptuous bedroom extends through French doors to the tranquility of a private Japanese courtyard garden with fishpond, whilst the ultimate his and hers dressing room with French doors and window seats is a retreat in its own right. Lined with bespoke mirrored cabinetry and a central bank of cupboards and drawers, there is a place for every item.
The ensuite bathroom is nothing short of pure indulgent indoor/outdoor resort style luxury. With a vaulted ceiling, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, concealed up-lighting, double shower, and vanities, light pours through a bank of glass extending to a private outdoor oasis with rain-shower, dripping waterfall wall and fernery.
From a central vestibule bathed in light from an original lightwell, one enters a cosy TV room/den with open fire, adjacent temperature controlled wine room, and indoor spa. Open plan living beyond is expansive and impressive. Surrounded by a garden panorama, light streams through a glass conservatory for casual dining. From quiet nights on the custom made sofa before the feature open fire, to intimate formal dinner parties or large soirees, versatile living is easy.
The exceptional entertainer’s kitchen is equipped for both everyday life and large events, boasting a host of culinary conveniences including side-by-side integrated Liebherr fridge/freezer, a full range of Miele appliances, and Caesarstone benchtops for preparation and gathering.
A lockable glass fenced stairway leads straight to the billiard room, with plenty of places to display memorabilia and trophies, and an adjacent wine room and dry cellar for the wine connoisseur.
Automatically irrigated by bore water, sweeping gardens envelop the residence providing privacy and tranquility. Pathways meander under century old trees through garden rooms and courtyards, past lawns, shaded nooks, hedged beds, herbaceous borders, topiaries, and parterre rose gardens.
LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Spanning throughout the grounds, outdoor entertaining and lifestyle options abound and astound:
• View tennis under lights on the N/S grass tennis court from an espalier bound pavilion;
• Swim in the fully tiled and fenced gas heated pool with ozone filtration;
• Entertain with phenomenal flair in the enormous African inspired ‘BOMA’ dining pavilion – a mud style hut built around a majestic tree with vaulted shingle roof, handcrafted fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and BBQ bar;
• Stay up all night and party at ‘Zanzibar” – a stand alone private nightclub style bar fully equipped with custom made fridges, icemaker, chiller bucket, Bose speakers, and Foxtel;
• Watch the latest releases in a private home cinema with tiered seating, speakers, and fridge;
• Relax in the gas heated outdoor spa with waterfall edge
• Gather round an outdoor wood fired pizza oven, or ‘Bri’ African style BBQ,
With up to the minute technology and security throughout, there is a place for everything and everyone will find their favourite place. Less than 8km from the CBD, this home will appeal to the family seeking room to move, that require privacy and security but love to entertain, and who desire luxury, comfort, convenience, and a fabulous lifestyle to share with friends.
Built In Robes
Open Fire Place
Pool - Inground
Reverse Cycle Aircon
Spa - Inside