Seabell, one of Palm Beach's earliest homes, listed for $5 million

Seabell, one of Palm Beach's earliest homes, listed for $5 million
Seabell, one of Palm Beach's earliest homes, listed for $5 million

Seabell, one of the earliest homes ever built in Palm Beach, has been listed for sale for the first time in 100 years.

The Pacific Road estate was home to the late insurance industry veteran Laurie Seaman.

Seaman's grandfather built the sandstone home in 1918 when there were only four other houses on the hill overlooking Palm Beach and Pittwater.

Seaman died in a skiing accident in Charlotte’s Pass in 1928, along with his friend, Evan Hayes. It was the first skiing fatality in the history of the Australian Alps.

Seabell, one of Palm Beach's earliest homes, listed for  million

Built with stone quarried on site, the striking three level classic sandstone cottage on 2,070 sqm still features its large sandstone fireplaces, original hardwood floors and beamed ceilings.

There are five bedrooms, a home office and a freestanding artists' studio.

A number of dining terraces capture the views.  

The gardens, which featured on Burke's Backyard, have been expanded over the years.

Seabell, one of Palm Beach's earliest homes, listed for  million

Laurie opened the gardens for groups of senior sand disabled people who couldn't visit parks and reserves.

He would walk them through the meandering paths and over the drawbridge that he installed.  

Ray White Palm Beach agent Noel Nicholson has a guide of $5 million for its August 29 auction. 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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