Centennial Park, NSW, 2021
Occupying the largest landholding on prestigious Martin Road, this peerless 1818 sqm estate, ‘The Crossways’, is nestled in a leafy enclave opposite the recreational playground of Centennial Park, delineated by soaring proportions and elegant details. Built in 1908, the majestic three-storey Arts & Crafts manor was transformed and substantially extended by acclaimed local architect Espie Dods, creating a home of immense grandeur and elegance. Combining classic romanticism with contemporary luxury, it’s set among beautiful Paul Bangay designed north-facing gardens with expanses of level lawn, extensive courtyards and entertaining areas and a large pool. Its vast, versatile floorplan accommodates seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, including a two-bedroom lower level with a billiard room, gym, dance studio, cellar and an elegant self-contained 2/3 bedroom apartment with two levels of entertaining space. The master wing is the ultimate indulgence, complete with a living area, large walk in robe and stunning, recently renovated marble ensuite. Entertaining space is stately and abundant, including grand formal lounge/ballroom and dining rooms, a library, study and casual living encompassing a beautiful kitchen with a feature marble island bench. Graced with a host of modern luxuries, ‘The Crossways’ is a property of rare stature, privacy and history.