With sprawling grounds and views across Sydney’s Chowder Bay, this fusion of Hollywood style and Spanish mission architecture is an estate fit for a star.
First built in 1936, the six-bedroom mansion at 26 Morella Road, Mosman, has retained its classic charm despite extensive modernisation. With a price guide of $14.5 – $16 million, it goes to auction for a very select, but very determined set of bidders.
Set in the middle of Peter Fudge-designed grounds, the main building proudly displays salmon pink walls and deep arched recesses – the first of many Spanish mission influences.
Inside, an impressive foyer with wrought iron detailing and ornate archways opens through to a large dining room with timber coffered ceilings and gun-barrel views of the harbour. The salmon pink walls inside match the home’s facade, the perfect counterpoint to the deep blue ocean outside. To the left of the foyer, a sunken lounge with a sandstone fireplace and wrought iron candelabra conjures up memories of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age.
If you don’t feel up to a formal meal, the kitchen has its own casual dining zone. The Jarrah timber floors change to parquetry in the kitchen, which has been fully modernised with sleek cabinetry and stone benchtops, all lit by a grand skylight. Best of all is the 500 bottle wine room nearby! There’s room to sit back and relax with a glass, surrounded by your precious bottles.
Four of the six bedrooms can be found on the second floor, along with a truly lovely balcony overlooking the boat-filled bay. Another can be found tucked behind the kitchen on the first floor, with the final bedroom across the courtyard in the self-contained guest house.
The glamorous living continues outside, with an abundance of garden and poolside entertainment spaces. The central courtyard connects the guest house to the main residence, and it’s just steps away from the kitchen! For another option, an al fresco space connected to the formal dining room leads down to a terrace with its own barbecue, and further down to the lawn. But for something a little more romantic, the best option is definitely the poolside escape. Fitted with a pizza oven, the open-air pavilion overlooks the decadent pool, and further out across the bay.
It’s been called a ‘once in a generation’ home, and it’s not hard to see why. The striking pink walls capture your attention, and once you step inside, the rest of the property captures your heart.
May 4, 11.55am
26 Morella Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Tim Foote – 0416 090 191
Stefon Bertram – 0404 071 511
Belle Property Mosman