Words simply won’t ever do it justice — especially when you see it from the air.
It’s almost impossible to believe that something of this size, beauty and calibre can still exist so close to the Sydney CBD.
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And yet here it is — 394 Wyong Rd, Duffys Forest — just over two hectares of rolling green lawns peppered with award-winning gardens and pond with fountain, 25m pool and a world-class equestrian complex that will have the hearts of horse lovers racing.
The facilities include six stables, massive self-contained guest accommodation, floodlit Olympic-sized jumps arena, round yard, and nine immaculate paddocks with shelters — there’s even a galloping track that encircles the perimeter of the property.
Then there’s the seven-bedroom house, a palatial feast of size and luxury that still manages to feel warm and inviting.
With a resort-style pavilion design, the home flows from one luxury living area to the next.
They flow to a sprawling, north-facing deck that has a concealed barbecue, integrated bar area, and overlooks the heated pool.
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The pool is partially covered in the centre by the home, with terraces on either side.
The grounds are also a standout — last year landscape architect Joanna Green was awarded a gold medal at the 2018 LNA Masters Landscapers Association Awards, for her work on the property.
Not only did Ms Green and her team design and build the gardens, they have also maintained them for the past decade.
Property owners Izzi and Simone Melhem have loved every minute of living here with their family.
“It’s rare to find a home and location like this,” Mr Melhem said.
Mrs Melhem said the community spirit was outstanding.
“Living on acreage so close to the beaches and around 30 minutes to the city really give us the best of both worlds,” she said.
“Waking up to the misty mornings and the serenity of the country life is something else. Where else in Sydney can you see horses strolling down the street?”
The property is for sale by expressions of interest, closing on April 11, with a price guide of $10,500,000-$11,500,000. For more information contact Shayne Hutton at Sydney Country Living: Shayne Hutton; or Darren Curtis, at Ken Jacobs Christie’s International Real Estate.