Proudly named Osmond, the original Tudor-style home was built in 1938. This luxury character home is set upon an idyllic block in St Lucia.
With its steeply pitched gabled roof of red terracotta tiles, decorative timbering and framework, red brick and stucco exterior, groupings of leaded windows and thick chimney reflecting the style’s most notable characteristics. While the front of the home retains its 1930s charm, the interiors offer the best of both worlds with its sensitively renovated original character features and breathtaking modern extension.
In the brand new open plan living rooms, the 4.8 metre cathedral ceiling adds a grand sense of space and volumetric interest. The bright modern kitchen includes a large island bench with bar seating, stone benches, hidden tap, shaker cabinets lending a handcrafted feel, freestanding ILVE 900 millimetre oven and induction cooktop, Miele appliances, Qasair rangehood, mosaic splashback, granite sinks, ample storage, soft-close drawers and a butler’s pantry. The dining table comes with inbuilt bench seating with storage along the corner wall allowing for additional guests. Other standout features include curved walls and clerestory windows allowing natural light to pour into the space.
The home is aided by internal French timber doors and ironbark timber floorboards. The cosy formal lounge in the original part of the home features leadlight windows and wood burning fireplace There is also a sitting room ideal for music practise, long conversations or a quiet reading. Ascend the grand staircase with its classic timber balustrade to the upstairs master bedroom with romantic Juliette balcony. Other bedrooms feature walk-in-robes and overlook the leafy treetops. Providing plenty of flexibility, the new downstairs master bedroom includes a stylish modern ensuite with Carrara marble tiles, shower niche and above counter basins with designer tapware. It connects to the large walk-in-wardrobe making getting ready a happy occasion all in itself.
The new covered patio with feature ceiling fan overlooks the sparkling 9.5 metre modern salt water pool. A beautifully landscaped and irrigated garden complete with a large and grassy level lawn and other features of this incredible home include plantation shutters throughout, large laundry room, laundry chute, lockable storage in the large garage, full air-conditioning with ducted and split systems throughout, full fly-screening, traditional hills hoist and 200 plus bottle exposed brick wine cellar.