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A house designed by an award-winning architect for an Australian rugby legend is a score, but throw in harbour views plus waterfront access and it’s a dream home opportunity.
George Gregan and his wife Erica have listed their longtime Luigi Rosselli home overlooking Pearl Bay in the exclusive Beauty Point enclave of Mosman.
The pair, who also run a successful catering business, as well as a collection of cafes and wine bars under The Gregan Group banner, have raised three children at the custom made five-bedroom property.
After purchasing an existing property at 33 Pearl Bay Rd for $1.34m back in 1999, the then newlyweds engaged their favourite architect to create their dream home on the site.
The current house was completed in 2007 the same year Gregan retired from Australian rugby.
“Rosselli is a family man too, so he understands the functionality of a home and how it blends into the landscape. The house has a great flow. It’s a timeless home; that’s why he’s so good,” said Gregan, who added that the now 15-year old house is as impressive as day one.
“It has stood the test of time. Whoever gets it will have a great home.”
At the time Gregan and Rosselli were liaising on the design, the former Wallabies skipper was still playing internationally, with stints in both France and Japan, so they ensured the lifestyle and wellbeing features were five star.
“I was a professional sports person so we included a spa, sauna recovery room, pool and gym,” he said.
“Created for a professional athlete, it reveals resort style facilities including a gym, sauna and spa,” the listing reads.
It also has a long list of luxury inclusions such as custom joinery throughout, Blackbutt floors, designer bathrooms and a large wine cellar.
The four-storey home covers 355sq m internally on an elevated 653sq m block capturing expansive harbour views from the entertaining areas to the main bedroom suite.
The lower ground floor houses an open plan family zone complete with a grand commercial grade stainless steel kitchen plus a dining room and lounge area.
This free flowing space opens to a grand merbau timber deck featuring a built-in stainless steel table and barbecue. A few steps down and there is an infinity edge pool, a hydrotherapy style spa and a personal pathway to Pearl Bay Reserve and the waterfront.
Also on the ground floor, a separate study makes an ideal work from home space, plus a gym, another family room and a guest bedroom with adjoining bathroom.
Upstairs and the layout is dedicated to family accommodation with three bedrooms, including one with a sunroom, plus a big bathroom and large laundry. Up one more floor and the main bedroom suite has a deluxe ensuite with skylight, a walk-in wardrobe and a harbour-facing balcony.
Footsteps from waterfront parks, walks, Mosman Rowing Club and Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the Gregans’ family home is on the market for $9m. The expressions of interest campaign with agents Chad Campbell and Adrian Rae of McGrath Lower North Shore will close on June 18 at 5pm.
Former Wallabies skipper Gregan, 49, is Australia’s most capped international rugby union player, having represented his country in 139 Tests from 1994-2007. He was a key player during a golden decade of Australia rugby including the 1999 World Cup win, the 2001 series win over the British and Irish Lions and five successive Bledisloe Cup wins up until 2002, the last time the Wallabies held the trophy.
Address: 33 Pearl Bay Ave, Mosman
For sale: Expressions of interest closing June 18, 5pm
Inspect: Wednesdays and Saturdays noon to 12.45pm
Price guide: $9m
Agent: McGrath Lower North Shore
Contact: Chad Campbell on 0414 842 280