Walking along the bridge that extends from the street to the oversize front doors of this impressive Pittwater pile gives you just enough time to draw breath for a grand exhale upon entry.

Even the most jaded of visitors would have to be wowed by the magnificent scope of the Pittwater views that are captured via glass windows and doors on a grand scale.

Facing north over Careel Bay towards Palm Beachs Snapperman Reserve and beyond to Lion Island and Gosford, the property is only two doors east of Stokes Point, home to Finisterre, the areas most expensive waterfront property.

Even the most jaded of visitors would have to be wowed by the magnificent Pittwater views at 6 Cabarita Road, Avalon Beach. Photo:Supplied

Architect Rosalie Stollery used feng shui principles when designing this waterfront residence in a bid to create a home where you feel relaxed, balanced and at peace, but with this kind of gobsmacking vista to process, the blood pressure can only go up.

Beyond the first encounter its easy to imagine living in a cocoon of contentment in a house where every room gazes over water.

Inspiration for the design came from the site itself, where water laps over sandstone shelves and against the sandstone sea wallArchitect Rosalie Stollery

Inspiration for the design came from the site itself, where water laps over sandstone shelves and against the sandstone sea wall, says Stollery in her project review.

The painstakingly detailed build by Peter Williams Constructions took several years to complete. Photo:Supplied

These elements have been borrowed and extended into the house, where water and sandstone are the two main elements. Ponds encircle the house, a huge wet-edge pool appears to flow into Pittwater and sandstone is used in a podium upon which the house sits.

The painstakingly detailed build by Peter Williams Constructions took several years and was completed in 2010, and its a testament to both Stollerys timeless design and the build quality that the home presents as beautifully as a brand-new property.

Inside, the finishes reveal the owners interest in textured design. Youll find silk panels on the walls of the main bedroom, a different choice of feature tiles in each of the bathrooms, Louis Poulson light fittings and linen curtains framing the large expanses of glass.

The residence faces north over Careel Bay towards Palm Beachs Snapperman Reserve. Photo:Supplied

New Guinea rosewood has been used extensively and the striking, single-stringer staircase showcases reclaimed timber from the Bundaberg Rum refinery.

The main living and dining zones each feature inlaid silk and wool rugs made in Nepal, one a scaled reflection of Careel Bay. The kitchen has Brazilian granite benchtops and a combination of Miele and Gaggenau appliances. A media room is fitted with a home cinema and theres an integrated surround system right through the house, plus a Control4 smart-home system.

Theres a large rumpus with kitchenette on the lower level, plus an adjoining multi-purpose room that could be used as a home gym, sewing room or study. Each of the four bedrooms on this level opens to the pool and garden.

The impressive outlook can be appreciated from a number of vantage points in the home. Photo:Supplied

The 22-metre lap pool was lined in black mosaic tiles so it would merge with, rather than float above, Pittwater.

There are plenty of outdoor areas to choose from across three levels of accommodation and at low tide you can enjoy your own sandy beach with a backdrop of native gardens.

Without a doubt this is the best, absolute deep-waterfront estate currently available on Pittwater, says agentLachlan Elder ofLJ Hooker Mona Vale, who is selling the home for $15 million. Commandingunobstructednorth-easterly views across the expansive waterways complemented by a stunning architectural masterpiece with heart and soul.

There are plenty of outdoor areas to choose from across three levels of accommodation. Photo:Supplied

This feature is part of a Domain Deluxe package

Partaking in, and observing activities on Pittwater is the homes greatest asset. Boats come and go, seaplanes deliver diners to Jonahs, cement barges putter to Scotland Island, sailors race around the point.

Apart from birdsong, this non-intrusive ripple-riding rhythm is the only thing to break the silence. It is, in fact, ridiculously quiet when Domain makes a late morning visit, and its tempting to remove shoes and lower voices so as not to disturb the serenity.

Fittingly, the inclinator that runs from the carport to the waterfront doesnt whine and grind but instead emits only a gentle hum.

Alight on the lawn by the boatshed and discover a boaties paradise. The boatshed has a kitchenette but is otherwise still employed to house watercraft, rather than used as an additional living space.

The wharf juts out to a deepwater, floating pontoon with power and water and while not currently in use, the original slip rails have been retained should you need them.

The current owners have kept a 20.3-metre boat here and enjoyed countless hours on Pittwater.

Theres little doubt the new owners will be tempted to follow suit.

See more photos of 6 Cabarita Road, Avalon Beachhere. You can also download the Domain app to see whats for sale on the Sydney market.

Originally posted here:
Scene stealer: Architect creates feng shui paradise perched above Pittwater - Domain News

Related Post
August 10, 2017 at 9:46 pm by admin
Category: Feng Shui