Highlights

A completely bespoke design and in the architect's own words, "a space in which the soul can play".

The architect's architect, the late Gabriel Poole is one of very few to be bestowed with the Royal Australian Institute of Architect's highest honours, the gold medal.

Not for pretentious or ego driven indulgence or mammoth monumental proportions, but rather delightful homes of creative and sensitive design, empathetic to both their environment and their inhabitants.

Ecological concerns underpin Poole's designs, with a focus on sustainability and unassuming directness, with a poetic wish for occupants to participate directly with their immediate environment, buildings weightlessly dancing in their surrounds.

Involved in the romance of design, Poole achieves both practical and functional outcomes with the enormous potential and reality for emotional connections between home and setting, here on the shores of lovely Lake Macquarie ...

- Architect owned & off the land, Robert's passion for nature is beyond obvious
- An avid art collector, Bluebell Retreat pays homage to his love of nature & art
- Robert very unintentionally fell in love with the setting, architecture & outlook
- Only later discovering, the home was designed by the eminent Gabriel Poole
- Confident in the build, by Newcastle's award winning Kim Griffiths Building
- Taking in 270 degrees of uninterrupted Lake vistas, foreshore & 70m of jetty
- A purpose built sanctuary, embracing contemporary holiday/retirement living
- Labour intensive with intricate architect detail, all ceilings are curved or raked
- Robert has further customised & improved upon the inspired original creation
- Adding underfloor ducted air conditioning & louvre insets to N/E facing doors
- Beautiful Spotted Gum timber floors feature inside & flow to hardwood decks
- Expect open, yet intimate, easy & breezy indoor living & lovely alfresco decks
- An entirely separate wing contains 2 beautifully proportioned large bedrooms
- Light filled, both boast built in robes, with a delightful en-suite off the master
- Perfect for guests powder room, separate from the spacious main bathroom
- Robert & his partner's soul enriching retreat, paying guests are repeat visitors
- Guests comment the weight of the world lifts off their aching shoulders here

A very difficult farewell, it's time for Robert to create his own architectural signatory home, having always designed for others, it's his turn now.

Spoiling you not nature!
Sold Price : $1,300,000
Sold Date : 2021-12-23

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