Relaxing in a pacific Buddha courtyard, surrounded by bird’s nest ferns, orchids and soaring cabbage-tree palms, it’s easy to suppose that one has been magically ecstatic to Bali. And that’s accurately a ambience that this home’s builder, David Livingstone, envisaged when he designed a bower for himself, fixing it Cahaya Puri or Shining Palace.
Tucked into a easeful slot stable from southerlies next a Bilgola bends, a home’s U-shaped blueprint was an early adopter of a trend for inside-outside living. Three connected pavilions disremember a sensuous pleasant garden, with a glass-ceilinged family room during a heart. “In Bali, this room would be open to a sky; a potion emulates that feel while charity continue protection,” owners Anne and Colin Spencer say.
A laid-back room, it flows out to a labyrinth garden where H2O kindly tinkles in koi-filled ponds and glow-worms nest on a 300-year-old palms.
Lifestyle: Bilgola bower has Bali feel
Timber is a distinguished underline of a sandstock section home with bold, unprotected roof beams and trusses as good as stacking doors whose panes are distant by joist glazing bars. “Craftsmen from Bali spent 3 months here adzing a timberwork,” Anne says.
Intricately-carved Balinese church doors lead into twin bedrooms. “Apparently they were lifted to keep a bad spirits out of a bedrooms.”
It’s usually 200 metres to Bilgola beach that has always been my beach of choice as it’s off a categorical road, quiet, and a surf’s great!Peter Robinson, LJ Hooker Palm Beach
While others might have been tempted to paint a joist white for a beach-house feel, a Spencers felt “that would have compromised a building’s firmness “. Instead, they opted to implement a complicated kitchen and bathrooms and contemporise a interiors by seat and artworks, many by Anne, whose paintings are desirous by a garden.
The integrate are downsizing and representative Peter Robinson is quite eager by a skill as he grew adult in a suburb. “I would adore to live in this house,” he exclaims. “It’s usually 200 metres to Bilgola beach that has always been my beach of choice as it’s off a categorical road, quiet, and a surf’s great!”
5 Bilgola Ave, Bilgola
Guide $3.7 million – $3.85 million
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2+ garage
Built 1980s, renovated 2000s
Land 710 square metres
Inspect By appointment
Auction Apr 7
Agent LJ Hooker Palm Beach, 0401 21 90 77
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