The home with a $60 million price tag


One of the most prolific homes in Australian real estate history has snuck its way on to the market, without much fanfare. However, if it reaches the lofty heights it potentially could, we could see an Australian real estate record. 

6-8 Carrara Road, Vaucluse arrived on the market recently and with what is on offer, we can see why it is competing for the mantel of 'Australia's most expensive home' It casually won the award for the “2014 MBA Excellence in Housing Awards Contract Houses $10 Million and Over” and offers the most modern approach to large scale residential architecture ever before seen in Australia.

What's on offer?

To start with, that view! Unparalleled views of the harbour and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge are on show, with exceptionally large glass panels being displayed to ensure 360 degree views of the entire harbour and everything Sydney has to offer. The home has been designed with liveability as its main objective. Much like using an iPhone or any piece of technology, this home has been optimised to ensure the perfect user experience.

It can light, heat and cool itself using the very environment it's built into. Every area, deck and room offers complete privacy and its own unique outlook on the harbour, yet refreshingly this inclusive home also has a focus on communal family living areas. 

But for $60 million, I imagine you want a little more than that. Enter, the million dollar views. It is hard to put a value on the intangible elements of a home, but the views from this home could be a contender for the best view in Australia.  There is an uninterrupted panorama from North Sydney, to the Harbour Bridge, to the Opera House to the CBD. The enduringly valuable and irreplaceable gun-barrel harbour view, which has kept nearby properties in families for generations is the main drawcard and why this home is so unique.

Lifestyle

Views can be good and all, but ultimately it comes down to how would buying a home like this change your life and what would it really do for you. Eight generous bedrooms, each with en suites, all have their own stunning view, with the master bedroom seemingly floating over the harbour on an entire wing of its own. There are huge family and dining areas, massive decks, recreation and entertainment rooms and an infinity pool complete with its own change room complex. This really is the home for people that want to embrace the quintessential Australian lifestyle. 

Infamous Art

It's very rare you get a home that has so much prestige without having an iconic person attached to it. Enter World-renown Sydney architect Peter Stutchbury and builder John Fielding. The collaboration between these two has them contending for the best architecture/ construction combination in Australian history, and with the media coverage it has received, you can understand why they wanted to make something absolutely perfect. 

Agent Bill Bridges from Ballard Property said before its completion "It's not quite finished but it will be a better house than ($54 million Sydney house) Altona,'' 

Altona, which is an eight-bedroom waterfront property on Wunulla Road, Point Piper sold in May 2013 for $54 million. 2 years on, record low interest rates and strong buying competition means that this could really contend for a $60 million price tag. The Australian house price record sits at $57.5 million for a home in Mosman Park, Perth, which was sold to mining magnate Chris Ellison in 2009.

The facts:

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour
  • 2000 square metres on the waterfront
  • Enviro friendly lighting and cooling
  • Infinity pool

The list could go on forever, but really, if you have $60 million we implore you to buy it. It is one stunning home.

View this home on Homely here.

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