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Sale of the Sanctuary


Adjoining tranquil bushland reserve just above Forty Baskets Beach, this gracious character home has been beautifully transformed into a substantial family haven. Designed for grand scale entertaining with multiple living spaces spilling to sunlit northerly terraces and a sparkling pool, modern functionality is combined with seamless versatility and complete privacy. Nestled amongst the trees in a quiet harbourside enclave, this home is full of soul, only a three-minute stroll to the beach and conveniently close to parks, schools and shopping.

* Positioned on 1,002sqm amongst gently sloping established landscaped gardens
* Relaxing leafy outlooks teeming with birdlife
* Sun-dappled northerly setting capturing harbour vistas and sea breezes
* Elegant rendered fa├žade with French Colonial windows and shutters
* Entry with leadlight inlays, travertine tiled entrance foyer and hallways with underfloor heating
* Grand sunlit living room with open gas fireplace and large dining area
* French doors opening to vast covered terrace with powered retractable awnings, a versatile entertaining space
* Granite island kitchen with gas cooktop, dishwasher and walk-in pantry
* Casual living and dining opening to covered terrace and private lawn and garden
* Family entertainment room with wet bar flowing to pool area
* Light filled studio or office with separate entry, vaulted ceilings, kitchenette, powder room and sunny balcony
* Potential to convert studio to teenage retreat, in-law or rentable accommodation
* Generous bedrooms with built-ins, palatial main and guest rooms both have ensuites
* Classic bathrooms including main with huge corner spa
* Full brick construction, high ceilings, timber floors and plantation shutters
* Internal sauna and temperature-controlled wine cellar for over 1,600 bottles
* Built-in bookcases and library area, gas outlets, Back to Base security alarm
* Private sun-kissed in-ground pool and spa plumbed for heating
* Three minutes barefoot to Forty Baskets Beach and netted harbour pool
* Stroll to harbourside walking trails winding to Tania Park and Manly along the famous Spit to Manly Walk
* Very handy to city buses, Balgowlah Heights Primary School and local village shops
* Minutes to Manly Beach, ferry to city and Stockland shopping centre at Balgowlah
* Automatic double garage with built-in workbench, three off-street car spaces including carport
* Solar hot water heating and 4000L rainwater tank
* Comfortable living with scope to refresh

Council: $2,899pa approx
Water: $716pa approx

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