In every crown, one jewel shines more brightly than the others, catching your eye, holding your gaze. Quambie is that jewel.
This stunning, architect designed property, built in early 2000, ticks all the boxes. Set amongst beautiful bushland and sitting pretty on a large, placid lagoon, it's a dream come true for nature lovers, tree changers, retirees and growing families. It would also make an ideal weekend getaway if you're based in Newcastle or Sydney.
Situated on almost 12 very private, park-like acres just five minutes from the historic Lower Hunter Valley town of Paterson, this award-winning, rendered brick, 219sqm residence with its resort-style ambience is constructed and styled to exacting luxury standards.
With a majestic courtyard entrance flanked by large urns, pond and palms, this glorious retreat is spread over four pavilions. The home opens through custom-built, French-style cedar doors to a versatile floorplan. Its north-eastern wall of glass windows and doors delivers stunning views from every room and seamlessly integrates indoor/outdoor living and entertainment.
Quambie's main pavilion is the home's hub. It boasts free-flowing, light-filled formal and informal living and dining zones which merge fluidly with the elegant alfresco dining and entertainment area overlooking a saltwater wet-edge swimming pool, large, natural lagoon covered with water lilies with wooden jetty and sophisticated gardens. This pavilion is also where you'll find the contemporary gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, stainless-steel benchtops and island breakfast bar.
All four pavilions feature a neutral colour palette, vaulted ceilings, high-set windows, and quality fixtures and fittings, including custom-made blinds, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Keep cosy in winter with the living area's Eco-Smart biofuel fireplace.
The master bedroom in pavilion two features a walk-in robe, dressing room and stylish Villaroy & Boch-fitted ensuite with vanity, shower and toilet, with a serene view over a beautiful enclosed private courtyard garden.
Then there's pavilion three, which houses two queen-size bedrooms, each with built-in robes and superb garden and lagoon views, and the modern main bathroom with vanity, bath, shower and separate toilet. There is also a spacious, light-filled sunroom.
The fourth pavilion on the edge of the main courtyard hosts a suite-sized bedroom. Suitable for use as a large studio, games room, office or private guest accommodation, this haven accesses a third beautifully fitted bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet. Adjacent is the spacious laundry with ample bench, storage space and linen closet.
Approximately half of the property's gently undulating grounds are given over to lawns and established gardens with specimen trees, while the remainder is wooded and includes two more wonderful lagoons. With the erection of internal paddock fencing, Quambie would be suitable for horses.
The house is serviced by three poly tanks (two 22,500L and one 5,000L) and two other poly tanks for garden watering. There is also a lockable garden shed. Undercover parking for three cars (with ample space for visitors' parking) and an attractive workshop completes the package.
Only five minutes' drive from Paterson and with its proximity to the region's estates and wineries and the Hunter's major regional centres of Maitland (15 minutes) and Newcastle (45 minutes), and with Sydney only 2.25 hours away, Quambie is stylish and alluring: luxury in nature, the ultimate lifestyle residence and an idyllic sanctuary for creativity and relaxation.