Doyne Hill House, Bathurst, a spatially intricate home designed by renowned architect, William Zuccon of Dods & Zuccon is the very essence of fine architecture. The owners have lavishly spent $2.75 million on the property to regretfully put it on the market.
Accessed by private road and idyllically positioned on Mount Panorama with superb views to the north and east over the plains of the Central Tablelands, Doyne Hill House is the quintessence of contemporary living and traditional â€˜country houseâ€™. The 3.3m ceilings incorporate impressive aged original timber beams rescued from the old Arnottâ€™s Biscuit Factory to accentuate the ceiling height and wide eaves shelter the expansive loggia that opens to beautiful, low-maintenance gardens of rambling floral walks, secret nooks and the delightful lily-filled pond.
Entry to this architect designed residence is via imposing double height antique Greek olive wood stable doors opening to the front atrium with its grand vaulted ceiling, antique light-fitting, French patterned heated travertine floor and striking vintage Russian cast iron heater, converted to LPG. The beautifully proportioned living areas flow seamlessly into each other, from the superbly designed and equipped kitchen with its Gaggenau appliances, wood fired pizza oven and oversized marble topped island work bench to the capacious living and dining room with its Cheminees Philippe wood fired heater. The full height, doubled glazed doors and windows, keeping the indoors whisper quiet, open to the expansive full length loggia, a sanctuary of light and shade overlooking the gardens.
The main bedroom suite has separate air conditioning, heated floor, dressing room with cedar panels, Carrara marble bathroom and private gym. The first floor offers individually air conditioned accommodation of 4-bedrooms, one with ensuite, full bathroom, kitchenette and library opening to grand wrap-around terrace with spectacular northerly views.
The homeâ€™s classically inspired approach to space provides a zone for every purpose from formal entertaining to quiet contemplation, from relaxed family living to corporate entertaining with secure privacy assured.
And for the car sports enthusiast, Doyne Hill House is a unique opportunity to own a private domain of uncompromised quality, the perfect balance of location, privacy and excitement on Mount Panorama.