Naremburn, the home of interior designer Amanda Smythe, listed with a $4.4 million guide

The remodeled home of award-winning interior designer Amanda Smythe has gone up for sale with a list price of $4.4 million.

When Mrs. Smythe decided to renovate it Naremburn House in 2018, she got ahead of the game (and the pandemic) by designing a sanctuary with the concept of wellness at its core.

The result was a celebration of contemporary Australian living – a home that invited the outdoors in and the family out in the garden to savor the fresh air and enjoy the patio and heated pool.

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Such was the success that the design was featured in a 2019 Grand Designs Australia article on interior design moving towards the concept of well-being.

“It’s really a style that I see as a reflection of contemporary Australian life,” Ms Smythe says of the house’s Hamptons vibe.

“It includes lots of natural warmth and textures with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor flow and making the most of the natural surroundings with tons of natural light, airflow, views and open spaces.”

“We did a complete makeover – it was a head to toe renovation. We installed the pool and added a whole new level to create the parents’ retreat.”

But it’s not just parents who have benefited from the renovation.

A teenage retreat flows into the pool, providing more than enough space for a growing family.

This proved to be essential a few years later during confinement.

Sales agent David Benjafield of Belle Property Neutral Bay says the home’s layout and north-to-rear aspect are some of his favorite features.

“I like the versatility that the house offers,” he says.

“It’s also in a central location.”

Ms Smythe says she will miss the “village vibe” of the neighborhood and her neighbours, with whom she has become close friends.

“Waking up every morning with the sun rising over the valley is also quite special,” she says.

Behind its picture-perfect facade, the house has three floors of designer living spaces that include three living areas and four bedrooms.

Features include engineered oak floors, double glazed windows and views of Northbridge from the upper level.

Records show the home was last traded in 2012 for $1,290,000.

Ms Smythe’s husband, Matthew, is the manager of Belle Property Neutral Bay.

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Originally published as Naremburn, the home of interior designer Amanda Smythe, listed with a $4.4 million guide

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