Bellevue Hill 18 Drumalbyn Road
Magnificent Landmark Home With Tennis Court And Harbour Views
Notably the former residence of Australian Prime Minister Sir William McMahon, Lady Sonia McMahon and their children, this quintessential family home is set upon an impressive 1,758sqm approx, north facing level parcel of land and boasts approx 28.5 metre street frontage. Encompassed by exquisite gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Myles Baldwin, this peaceful and private family sanctuary captures sweeping northerly views across Sydney Harbour and Rose Bay to Manly from both levels. Multiple formal and informal living and dining rooms of grand proportions, ideally configured to host large scale entertaining and banquet size dining, flow seamlessly onto a resort-like and sun-drenched north-facing loggia and full size floodlit lawn tennis court with a spectacular Sydney harbour backdrop.
Originally built circa 1920 some period features remain including decorative high ceilings, parquetry floors, arched doorways and a marble fireplace. A large gourmet kitchen is superbly appointed with a Carrara marble island, European appliances and extensive cupboards.
Accommodation comprises of 5 large bedrooms, the upper level being devoted to a generous parent retreat with elevated views across Sydney harbour, his and hers walk-in robes, ensuite bathroom and a huge study with floor to ceiling cabinetry.
Additional attributes to this distinguished family home include 4 bathrooms, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, internal laundry, secure double lock up garage and off street parking for multiple cars.
Prestigiously located, set within a blue-ribbon location, close to elite schools, transportation, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay Esplanade, Bellevue Hill and Double Bay shopping villages, Bondi Junction and Westfield Shopping Centre.