Holding an historical landmark position, on over 3200m2 of terraced, landscaped gardens and situated high on the hilltop with expansive views over the Pacific Ocean and Brisbane Water, sits ‘Oskar’s’, a magnificent Tuscan style retreat and one of Killcare’s most iconic homes. Oskar’s is ideally positioned to capture year round sunlight and the most spectacular sunsets, just a few short minutes from Bell’s, the restaurants of Hardy’s Bay and the area’s best beach, Killcare Beach.
Expertly extended and remodelled into a luxury homestead from the original cottage which was hand built by German adventurer Oskar Speck in the 1950’s, this substantial residence is a testimony to artistic craftsmanship and offers complete privacy in the most serene and beautiful environment. Large French doors open to paved courtyards and spacious balconies, capturing the panoramic views from every angle. A light-filled atrium creates an atmospheric space for intimate dinner parties and connects the two buildings in a unique fusion of old and new, melding to create one elegant structure.
This extensive residence provides four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas and a large sunroom/studio or fifth bedroom, all with their own individual charm, purpose and breath-taking views. The master bedroom suite commands an elevated position with views across the magnificent gardens, the bay and stretching all the way down the coast from the Palm Beach lighthouse to distant Manly. The spacious main kitchen allows for effortless entertaining and the guest wing also provides a self-contained opportunity with separate access and kitchenette facility.
The historical architecture includes both classic and contemporary European influences, combined with hand-sourced luxurious furnishings and mementoes from the owners' travels to create a calm, stylish atmosphere both inside and out.
The magical gardens, designed by landscape architect Michael Cooke and lovingly maintained, attract a myriad of birdlife and are a passionate dedication to the property’s heritage. A stroll through the meandering paths uncovers numerous secluded spots to take in the expansive vistas or a chance to while away lazy afternoons enjoying the peace and serenity the gardens have to offer.
Ample grounds provide for up to four car parking spaces. A convenient 85 minutes drive from Sydney or 25 minutes ferry ride from Palm Beach, this home is also a short distance to Killcare Beach, Marina and the scenic village of Hardy’s Bay. This remarkable residence offers a piece of Central Coast history that is truly unique, making it the ultimate place to escape to for your weekend or holiday retreat.
Main Cottage: Master King Bed
Downstairs: Queen Bed
Second dwelling connected by the atrium
Attic: 1 Bunk Bed 2 singles, 1 single bed
Second Room: King Bed