Vaucluse 15 Olphert Avenue
Oversized family home available for the first time in 36 years
Positioned at the high end of the street, embracing views that stretch out to the harbour, this tightly-held property is on the market for the first time since 1980. Set on a commanding approx 744sqm block with a northerly aspect, the neighbours on either side and down the street have built up to their zoning limits. Period interiors include ornate 2.9 metre high ceilings and cornices, leadlight windows and picture rails, plus timber and parquetry floors, while the architecture is in the style of a California bungalow, this double brick residence boasts over-sized dimensions across an intuitively designed layout, with room to further update and or re-build with a second storey (STCA). The west wing offers an uninterrupted aspect through the living areas that meets picture windows framing the relaxing water views. Elegant entertaining settings are available in the formal lounge and dining areas, while the glass door from the sunroom leads out to the spacious front balcony. Meanwhile, the family room overlooking the garden at the rear of the home offers space for additional casual dining. Wraparound landscaped gardens include plenty of child-friendly lawn space plus a paved terrace. Four well scaled bedrooms include one with an ensuite, while the spacious front master presents an elegant bay window. The home offers scope to personalise and add value to a neat original kitchen with a walk-in pantry, while fully tiled bathrooms include a main with a bath. This property accommodates at least three vehicles, with a long drive complemented by a lock-up garage and a carport. It's ideally positioned a short stroll from Parsley Bay and premier schools, while a selection of shops, cafes and harbour beaches are also moments away.