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A stunning Harry Seidler-designed home overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour has come to market for the first time in almost 30 years with a guide of more than $10m.
The home comes with sympathetic (non-Seidler) 21st century additions to the house and landscaping completed in collaboration with architect Kevin Snell and landscape architect Mira Martinazzo.
The five-bedroom home at 101 Neerim Rd, Castle Cove, faces due north and is being sold by expressions of interest through Harriet France and Michael Pallier, of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty.
The house is well-hidden from the road, offering an impressive level of privacy and a spectacular view, said Ms France.
“It’s got beautiful light, and it faces north – it’s a landmark in the area,” she said.
Commissioned in 1969 by restaurateur and vintner Madame Jeanne Renault and named in her honour, the original home was designed to complements its natural surrounds, and aspect, which takes in an expansive harbour view.
It has substantial floorplan spread over four half-levels with bespoke appointments, many ‘wow-factors’ and spaces for all types of entertaining, Ms France said.
Classic Palm Springs modernism is all around in the grounds, which include a mosaic-tiled swimming pool and a level garden, both non-Seidler additions. There have also been some modifications to the internal floorspace.
She said it was only the second time the property had been offered for sale since it was built and they were expecting plenty of interest, especially given its immaculate original condition.
“It’s a home of international importance so we are expecting to see ex-pats as well,” she said.
Ms France said she was seeing unprecedented interest for prestige property, although the market was still struggling with low stock levels.
“I’ve never seen so many people interested in houses,” she said.