3119m2 resort-style retreat in Greenhithe
Spanning a colossal 3119m2 and located in a prestigious Greenhithe pocket, this extraordinary property is the ultimate family estate. On the market for the first time in 29 years, it’s been developed to offer incredible resort-style alfresco living and a large second dwelling for accommodation or business.
An electric gate provides secure entry into the private grounds, where a sweeping driveway arrives up at the portico entrance. The main house has been designed around a central outdoor courtyard, with living and accommodation wings extending out to embrace it on either side. An elevated position upon the Greenhithe ridge affords expansive views to the Upper Harbour, which will never be built out. The floorplan is spread out across a single level for easy living, with the formal lounge and dining enclosed within a glass wall and the gourmet kitchen flowing into more relaxed living and dining. This room is warmed by a feature stone fireplace and overlooks another courtyard and water feature.
There are three bedrooms located along the accommodation wing, with two serviced by the main bathroom and the master suite boasting its own walk-in wardrobe and opulent ensuite. These rooms spill out to the romantic grapevine-covered deck and courtyard, evoking feelings of being on holiday all-year-round.
The grounds are virtually flat, filled with mature trees, manicured hedges, elegant rose gardens and topiary. Towering palms frame the lush, north-facing lawns and enormous swimming pool, spa and covered cabana, which have played host to many special family occasions over the years. It’s a true summer paradise – an incredibly private, resort-style retreat that negates the need for a holiday home.
Across the driveway, the large second dwelling houses an enormous six-car garage and workshop on the ground floor. It’s the ideal setup for a car enthusiast and is also currently accommodating a small aircraft. There’s a large multi-purpose room down here that makes the perfect rumpus or teenage retreat, or can be utilised as a good-sized home office premises. Upstairs, the spacious loft apartment offers a comfortable, contemporary living environment for regular guests or extended family. It boasts a modern kitchen, open-plan lounge and dining, plus a big separate bedroom and bathroom.
Tucked in a peaceful, private enclave, it’s difficult to believe the motorway onramp is just a two-minute drive from home. The local primary schools, pony club and reserves are also all in easy proximity, along with the village shops. This rare commodity is ready and waiting for its next chapter, either as a fabulous family retreat or as an opportunity for astute buyers looking to capitalise on the Mixed Housing Suburban zoning.