Mt Pleasant GCB: Style, serenity and thoroughly modern luxury
This amenity-rich designer home combines indulgence, warmth and meticulous poise in a prized GCB estate with sprawling Mt Pleasant views.
Photography by Jin Cheng Wong
The richness of oak panelling and painstakingly book-matched noce travertine floors sets off frameless floor-to-ceiling glass and endless green views. In the formal lounge, two JBL Everest speakers share the stage with a Balinese oil painting, The Monkey God Fire Dance. The statement dining suite features Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s classic ‘Hill House’ chairs by Cassina and a local adaptation of the accompanying table, with an artwork by French-born impressionist painter Viviane Cisinski.
The architectural facade juxtaposes solid chengal wood and flamed Italian granite against frameless glass walls. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and generous balconies afford views in all directions of the water features, mature bucida and willow trees, the lush horizon of Mt Pleasant – or indeed of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II.
State-of-the-art home tech includes integrated, zoned sound system by Sonos, a custom home cinema, aircon and automated lighting by Lutron and exterior lighting by Bega. Designed down to the last detail, the lighting shows off three artworks by Hong Ling in the formal lounge, and adds a wonderful note of drama to the bronze sculpture of a greyhound that guards the arrival court.
Manicured landscaping includes five carved boulders imported from Italy and thoughtfully placed among rock gardens, lawns and water features, with a charming bonsai of Chinese origin casting shadows across the flamed granite feature wall. Forever unblocked views stretch beyond the gardens across thousands of acres of Mt Pleasant parkland – with a magical sunset aspect.