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Reminiscent of a grand Italian villa this magnificent north east facing home is gated and privately positioned on an extraordinary 2,000 sqm parcel of land nestled above glistening water views. Offered for the first time in 29 years â€˜Vanoraâ€™s outstanding attributes include a lawn tennis court, swimming pool, walk-in 3000 + bottle acclimatised wine cellar and an astonishing 12 car underground garage. Immediately upon arrival the beauty of the Mediterranean inspired architecture and exquisite landscaping is quite breathtaking. Level entry into an impressive entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the home. A dramatic marble staircase is crowned beneath a soaring retractable glass ceiling bathing the ground floor in natural sunlight. Exemplary architectural elements include bronze awnings and balustrades, handcrafted by renowned artist and sculptor Francesco Petrolo and stunning custom built wood panelled doors.
On the ground floor vast living and dining areas offer an extremely versatile layout accommodating both large scale formal entertaining along with relaxed family gatherings. The immense deluxe Chef's kitchen and Butler's pantry with adjoining informal living and dining areas overlook and flow directly onto the extensive undercover wrap around outdoor entertaining terraces, BBQ area, swimming pool and tennis court. Separate library and office/study rooms boast stunning handmade parquetry floors, feature windows and a striking sandstone fireplace.
Accommodation comprises a lavishly appointed master retreat, bathed in northerly sunlight complete with a bespoke dressing room, a luxurious fully tiled book-matched marble ensuite bathroom, Juliet balcony and harbour views. Four further well proportioned bedrooms, two with deluxe marble ensuite bathrooms also feature walk in dressing rooms, harbour views and balconies.
The lower level includes; a spacious one bedroom self contained apartment, with secure independent access offering the convenience of guest/nannies quarters or a teenage retreat, rumpus room, gym, games room also leading out onto outdoor terraces, gardens and pool. Well established landscaping boasts a peaceful traditional Japanese garden, mature Jacaranda and Palm trees, pretty cobble stoned paths and wall fountains.
Additional attributes to this opulent home include an internal lift servicing all 3 levels, marble and granite benchtops and floors throughout, substantial additional storage, ducted zoned air- conditioning and security alarms.
Conveniently placed within a prestigious and highly sought after location within walking distance of Cranbrook School and The Scots College, minutes drive to Ascham, Kambala and Kincoppal, Double Bay Village, Harbour foreshore and Beaches, Royal Sydney Golf Club, and 15 minutesâ€™ drive to the CBD.