Castle Hill 372 Old Northern Road
Hidden from the outside world and nestled in its garden sanctuary
This significant 1960's residence lies within 5 acres of magnificent gardens filled with rare, exotic and native plants, abundant birdlife and has expansive district views to the Blue Mountains.
Designed and built for the owners by renowned Australian 20th century architect Bruce Rickard, this exceptional residence exhibits both the craftsmanship of the master builder who lived onsite for 18 months and Rickard's trademark materials of Sydney sandstone, Australian timbers, copper, concrete and the extensive use of glass.
Immaculately maintained, the house and 1.75 acres of surrounding garden have been honoured with NSW State Heritage listing.
The true magic of Mirrabooka however, lies in the collaboration between Rickard's architecture and the owners' horticultural knowledge and passion, producing a genuinely unique property.
The visitor arrives via stepping stones over a spectacular koi carp pool, past a waterfall and through a Japanese garden to the front door.
Once inside, an expansive open plan interior reveals light-filled living spaces with clerestory windows and a magnificent stone fireplace.
Glass doors connect the living spaces to the enormous cantilevered and elevated balcony which provides views over the gardens, spectacular sunsets and endless entertaining options. Paved areas surround a large saltwater pool and adjoining lush gardens.
Near the boundary of the property are two small dams including a natural spring. Cleverly, they are on the 3.25 acres of the property that is not State Heritage listed, so there is the potential for future rezoning and development.
With excellent schools in the area, the amenities of Castle Hill and easy transport options at Castle Hill and Cherrybrook metro stations 5 minutes drive away, it is hard to believe this private domain is just 29 kms from the Sydney CBD.
This property will appeal to fans of mid-century architecture, bird lovers, plant lovers and those wanting to escape the city and work from home in tranquil surroundings. As a superb family home Mirrabooka is on the market for the first time and offers so much more than a valuable piece of architectural history: quite literally, it is one of a kind.