There’s lots to love about this truly grand home, but for me it’s the meeting of gracious traditional architecture and detail with a contemporary rear addition and massive deck that makes it so covetable and livable.
Built in 1905, Glengowrie has beautiful original features like a wide wrap around verandah with banks of French doors, massive rooms with high ceilings, marble fireplaces, window seats and detailed interior timber fretwork.
The original house has been extended with a modern renovation that has added a wing with children’s TV room and bedrooms, as well as parents’ retreat wing. Upstairs is a separate self contained teen or visitors retreat with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and large living area.
This house is perfect for family life and entertaining with so many living zones. It has separate formal and informal living and dining areas, family room, study, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Then there’s the expansive gardens – 1800 square metres! – and the huge entertaining deck.
This home has such a wonderful feeling and it’s one that I’m very familiar with because I styled it for the sale. I helped the owners to enhance their existing style, working with what they had and adding additional pieces to create more character and warmth to connect with potential buyers.
The house itself truly is magnificent and by considering the details of the interiors – decluttering and refining the aesthetic of each room – it’s being shown off in the best way possible.