By Valerie Khoo – This article first appeared in the Northern Beaches Review
4 BED | 2 BATH | 1 CAR
PRICE: $19.5 million
AGENCY: LJ Hooker Palm Beach
AGENT: Peter Robinson – 0401219077
Expressions of interest close 28th April 2021
Gael and Francesco Boglione have listed ‘Gaelforce’, their Spanish Mission-style house with deep waterfrontage overlooking Pittwater. Listed with Peter Robinson of LJ Hooker Palm Beach, it’s set to appeal to those who want a trophy home on the peninsula.
The 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 3-car spot home at 995 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach is being marketed with a unique addition: the gorgeous homewares are part of the deal, too.
“There are very few homes with deepwater frontage in Palm Beach,” says Peter. “Only two of those have access to the sandy beach as well – and this is one of them.”
When the Bogliones first acquired the home in 2006, they chose to retain the character and craftsmanship of the original build with their renovation. “It feels like a small luxury hotel with seven suites,” says Peter. The interiors were designed by London-based Gael and most of the furniture will be included in the sale of the home, including Murano lamps, vintage finds and Catchpole & Rye bathroom fixtures.
With a swimming pool that juts out onto the water, it also features a large boathouse with entertaining facilities so you can use it as a fancy cabana or even as a self-contained retreat.
However, it’s the unique European sophistication set against the laidback coastal Australian backdrop that’s likely to garner interest from local and international buyers. Surrounded by angophora trees, there are wide terraces overlooking Pittwater and spectacular views from living areas and bedrooms.
With the Bogliones living in the UK and travel restrictions making it a challenge to visit, the couple has decided to let go of their prized property. “It’s incredible for entertaining,” says Peter. “It will appeal to buyers who may be looking for a part-time residence where they can also accommodate guests, and buyers looking for a permanent home.”