Nestled in the picturesque suburb of Arcadia, a grand country estate spanning over 10 hectares has been listed for sale with price expectations of up to $10 million.
Situated at 3 Calabash Road, this impressive property boasts a five-bedroom, five-bathroom stately house surrounded by meticulously maintained formal gardens and native Australian flora. With a natural spring at the rear, this estate offers the perfect blend of luxury and tranquillity.
The main residence, designed in an 18th-century colonial architectural style, exudes elegance and sophistication. Features such as concrete columns, copper guttering, and ornate mouldings showcase the attention to detail that went into its construction.
Inside, the home offers expansive living spaces, gas fireplaces, and a well-appointed entertainer’s kitchen. French doors open up to a wraparound balcony, allowing residents to enjoy the fresh air and stunning views.
Connected to the main house is a secondary residence, complete with its own kitchen and teenage retreat. Additionally, the property boasts a lower-level rumpus room and dedicated billiards rooms.
The rear void section of the house has development approval to be converted into a self-contained apartment, which could include a separate entrance, gym, wet bar, office, and bathroom. This lower level opens up to an inviting 12.5m inground pool, a four-person spa, and a brand new poolside cabana and deck pavilion.
The estate also offers ample space for vehicles and storage. With two lock-up garages, a 500 sqm Colorbond shed, and an extensive network of driveways and pathways, there is room for more than 15 cars, a workshop space, and additional storage. Two large dams, including a 2000 sqm main dam that is seven meters deep, add to the property’s charm.
Knight Frank agents Luke Hayes and Oliver Stillman are representing the vendor, a prominent local business owner, in the sale of this exceptional property. With price expectations ranging between $9 million and $10 million, Hayes believes that the estate’s rare land parcel, spanning over 10 hectares, is one of its most attractive features. Over 3.6 hectares of the property are arable, making it suitable for adding paddocks, a horse arena, or additional sheds.
“The main and secondary residence is impressive, having been designed in an 18th-century colonial period architectural style with classical interior details,” said Hayes. “The stately entrance foyer leads to a selection of expansive living spaces with gas fireplaces, an entertainer’s kitchen, and covered alfresco space.”
Stillman added that properties of this calibre, offering development potential, are highly sought after in the current market. With the flexibility to subdivide, subject to approvals, buyers have the opportunity to capitalize on the property’s superb convenience.
“Favorably located with connectivity to shopping precincts, prestigious schools, the waterways of Berowra, and Sydney CBD, this Arcadia property offers an idyllic country lifestyle with easy access to everyday conveniences,” said Stillman.
Buyers at this end of the market, particularly those interested in development potential, are less impacted by interest rate rises, making this estate an appealing investment opportunity. The property is expected to attract a range of buyers, including owner-occupiers, investors, and developers.
“It will appeal to owner-occupiers who enjoy a country lifestyle but with accessibility to the city and ocean, with Sydney less than an hour away,” said Stillman. “Buyers interested in horses and agriculture will also be interested, with the sizable arable land on the property.”
With its exquisite architecture, expansive living spaces, and vast potential for development, this grand country estate in Arcadia presents a rare opportunity for those seeking a luxurious retreat within easy reach of city amenities. Don’t miss your chance to secure this slice of paradise in Sydney’s northwest.