Interior designer Nicole Vatselias of LuMu Interiors has listed her glamorous Vaucluse home for sale with Ray White Double Bay associate director Warren Ginsberg with a $6 million guide.
The super-stylish Ms Vatselias, whose famous homeware store is in Transvaal Ave, Double Bay, has a passion for black and white.
This, and her appreciation for the best in contemporary design, is evident in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at 17 Boambilee Ave, Vaucluse, which has a three-car lockup garage and is on a 990 sqm block.
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When Ms Vatselias bought the 1940s two-storey property — home for herself, partner Shannon Hsu, daughter Luella, 16, son Murphy, 13, five dogs, two cats and several goldfish, it was a poky, mouldy, 1980s-style space.
She’s since transformed it into the luxurious home you see now: the outdoor entertainment area with resort-style pool and cabana is reminiscent of a movie star’s home in the Hollywood Hills.
“This is an extremely amazing and unique offering in Vaucluse,” Mr Ginsberg said.
Inside, there’s a slick white gourmet kitchen, with Ilve gas oven, and plenty of wall space in the living, dining, formal lounge and TV room to fill with your own paintings and designer pieces.
The master bedroom features a walk-in-robe and a luxurious ensuite.
The property also has a large internal laundry, airconditioning, underhouse storage, wine cellar and workshop.
The blue-chip harbourside location is tightly held but highly sought after — it’s close by
Parsley Bay Beach and Nielsen Park.
A range of good private schools such as Kincoppal-Rose Bay Junior School, Reddam House and Sydney Grammar preparatory schools are nearby, as are good local schools such as Vaucluse Public, St Michael’s preschool and Finn Clara school.
The property is scheduled for March 28 auction.
CoreLogic data indicates the home last traded for $4,085,000 in 2014.