132d Rose Avenue, Wheeler Heights, NSW 2097
Historic wonder with DA approved plans for extensive family residence capturing stunning views
• Elevated panoramic vistas over Narrabeen Lagoon & lush National Park
• Iconic sandstone residence with historic detailing
• DA approval for 2nd storey, plus added space for granny flat (STCA)
• Saltwater swimming pool amid leafy surrounds
• 5 mins from beaches, 10 mins to hospital & 30 minutes to CBD
Wheeler House is an historic landmark property with family history that can be traced back more than 200 years, although the property is not heritage listed. Originally part of the estate of Allan Wheeler, a descendent of English convict George Wheeler who was transported to NSW in 1816 and after whom the suburb is named. The property occupies a generous 1,650 sqm with approved plans to further capitalise on the already stunning views over Narrabeen Lagoon & Garigal National Park.
A modernist masterpiece, the single level 300sqm residence was originally conceived in the late 1950's but in recent years has been given new life by restoration of the exterior stonework. With three bedrooms, two living spaces and off-street parking for multiple vehicles, it is sure to appeal to lifestyle investors, couples, executive families and would-be renovators alike.
With sandstone being the preferred building material, the home took more than 4 years to build. Most of the sandstone was quarried onsite with additional stone coming from demolition works at Parramatta Gaol. Yet this isn't the only nod to the estate's historical foundations with the home also featuring hand-painted Aboriginal tiles and patterned terrazzo marble floors.
A wrought iron staircase leading up to the home's roof terrace has been beautifully restored by the property's current custodians while they have also sought, and subsequently been granted, DA approval for the addition of a second level featuring a master suite, large living space and terrace plus reconfigured ground floor with garaging.
Amid the delightfully elevated gardens is an inviting saltwater swimming pool and entertaining space while the property's title also includes private access to James Wheeler Place, providing a useful shortcut through to the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail.
Wheeler House is located 10 minutes from Warringah Mall & Warriewood Square plus walking distance to local shops. Almost next door is the Cromer Golf Course and within easy reach are a variety of premium schools, only 10 minutes to the new Northern Beaches Hospital and 30 minutes from Sydney CBD.