A luxury beachfront residence perched practically on the sand of Parsley Bay, this Vaucluse dream house has been meticulously redesigned by passionate owners who know a thing or two about fashion.
Vendors Phil Staub, former executive chairman of General Pants Co. and his wife Jackie Vidor, granddaughter of the late billionaire Victor Smorgon, bought the 1128sq m property in 2006 for $6.1m according to records and set about renovating the original 1980s house.
Laing + Simmons Double Bay principal D’Leanne Lewis now has an $18m guide in an expressions of interest campaign for the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion with a four-car garage at 4 Parsley Rd.
“It’s extremely rare to find a front row setting like this, especially with the incredible view,” says Lewis.
“The most special thing about this beautiful home is its direct beachfront access with a wide water frontage.”
Early last year, the couple sold their major shareholding of General Pants Co to Alquemie Group, the umbrella group with an interest in Lego, Surfstitch, National Geographic as well as Ginger and Smart.
The deal was reportedly inked for $60m. Still in the rag trade, however, the pair remain major shareholders of fashion brand Ksubi, which they co-own with Jackie’s family business, the Victor Smorgon Group.
“Jackie and Phil are downsizing from their beloved Parsley Bay home,” said Lewis.
“Magnificently positioned right on the beach, the house has been extensively and luxuriously renovated by George Livisianis Interiors and Architecture to maximise its versatile harbour, beach and park views.
“The gardens, curated by Daniel Bafsky of 360 Degrees Landscape Architects, create a private oasis, including a sculpture garden and an over-pool bridge leading to the main entrance.
“With a ‘no expense spared’ approach to the design and interiors, the house maintains a unique modernist aesthetic.
“After many happy years enjoying the home, it is time for these recent empty nesters to move on.”
Over five levels, the home features multiple spaces for a choice of entertaining throughout more than 500sq m of internal footprint.
There are several alfresco spaces which spill out from a number of formal in informal living zones.
The state-of-the-art gas kitchen, which is home to a full suite of Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, sits centre stage between a large dining room and expansive family room with bespoke bar.
A vast formal lounge room feeds out to a deep terrace facing the bay below and the neighbouring main bedroom houses a five-star hotel inspired double ensuite.
The superior retreat also has a dressing room and a private water-facing terrace.
Other spacious accommodation includes four more bedrooms on the second floor, each with ensuites and built-in wardrobes.
This level features a teenager’s retreat, two balconies and a huge family-friendly laundry.
Down on the lower level there is another versatile space with an adjoining bathroom plus steam room making it suitable for a guest room or gym.
Outdoors the contemporary gardens showcase matures trees, pebblecrete, Terrazzo and sandstone paving as well as a unique UV system swimming pool with bridge and direct access to the sand at Parsley Bay.
There is also a double lock up garage and plenty of storage for boards and kayaks.