"Gowan Brae", circa 1904 magnificent Federation home in Blue Ribbon locale
*Set in a highly prestigious location & occupying a massive 1018sqm (approx) double block, this exceptional period residence offers complete privacy, serenity and distinction.
*Hidden from the street, this magnificent Federation home, offered for the first time in 93 years, is steeped in historic memories. Set over three levels with sweeping harbour views, the opportunities to sympathetically extend, modernise & create the ultimate landmark family home for the area, or completely redevelop, are boundless.
*The land is also zoned for 3 dwellings offering the opportunity to build 3 luxury residences (STCA) to truly capitalise on the views and position (plans available).
*Having retained its beautiful original features, entering the formal reception hall takes your breath away. Classic features include high ceilings with exposed beams, Kauri pine floors, timber staircase & fretwork, leadlight windows, & decorative fireplaces.
*The versatile layout of the home offers an abundance of internal living space. A formal living room & adjoining "music room" flow seamlessly to a spacious sunroom that looks out to the spectacular views over North Harbour and to the Heads.
*Accommodation includes 3 generous bedrooms on the upper level offering sublime panoramic harbour views over Manly Cove, with additional loft storage room and 2nd washroom with WC. The space is expansive with, and offers enormous scope to create an impressive parent's retreat.
*The 4th bedroom situated on the lower ground floor with an additional wash room, has internal and external access, offering the ability to use as a teenage retreat or separate guest accommodation.
*The vast lush gardens are expansive for the perfect family environ, and have a private walkway on title that directly connects with the harbour foreshore.
*Additional features include separate dining room with fireplace, bay windows, original main bathroom, external laundry, 1960s kitchen, wine cellar, and an external shower room for use after the beach.
*A property of this distinction and land size is seldom available for sale. "Gowan Brae" is arguably one of the finest original properties offered in Fairlight in recent times. Only your imagination will limit the enormous possibilities available.
*Perfectly situated with immediate access to transport, scenic harbour walkways & pristine beaches, this property presents a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer to create a landmark home for the area.