Iconic Greenhithe Estate
Address | 9 Birchwood Grove, Greenhithe
Agent | Leigh Mosley – 0274 871 705
Agent | Phil Mosley – 0274 585 765
Open Homes | Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March – 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Auction | Tuesday 30th March 6:00 p.m. On site (Unless Sold Prior)
On the market for the first time in 27 years, this grand Greenhithe estate offers a relaxed, elegant living environment that’s enhanced with a swimming pool and full-sized, floodlit tennis court. Its gracious design is a replica of a classic, colonial-style Victorian villa, and was crafted from plans originally drawn up in Melbourne. The beauty of the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is that while it showcases all the gracious hallmarks of a bygone era, it offers the comfort, convenience and peace of mind of a more modern build.
The 2066m2, perfectly flat property is located in Birchwood Grove, one of Greenhithe’s most sought-after and tightly-held neighbourhoods. The quiet enclave backs onto Wainoni Park and has close water access, with calls from the rowers on Lucas Creek often heard across the still, early morning air. Greenhithe is one of the North Shore’s best kept secrets – a peaceful, picturesque village that’s well-connected to the city, North Shore and schools, thanks to its handy motorway onramp.
The owners have raised their family here and loved the incredibly easy lifestyle the single-level home affords, as well as its unique beauty and charm. Sweeping lawns and original plum trees introduce the gracious residence, which has a veranda running the entire length of the front. Finials and intricate fretwork set the scene for the high-quality, heritage-style craftsmanship that follows throughout.
Romantic interiors feature ceiling roses, elegant cornices and a high stud, with all accoutrements curated to enrich the aesthetic – door handles, drapes and striking wallpaper. These are complemented with contemporary must-haves, including HRV and ducted central heating.
From the entry foyer, the accommodation wing extends the length of the house. Two bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom with spa bath, while the guest bedroom has its own ensuite, as does the master. The master is a spacious parents’ retreat, also boasting a walk-in wardrobe and French doors opening out poolside.
The country-style kitchen is at the heart of the living and dining zones and has timber cabinetry, thick stone benches and an island. The separate formal living and dining room is on one side, while the more casual lounge and dining is on the other. Both have wood burners and offer great spaces for family life and entertaining. The inside flows out to sunny decks and the veranda, which are made incredibly private thanks to the well-established landscaping that frames them. Alfresco entertaining is a pleasure out here, with the outdoor speakers, a large fireplace, the pool and tennis court – believed to be one of only a few in the central village area. The pool room out here could easily be converted into a resort-style pool and tennis pavilion, and a large and thriving vege and herb garden is tucked away behind the gate.
The internal double garage is oversized and has enough space for a workshop area. The dedicated office out here has its own outdoor access and entranceway, making it ideal for those who work from home.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire one of central Greenhithe’s most admired estates.