Award-winning interior stylist Amanda Smythe’s remodeled home is up for sale with a $4.4 million price guide.
When Ms. Smythe decided to renovate her home in Naremburn in 2018, she proved herself ahead of the game (and the pandemic) by designing a retreat with wellness at its core.
The result was a celebration of contemporary Australian life – a home that invited the outdoors in and the family in the garden to soak up the fresh air and enjoy the patio and heated pool.
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It was so successful that the design was featured in a 2019 Grand Designs Australia article on interior design moving towards the concept of wellness.
“It really is a style that I think is a reflection of contemporary Australian life,” says Ms Smythe of the Hamptons feel of the house.
“This includes lots of warmth and natural textures with an emphasis on indoor and outdoor flow and making the most of the natural environment with tons of natural light, airflow, views and open spaces.”
“We did a complete makeover – it was a head-to-toe renovation. We put the pool in the pool and added a whole new level to create the parental retreat.”
But not only the parents benefited from the renovation.
A teen retreat flows down to the pool, providing more than enough space for a growing family.
That turned out to be indispensable a few years later during the lockdown.
Belle Property Neutral Bay seller David Benjafield says the home’s layout and north-to-back view are some of his favorite features.
“I like the versatility the house offers,” he says.
“Also in a central location.”
Mrs. Smythe says she will miss the “village feel” of the neighborhood, as well as her neighbors, with whom she has become good friends.
“Waking up every morning with the sun rising over the valley is also pretty special,” she says.
Behind its beautiful facade, the house has three floors of designer living space with three living areas and four bedrooms.
Features include engineered oak floorboards, double glazed windows and views of Northbridge from the top floor.
Records show that the house last traded in 2012 for $1,290,000.
Matthew, Mrs. Smythe’s husband, is the director of Belle Property Neutral Bay.
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Originally published as Naremburn home of interior stylist Amanda Smythe listed with a $4.4 million guidebook