Sydney’s prestigious island home

Sydney’s prestigious island home

One of the most prestigious homes on a Sydney island has quietly come to market with pavilions of accommodation, a historic wheel house and a deepwater jetty that can take a 50’ yacht.

Award-winning builder Ryan Stidwill designed the Scotland Island estate alongside the owners creating a main house, a self-contained boat house, a guest pavilion and studio in the old wheel house.

Media and advertising couple Peter and Kylie Norton bought 810sqm of waterfront land on the island 32km north of the Sydney CBD back in 2006 and commissioned the local builder to create a cutting-edge home.

The home has walls of glass, recycled timber throughout, numerous spots to entertain and an olive-tree lined courtyard at the rear.

Number 125 Florence Tce is for sale with a guide of $3.8 million to $4.1 million through Belle Mona Vale and with offers closing Thursday March 7.

Agent Kevin Packham said the property is one of the most prestigious of the island which has 380 homes and which is home to about 1000 people.

According to CoreLogic the top sale is $5.65 million in 2013 and there were two sales last year for $5 million and $4.23 million.

At the water’s edge of this property beside the 30m long jetty there is a self-contained boat house with full wall that opens to the water, a complete kitchen and waterfront lawn for alfresco dining.

The main pavilion is very private with open-plan lounge and dining area, a semi-commercial kitchen opening to a deck and a courtyard lined with olive trees. The main bedroom has a spa bathroom with equally gorgeous close water views.


The Nortons swim from the jetty, entertain in the gardens and beside the water and can accommodate guests in the guest pavilion or the old Wheel House at the back of the land.

Many homes on Scotland Island are weekender homes but the Nortons have called The Wheel House home. They are now downsizing and Mr Packham said he expected this significant property will attract eastern suburbs buyers wanting a high-end holiday home.

This property is opposite Newport and five minutes boat ride to Church Point where there is new expanded residents parking, mooring, a restaurant and a gourmet deli.

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