House Hunting? Local Mansion For Sale With A $20 Million Price Tag
EVER WONDERED WHAT IT’S LIKE BEHIND THE FRONT DOORS OF OUR MOST SPECTACULAR HOMES? THIS YEAR, MOSMAN COLLECTIVE IS UNLOCKING THE MANSION GATES, TO BRING YOU REGULAR AND EXCLUSIVE V.I.P ACCESS, INSIDE OUR MOST LAVISH LOCAL PROPERTIES.
By ANNA USHER
He's the uber-agent who's sold some of Sydney's most remarkable homes, chalking up an incredible $280 million in local property sales over the past 12 months.
And 2018 looks to be another spectacular year for McGrath Mosman’s Michael Coombs, who’s already busy with a swag of luxury listings, including one that's left him “absolutely breathless”.
Take a peek inside 8 Wonga Rd, Cremorne, and you’ll understand why.
With eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and palatial multi-level living areas, Michael tells Mosman Collective the home is an architectural masterpiece.
It also comes with a jaw dropping price tag.
Are you ready for it?
TWENTY. MILLION. DOLLARS.
“To say this home is world class is an extreme under statement,” he says.
“Walking in for the first time, you're forgiven for thinking you’ve entered a luxury American ranch, with the most grand proportions imaginable.
"It is nothing short of incredible, and one of the most stunning residences I've ever seen."
For the right family, Michael says the vast estate is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity.
With almost 1000 square metres of internal space, owner and designer Antony Tisch has created a truly palatial home with seemingly endless features.
Set over five levels (and yes, there is an inclinator and internal lift!) it boasts three kitchens, a bar, multiple entertaining terraces, a jetty, a pontoon with deep water berthing - and a boatshed.
"Then there's the gym, the heated pool, the spa, the sauna - and the outdoor fireplace," Michael Coombs continues.
"I could go on forever about this spectacular property. No expense has been spared, but the end result is a lesson in refined luxury.
"Nothing about this place is ostentatious.
"Even the gardens are absolutely beautiful and the property is not only tranquil - it's completely private," he says.
With sweeping, panoramic views across Willoughby Bay, 8 Wonga Rd, Cremorne is every bit the "dream home", already capturing the attention of prospective buyers from the eastern suburbs.
"We have plenty of buyers from the east who are looking to move to the Mosman area now," Michael said.
"We have good schools, a great community vibe, and there's a lot more bang for your buck when you compare Mosman or Cremorne to Point Piper.
"I mean, why wouldn't you want to live on the lower north shore - we have the best of everything - including houses!"
Michael says February is shaping up to be a big month for prestige sales, with a number of dress circle properties hitting the market in the next few weeks.
"We're finding that buyers who spend big money on luxury homes intend to live in them for the next twenty years," he said.
"A few years ago there was a lot more movement (in the market), because kids left home as soon as they finished school and then parents downsized.
"But with adult children living at home for much longer these days, the family compound is proving popular for people with large families."
So if you have a few kids, a fat wallet, and a lazy twenty million dollars - then 8 Wonga Rd, Cremorne, could be just the thing for you!