When Steve Smith and his wife Tash purchased a clear block of land in Seaforth back in 2012, they had a vision for a dream home. One of the main design principles they wanted to achieve was to ensure the layout of the house flowed seamlessly. The result is a home where you can walk 360 degrees around the central courtyard.
Steve, who is founder and CEO of recruitment business Sirius People, says it was inspired by a childhood friend's home. "It was a long farmhouse with a staircase at each end," he says. "Everything flowed, you never had to walk back to get to a certain room."
After two years of planning and 18 months of construction, the couple and their four kids aged four to 12 moved into the home, which was designed around a unique colour palette. "Tash had a picture of an old gum tree. The colours were greys, browns and white so the house is designed around that colour scheme which means it's very natural and relaxing."
Steve says they've used natural products such as marble, stone and timber. Keen to also use recycled products, they also sourced recycled bricks from a brickyard in Stanmore. "We water blasted them on the outside wall and acid washed them on the inside wall."
With expansive Middle Harbour views, it also features a home theatre, pool, outdoor kitchen, wine cellar and accommodation wing. "There are beautiful breezes coming over the water. On weekends, we're often by the pool and, in the evening, we're having family time in the lounge or the cinema room. You can see Chatswood to the south, Bantry Bay, Sugarloaf Bay and even planes landing at Mascot in the distance. I don't think you can get better views in Seaforth."
30A Castle Circuit, Seaforth
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Price guide: $9 million
Expressions of interest by February 26
Chris Elliot, Stone Real Estate Seaforth: 0410416066
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