A time-warp Mediterranean mansion instantly recognised by lower north shore locals is up for rent – but if you’re looking for clean lines and minimalist interiors – it’s time to avert your eyes!
Known as the “Wedding Cake” house, the opulent three-storey castle with its stark white exterior of columns, arches and statues is a Mediterranean time warp, unchanged since it was built in 1982.
23 Battle Boulevard Seaforth was built in 1982 and remains completely unchanged, inside and out.
Spread out over three luxury levels, 23 Battle Boulevard makes a massive statement from the street, but what’s on the inside will genuinely take your breath away.
A grand formal entry with huge windows, hand-carved balustrades and a mind-blowing “stalactite ceiling” – complete with chandelier – is the first hint that a world of dazzling décor and unique interiors awaits.
The grand formal entry at 23 Battle Boulevard. Image: Graham Monro.
“The decorative ceilings and mouldings are one-of-a-kind, created by craftsmen we had shipped out from Greece,” the homeowner tells Mosman Collective.
“My mother was inspired by Greek, French and Italian architecture, and you can see elements of all three cultures.
“Our house looks like a three-tiered wedding cake, but we are proud of its iconic local status.”
The formal dining and living room at Seaforth’s “wedding cake” house.
But the unparalleled views of the Spit Bridge and Middle Harbour almost take a backseat to the bespoke finishes found inside.
On the middle level, you’ll find a furnished formal dining and lounge room with heavy blue velvet curtains trimmed with gold, European artwork, immaculate original Axminster carpet – and more chandeliers.