Coronavirus dream home: Move into Vaucluse mansion now and self-isolate with your family

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37 Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse has a price guide of $14 million to $15 million in an expressions of interest campaign.

I can think of no better place to self-isolate with the family than this beautiful Spanish Mission-style Vaucluse residence — and a place to enjoy for many years beyond the current crisis.

There’s certainly been plenty of interest — an offer has already been received just below the price guide of $14 million to $15 million that was rejected.

The six-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom north-facing home with three-car garage at 37 Wentworth Rd — originally scheduled for April 4 auction — has now moved to an expressions of interest campaign to comply with PM Scott Morrison’s announcement last night that auctions are banned.

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The home has multiple luxurious internal spaces where families can spread out.

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Chill out here with a view of the pool.

Open homes are also banned, but the property can be viewed by prearranged appointment with Ray White Double Bay principal Elliott Placks (0402 149 917) or conjunction agent Sotheby’s International Realty managing director, Michael Pallier (0417 371522).

Mr Placks said: “To have your living room, garden and pool all on the same level and have these spectacular views is such a rare commodity in the east.”

The temptation to move straight into a brand new residence, where all the hard work has been done — it can take three years of planning to create something like this — would be tempting for many in the east at the moment.

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Harbour views …

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Even from the pool.

There are all the latest luxurious designer fixtures and finishes, sunny terraces, a landscaped lawn around a swimming pool — even a nine-metre wall of cascading greenery in the garden.

And with such a wide street frontage on its 930 sqm block, there are simply amazing harbour views from almost every room. The rooftop offers 360-degree views.

The property is owned by Julian Babarczy, the Regal Funds Management portfolio manager, and his wife, Olivia, who owns interior design business The Interior Collective. Not surprisingly, Mrs Babarczy did the interiors of the extraordinary home.

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The grand Spanish Mission facade.

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Lavish bathrooms.

“In approaching the interior style of the house, it was important to us to be respectful of its Spanish Mission heritage, while creating a timeless space that evokes a sense of wellbeing,” she said.

The original house is an F Glynn Gilling design, but only the shell remains.

Mrs Babarczy said: “We have done a series of renovations, but this last one was essentially a rebuild with every level touched, significantly extended or rebuilt.”

There’s a lift, soaring fourmetre ceilings and a kitchen with a Calacatta marble island bench and European appliances. It’s very private and in a blue ribbon street.