2 Ginahgulla Road Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023


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Property Description

One of Sydney’s finest residential estates, ‘Rona’ is a trophy residence of unparalleled prestige, grandeur, size and significance. Set on over 5700m2 in the best position in Bellevue Hill, the resplendent circa 1883 sandstone mansion provides the ultimate in luxury family living and grand scale entertaining with unrivaled space, exceptional privacy and panoramic harbour views from the CBD skyline, Opera House and Harbour Bridge to Manly and The Heads.

Meticulously finished to the highest standards, the resort- style property features magnificent landscaped gardens, expansive sun-drenched lawns, alfresco entertainment and barbecue terraces, N-S lawn tennis court, swimming pool and a separate 3-bedroom guesthouse. Multiple visitor parking is provided within the grounds on private driveways leading to a secure 5-car garage with direct internal access to the home.

Elegant and timeless, the superbly appointed residence impresses with its easy flowing layout designed for comfortable family living and grand-scale indoor-outdoor entertaining for small groups of hundreds of guests. With a warm and welcoming ambiance, the home features a vast double-height entrance hall, formal living room (with adjacent butler’s kitchen), formal dining room, library/study, family room, casual living & dining areas and a gourmet gas kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and adjacent scullery. Also at entry level are 2 guest powder rooms and a laundry. Crowned by a glass ceiling, the grand hall has versatility for use as a dining space seating 30 or more people.

Upstairs are a huge main bedroom suite (with harbour views, open fireplaces, walk-in wardrobe and his and hers Calacatta marble en-suite bathrooms), 3 more spacious double bedrooms (each with Calacatta en-suite), study/5th bedroom and bathroom/laundry. At basement level are a temperature-controlled wine cellar, built-in bar (with on-tap beer connected to the butler’s kitchen), plant room and secure garage with custom built storage cupboards and parking for 5 cars.

Beautifully recreated for contemporary convenience and a luxury lifestyle with all the mod cons including ducted r/c air-conditioning and hydronic heated stone floors, the house is fresh, light and airy while also retaining appealing heritage elegance with original open fireplaces, Kauri ceilings, Kauri doors and joinery and stone-flagged outdoor terraces with mesmerising harbour views.

Built of Sydney sandstone in 1883 for Edward William Knox of the prominent CSR sugar family, ‘Rona’ was designed in the Victorian Rustic Gothic Revival style by architect G.A Morell. At the Ginahgulla Road driveway entrance to the estate stands a 3-bedroom sandstone guesthouse converted from the original stables.

+ Private estate of immense significance on over 5700m2 in blue chip position
+ Panoramic harbour views from CBD skyline, Opera House & Harbour Bridge to Manly
+ Level entry via two private driveways with remote-controlled security gates
+ All major rooms and entertainment areas with sweeping harbor views
+ Grand double-height wall with soaring glass roof, Kauri joinery, heated stone floor
+ Spacious formal living and dining rooms flow to alfresco terraces and lawns
+ Library/study with wide bay window seat and beautiful harbour views
+ Casual living and dining areas and large family/TV room, all flow to garden & pool
+ Gourmet integrated marble gas kitchen with central island, 2 dishwashers & scullery
+ Butlers kitchen (with beer on tap) adjacent to formal living room and barbecue terrace
+ Huge main bedroom with bay window, walk-in wardrobe, his and hers ensuite bathrooms
+ 3 more double bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes and Calacatta marble ensuite
+ Upstairs study (or 5th bedroom) with built-in cabinetry and beautiful harbour views
+ 2 guest powder rooms, downstairs and upstairs laundries, coat and linen closets
+ Temperature-controlled wine cellar, ducted zoned r/c air-con, hydronic heated stone floors
+ Beautiful Kauri lined ceilings, Kauri joinery, Kauri doors, original open fireplaces
+ Separate 3-bedroom guesthouse, landscaped gardens, N-S lawn tennis court, pool
+ Secure 5-car garage with custom storage, multiple car parking in driveways of grounds

For Sale: Expressions of Interest
Inspections: By Appointment

+ Bart Doff
M: 0418 616 600
E: bart@lsdb.com.au
Laing + Simmons Double Bay | Bondi Beach

Ben Collier
M: 0414 464 476
E: bencollier@theagency.com.au
The Agency

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