'Fenton', was originally designed and built by one of Australia's most eminent Architects, Robin Dods (1868-1920) as his own home and retaining its grandeur and character, this breathtaking estate home is a landmark property of unrivalled uniqueness.
Tightly held by one family for 25 years and situated on an exceptional 1,408sqm (approx.) north-facing land, 'Fenton' is encompassed by extensive manicured grounds and a myriad of mature trees, hedges and landscaped gardens.
Grand entrance gates and a tree-lined 35-metre private driveway transition to a beautiful sweeping circular driveway, wrapped around an age-old fig tree, to reveal this magnificent home which extends over two expansive levels. Boasting soaring 3 metre high ceilings, large original windows, and bespoke craftsmanship throughout, an impressive entrance foyer with vaulted ceiling opens onto a series of vast living spaces.
At entry level, ideally configured for large scale living and entertaining, a formal lounge complete with a stately fireplace flows onto a generous north-facing terrace where exquisitely manicured gardens and lawn provide an idyllic backdrop for pre-dinner drinks and alfresco dining. Adjacent to a large newly updated kitchen, superbly appointed with Miele appliances and stone benchtops, lies a separate formal dining room comfortably seating 12 guests.
Accommodation comprises of 5 bedrooms including a master suite on both levels, 3 with ensuite, built-in robes and 5 bathrooms. The impressive ground level is devoted to a huge 257sqm (approx.) and versatile and self-contained apartment with independent access, containing a full kitchen, spacious casual living and two bedrooms of which extend onto a stunning sun-drenched loggia, lending itself to a multitude of uses including extravagant guest quarters, staff accommodation, media room, music studio or a designated home office/business space.
In addition, other amenities include a spa-like retreat with jacuzzi and sauna, large wine cellar, two internal laundries, two lock-up garages, video intercom and an abundance of storage.
Situated in close proximity to Sydney's finest schools, the thriving culinary and cultural scenes of Woollahra and Double Bay Shopping Villages, Edgecliff train and bus stations, Bondi Junction and less than 5 km from Sydney's CBD.