Breathing new life into the 1884 structure, Moreton Manor, the heritage showpiece of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, will soon be transformed by Mirvac.
Acquired from the Benevolent Society in 2013, the estate will be redesigned by two of Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary architects, Tina Engelen and Will Fung of CO-AP Architects.
A fusion of old and new, plus a brand new wing that introduces the essentials of contemporary living, the design marries a Modernist sensibility with heritage sensitivity. As these renders show, the original home is clearly defined but will merge seamlessly with the modern additions, the two bound together by a glass catwalk.
Underfoot, traditional timbers will lead onto flamed stone floors, double height light-infused living spaces add an extra fillip of grandeur to already high ceilings and a bank of French doors open from the casual living area to an outdoor entertaining area and cabana, landscaped gardens and an infinity edge lap pool overlooking neighbouring Dickson Park.
Contemporary materials will complement the heritage palette of Australian hardwoods, painted masonry and cast iron lace work. The kitchen will leave no doubt about its luxury pedigree with a stunning use of contrasting black and white marble to form a sophisticated entertaining hub and preparation bench, complemented by an expansive butler’s pantry.
The home will feature five bedrooms and three bathrooms, two living rooms, formal dining, a library, study, wine room, butler’s pantry and four secure basement parking spots.
Moreton Manor is being offered as a 1,144 square metre allotment made up of private landscaped grounds. Palisade fencing bordered by hedging will provide privacy at the front of the property, which leads onto the park-like gardens, framed by 100-year-old Moreton Bay fig trees.
Moreton Manor will be sold exclusively through Ray White Double Bay.