A spectacular oasis constructed by late stockbroker Rene Rivkin on the northern banks of Sydney’s Hawkesbury River has come up on the market.
The property sits on 4ha of land shared with Sentry Rock, the landmark believed to have been utilized by Captain Arthur Phillip as he explored the Hawkesbury within the 1780s.
Mr Rivkin constructed the ‘Appalachian-style’ cabin greater than 20 years in the past utilizing Australian Cypress logs and it was bought a couple of months after his loss of life in 2005, earlier than reselling an extra two instances together with in 2017 for $4.5m.
The vendor is Louise Cordina of Cordina Farms, who has made substantial enhancements and renovations to the Spencer property all through her possession. At present it has seven bedrooms, seven loos, a cinema room, wine cellar and a supervisor’s quarters.
“The eye to element and the enhancements the homeowners have made to an already nice property are flawless,” Harris Iverson’s Trent Iverson stated.
Mr Iverson is providing the property with Cullen Royle’s Deborah Cullen by way of an expressions of curiosity marketing campaign. The pair have set a information of $12m.
Mr Iverson stated the property is quite distinctive in that it’s one of some properties within the space that simply be accessed by each boat and automobile.
“It’s actually uncommon to get one thing like this on the river that has so few neighbours,” he stated.
The downstairs dwelling space has an enormous hearth, a wine cellar with a lodge room and a spiral staircase carved into the rock that results in a jacuzzi and sauna.
The gardens embrace a lily pond, the famed Sentry Rock, sprawling lawns and a 20m man-made waterfall. There may be additionally a World Battle II munitions barge used for mooring river boats.
In whole, there are seven buildings on the 4ha property together with a workshop, supervisor’s quarters, leisure pavilion and a rest room advanced.
Different options embrace a helicopter touchdown pad, two waterfalls, a pizza oven, firepit and a ship ramp alongside the 30m marina berth.
The realm is encircled by noteworthy nationwide parks abounding in Aboriginal and European historical past together with the convict-built Previous Nice North Highway that after related Sydney and Newcastle.
Majority of presumably patrons are anticipated to be excessive web price patrons after a non-public property that’s inside attain of Sydney.
“We’ve seen a shift in patrons who would have as soon as be after a weekender now need one thing they completely dwell in,” Mr Iverson stated.
“It’s only 90 minutes by automobile or 20 minute journey by helicopter to the centre of Sydney.”
Expressions of curiosity shut on the Spencer property are as a consequence of shut on December 11.
Further reporting by Aidan Devine.