This impressive house on Pittwater was once the place for a school from the 1880s. Children were gathered by boat from the community of Pittwater suburbs and brought to this place, the school leader lived next door in a three-bedroom house.
Owner Christine Young said that the country had been donated to a public school and was a lovely position in a pocket protected from the winds and still enjoying beautiful views of the water.
Christine and Roy Young had hoped to preserve a part of the Victorian era building, but it was in bad repair and had no legacy profit. Eventually, architect David Naylor approached to create a large home with almost all rooms overlooking Pittwater.
"Only the billiards room and the survey have no prospect," said Mrs Young.
"There are even a few steps between the dining room and the living room, so you can be in the dining room and look over the lounge to the view," she said.
The two story house on 2121 Pittwater Rd, Church Point is located on a wide 1347sqm block, the rooms are large and there are many customized features.
Mr Young is the founder of Roy Young Chemists, the first discount chemistry in Australia. When retired in 2000, he had 110 employees on his books and had many business skills.
His pride and joy in the property is a custom-built wine cellar built of South American myrtle, temperature and humidity controlled and big enough to take 4000 bottles of wine.
The house also has four storage rooms, an underground 4-car garage and a large pool room with wet bar.
The billiard room was added in 2008 and opens to the backyard.
At the front of the house is the kitchen, the relaxed living and dining room all open to the cozy terrace by the pool.
The main bedroom is on its own wing and includes a private balcony, walk-in wardrobe, spa ensuite and five-meter long home office with built-in cabinet.
This is a large home carefully maintained by a chemist with an eye for detail. It is also an easy walk to cafes, restaurants and the Bayview coastal walkway.
The property will be auctioned on May 19 through LJ Hooker Mona Vale.