Mosman Property: Luxury Beachside Living With Breathtaking Views
HE IS ONE OF MOSMAN'S MOST EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE AGENTS, WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. PIERS van HAMBURG HAS BEEN SELLING HOMES ON THE LOWER NORTH SHORE FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, AND THIS WEEK SHARES HIS "HOUSE OF THE WEEK" WITH MOSMAN COLLECTIVE.
By ANNA USHER.
When you ask Diana Sands to describe her beautiful beachside home of nearly twenty years, she doesn’t hesitate to answer.
“Our home is the happiest of spaces,” she says.
“It has been the place where friends meet, family gather – and love grows.
“We are beyond blessed to have called this place home, and there are so many brilliant memories attached to it.”
With her husband Richard, Diana has lived in the breath-taking sanctuary at 18 Kiora Ave, Mosman since 1988, but the time has come for the pair to downsize.
“The house is simply too big. We have five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a vast amount of space. And with our two daughters married and no longer living at home, a smaller place beckons.”
The Hamptons inspired home is bathed in natural light and boasts spectacular views over Chinamans Beach, Rosherville Reserve and across to Clontarf.
With its grand, elevated setting and an unrivalled position in an exclusive cul-de-sac, the home is just footsteps to the water, offering the ultimate in seaside living.
“The doors are always thrown open here, and the house is very much a perfect family home,” Diana tells Mosman Collective.
“And Rosherville Reserve is an off-leash park, so our little slice of paradise is also the ideal location for pets.
“We have enjoyed many family occasions in this home, and with five grandchildren, there has always been more than enough room at Christmas time.
"We will miss it very much, but it’s time for a new family or perhaps an executive couple to enjoy 18 Kiora Avenue.”
"To think that this secluded, stunning sanctuary is just a few minutes from the city, is truly incredible."
- Piers van Hamburg
The stunning interiors and generous layout provide multiple living areas, with scenic outlooks from every room, but it’s the natural beauty of this prestige Mosman enclave that truly sets the home apart.
Selling agent Piers van Hamburg from McGrath says 18 Kiora Avenue provides a rare opportunity to enjoy never-to-be-built-out views, over secluded Chinamans Beach and beyond.
“This unrivalled location is one of Sydney’s secret spots and the home offers the very best when it comes to luxury living,” Piers says.
“The bedrooms are incredibly generous in size, and the walk-in wardrobes are perfect if you’re requiring a teenage retreat, or au pair accommodation.
“And an elegant master suite features stunning harbour views, with a private deck, so it’s very much a perfect space to relax.
"This unrivalled location is one of Sydney’s secret spots, and the home offers the very best when it comes to luxury living.”
- Piers van Hamburg
“I was amazed when I visited the home, not just because of its beauty, but it’s just so close to the water.
"In fact, you can even hear the wash of the waves from the terraces.”
Three of the four travertine/terrazzo bathrooms are fitted with underfloor heating for comfort, and exquisite stone craftsmanship is evident - with an opulent limestone staircase that joins the ground floor entry to the first floor.
“This property is premium in every single way,” Piers says.
“The kitchen, as you would expect, is beautiful – and the owners have even taken the hassle out of carrying groceries, with a handy inclinator to do all the heavy lifting!
“To think that this secluded, stunning sanctuary is just a few minutes from the city, is truly incredible.
“It’s a rare offering for a family or couple looking for a large home in a blue ribbon, world class location.”