374 Joalah Rd, Duffys Forest Superb modernist home in a paradisical setting 'Chateaubriand' a special home, 60 years in the making
Surrounded by immense beauty, 'Chateaubriand' delivers a generational buying opportunity in one of Sydney's premier lifestyle suburbs. Nestled on a superb 5 acre land holding, the property has been the home and retreat of acclaimed architect Jim Bryant known for his recreation of The Marble Bar in Sydney's Hilton hotel.
The 60's built Modernist home has been sited to perfection, north to rear, nestled away from the road and positioned over the magnificent rock creek bed and waterfalls that lie below. Walls of glass which are characteristic of its architecture frame the serene and picturesque outlook from nearly every room.
The home is composed of two pavilions over a spacious single level with a central connecting glass corridor that allows the landscape to flow through. Constructed to seemingly float over the creek bed, every room has an individual view and perspective that changes as you journey through the residence.
The floor plan and out buildings have evolved over the years to accommodate the needs of a growing family with four boys and the grand children that came after. The kitchen and some bathrooms have been updated over that time, but the home presents in its near original timeless condition.
Outdoor living is very much a part of the experience, with a wall of bi-folds retracting from the open plan living zones out to the north facing terraces, barbeque area, pool and unique chapel-like pavilion that is a magnificent contemplation space. The living room is a stunning space adorned with a unique open fireplace with brick surrounds.
An additional family room with library area offers that sought after breakaway space. Four bedrooms provide ample accommodation for the family including the master wing with ensuite, robes, sitting area and stunning views. A designated home office is an inspired work from home area featuring a built in desk and original cork walls.
The substantial acreage includes generous expanses of arable land, beautiful pristine bushland and access from both Booralie Road and Joalah Road. It includes a separate one bedroom, one bathroom, one car cottage that offers options for the extended family, guests or income potential.
Horse lovers will find space to create paddocks whilst still maintaining the beauty of the property and citrus lovers enjoy the fruit grove, whilst the fertile land also provides the option for a mini farm. There is a large three car carport with expansive workshed and storage options plus abundant additional off street parking. Find your sanctuary amongst luxurious and prestige properties on Sydney's highly coveted Northern Beaches.
The property will appeal to nature lovers, those that appreciate fine architecture or lifestyle lovers and holds immense potential and the opportunity to develop into a unique landmark estate. It rests within easy access of the Terrey Hills village shops and cafes, Terrey Hills Golf Club, Northern Beaches Christian College and Sydney Japanese International School. It's also close to bus services and an easy drive to some of Sydney's most beautiful beaches.