This jaw-dropping Killcare Heights home is the family home of journalist turned corporate high flyer, Lee Casey.
Featured in numerous design publications, the pavilion-style property at 32 Macdonald St is truly one of a kind.
Sandstone, copper and hardwoods are the defining material, grounding the entire residence within the surrounding landscape, while delivering a singular design vision of understated beauty and calm.
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With sweeping ocean views reaching out as far as the heads of Sydney Harbour, Mr Casey’s wife Chris said that among other things, the unimpeded view was the highlight of the home.
“I have been so fortunate to have lived here,” she said.
“My favourite room in the house is the main bedroom because it’s extremely large and has these floor-to-ceiling windows…waking up there has just been incredible. My husband spent a lot of time in the study, but that also had a view too. That’s the thing about this house – you can see the ocean from almost everywhere.”
The award-winning home is the result of an inspired collaboration between acclaimed architect Jorge Hrdina and John Fielding of Bellevarde Constructions.
Mrs Casey said that the sandstone features were Hrdina’s idea, inspired by the natural surroundings.
With a designer kitchen, custom joinery, protected interior decks and plunge pool acting as suntrap for the home and an awe-inspiring infinity pool overlooking the beach, every little aspect has been carefully thought out with not an expense spared.
After Mr Casey’s retirement, he moved to Killcare, where he was deeply involved in the local community, writing the well-known book about the region titled ‘The Bouddi Peninsula: a very special place”.
Mr Casey, who started his career as a cadet journalist in 1954, went on to work at the Telegraph in Brisbane before becoming one of the most successful CEO’s at the Australian Associated Press and later went on to conceive and implement the idea for AAPT, the third-biggest telecommunications company in Australia.
No. 32 Macdonald St, Killcare Heights is listed with Cathy Baker from Belle Property Killcare and has a price guide of $5 million.