Award Winning Wahroonga Home Award Winning Wahroonga Home Award Winning Wahroonga Home Interior Award Winning Wahroonga Home Staircase Seaforth House Streetscape Seaforth House Kitchen Seaforth House Lounge Room Seaforth House Fireplace Mosman House Streetscape Mosman House Living Area Mosman House Kitchen Mosman House Pool Award Winning Collaroy Residence Beach Front Award Winning Collaroy Residence Living Space Award Winning Collaroy Residence Fireplace Award Winning Collaroy Residence Beach Residence Gordon House Streetscape Gordon House Kitchen Gordon House Kitchen Sink Gordon House Spiral Staircase Turramurra House Tennis Court Turramurra House Interior Design Turramurra House Kitchen Island Turramurra House Deck

Real Estate Magazine: Grand Elegance Bound to Sweep You Off Your Feet

07 June 2016

Original article appeared in the Real Estate section of the Manly Daily on Saturday, June 4, 2016. 

This modern home nails traditional Hamptons style and adds a touch of Federation class to create a home that is truly breathtaking, writes Amanda Sheppeard from The Manly Daily .   

  Seaforth Real Estate Cover

There is no mistaking the fact that this home is something special – you don’t even need to set foot off the footpath outside to see that.

If you are lucky enough to step inside, you will see that this is not only a one-of-a-kind home, but a property that is destined to become a local landmark, if not an icon in the years to come, if it isn’t already.

The home takes the popular Hamptons-style architecture to another stratosphere, channelling the authentic American Hamptons architecture to the letter and added some classic Federation-style designs that work perfectly.

The 1226sq m block allowed for a big house with a northern aspect – and with some 708sq m of floor space that certainly qualifies as impressive.

Federation Style - Seaforth Home

Maria Cassarino, of Stone Real Estate Seaforth, said the owners had been heavily involved in the design of the home, and enlisted the services of award-winning company Chateau Architects and Builders to make their dream a reality. “It reminds me of something from Gone With The Wind. The architecture, the build, it’s the best house I’ve seen in Seaforth,” she said. “The attention to detail is amazing, from the door handles to the 3.7m ceilings to the American oak floors – there’s nothing like it.”

Attention to detail is something of an understatement. Not only have they nailed it, but they have taken it to a whole new level. Take the powder room, for example.

With its freestanding Devon and Devon porcelain basin with glass shelving, Travertine checkerboard floor tiling, and one wall decorated with designer striped wallpaper, it’s the reason why they call these rooms powder rooms and not ‘downstairs toot’ like my nanna used to. This room even has an antique French chandelier and not a doily in sight.

Property Details - Seaforth House

Maria said the home had attracted plenty of attention in its short life, with many people wanting to look inside to get inspiration for their own projects and designs.

“It’s that home in Seaforth that everybody knows and loves,” she said. “It’s a local icon.”

There are too many highlights of this home to mention, but there are a few standouts. Like the home office/ library, a sensory feast of built-in Oak cabinetry and shelving, or the kitchen with 40mm thick marble benchtop, marble splashback, Canterbury ‘Butler’ porcelain sink, Falcon Oven made by Arga with two ovens and grill, Plumm drawers and handpainted cupboards. Even the butler’s pantry has marble benches and splashback.

Interior Design - Seaforth House

Then there’s the sunny conservatory, and the north-facing poolside cabana, patio with barbecue and pizza oven and landscaped gardens. The pool is self-chlorinating and self-cleaning and has a spa attached with massage jets, while the level lawns are made for children to play on and the gardens will delight.

“It is really a very special home and a home for any ages,” Maria said.

“It’s a forever house, you will never want to leave it.”

 

Top 4 Tips For Keeping Those Entertaining Areas Toasty This Winter

12 June 2018
With Sydney suddenly hitting single digits on the temperature gauge, we need to try to stay warm as best we can this winter!
» Read more

Real Estate: Luxury Eastside Residence, Pool, Tennis Court, Stroll to Rail

30 April 2018
Showcasing sumptuous estate living, this near new family residence offers a flowing layout and entertainment spaces plus elegant outdoor leisure.
» Read more

Warrawee Story Part 3

17 April 2018
In this month's edition, we awill be showing you the interior components coming together for this master build in the Sydney suburb of Warrawee in Sydney's North Shore.
» Read more

INSPECTION: 7 Imhoff Place, Kenthurst this Saturday!

21 February 2018
A grand Kenthust home, designed by our team at Chateau, is open for Inspection this Saturday!
» Read more

Warrawee Story: Part 2

19 December 2017
Follow Chateau Architects + Builders start the construction phase of this magnificent Warrawee House in Sydney’s North Shore.
» Read more

Riverview Testimonial - A Warm Message From Some Past Clients

18 December 2017
A warm message from some past clients in Sydney's Lower North Shore!
» Read more

Warrawee Story: Part I

09 November 2017
Chateau Architects + Builders share the plans for a master built home in Warrawee within Sydney's Upper North Shore.
» Read more

Chateau Architects Builders Home Sold For A Record Sum

19 September 2017
A Chateau-built home in Pymble took out the title as the highest sale last week not only in Sydney but the state - and rightly so..
» Read more

SPRING FAIR | Saturday 9 September

11 September 2017
Chateau were Gold Sponsors for the biennial Wahroonga Public School Spring Fair. We love to get involved with the local community.
» Read more

St Ives Story: Part IV

04 September 2017
And here we are - the finished home. In this month's edition, we show you the finished custom home in final form located in Sydney's North Shore!
» Read more

St Ives Story: Part III

06 August 2017
In this month’s edition, we are exploring the interior components coming together for this master build in the Sydney suburb of St Ives.
» Read more

St Ives Story: Part II

05 July 2017
Chateau Architects + Builders delve into the exterior elements of this designer home in the heart of St Ives in Sydney’s North.
» Read more

St Ives Story: Part I

02 June 2017
Chateau Architects + Builders share the plans for their new custom home build in the heart of St Ives in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
» Read more

Architectural Designer Builders Provide The Best Value!

13 April 2017
What is the difference between a project home, an achitect + independent builder and an architectural designer builder?
» Read more

Turramurra House Video #2 - Client Interview

09 January 2017
We interviewed Kirsty, and she walks us through her stunning Turramurra House built by Chateau
» Read more

UPDATED Chateau Architects + Builders Houzz Profile

06 December 2016
We've recently added new photos, albums and Houzz "Ideabooks" to our online profile..
» Read more

Mosman House Video #2 - Client Interview

05 November 2016
Meet Kathy, the owner of the Mosman House. She talks us through the process of building her designer home with us
» Read more

Top Four Tips to Keep Warm This Winter

28 September 2016
Chateau Architects and Builders have some handy tips to stay warm for this particular chilly winter!
» Read more