Australian Hollywood A-lister Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton’s gorgeous waterfront home in Hunters Hill in Sydney is on the market in readiness for the family’s move to the United States. Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home, Bulwarra is the name of the historic property, expected to be sold for 20 million Aussie dollars. The home is built of classic sandstone and sits on a block of 3642 square metres. Over three years, Blanchett and Upton have extensively renovated the property, doubling the floor space and adding a separate quarters under the swimming pool for guests. The rebuild by architects Nadine Alwill and Dr Stephen Lesiuk is said to have cost more than $8 million.
Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Classic Sandstone Sydney Home features a natural facade that is keeping with the Australian skyline setting. Deep timber panelling on the outside of the home leads into the pool pavilion.
The simple styling in the bathroom of Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home is in keeping with the rest of the home – natural, neutral, elegant and sophisticated at every angle.
The multi million dollar views of the Sydney Harbour are captured perfectly from the home. The Jacaranda trees, timber and sandstone roll down to the grass for the kids to play on at Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home.
With a coastal style feel without the beach side, the Sydney Harbour in the foreground makes this view one in a million. Framed by Jacaranda trees and pines, the relaxing vista from Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home is divine.
A gorgeous pool area with sandstone retaining wall is flanked by those stunning purple Jacaranda trees and elegant bamboo pavilion structure in Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home.
From a different angle, the pool area at Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home is a tropical retreat for relaxing with friends, with the Sydney Harbour view in the background.
The sandstone of Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home makes the structure cool in the hot Australian climate. Glass balconies and wide sliding doors open the living areas onto the Sydney Harbour views.
Inside Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home, there are more nods to Cate’s simple sophistication. The Chinese panelling and family portrait are nods to personality, and the kitchen and dining areas are very modern and warm for entertaining with family and friends.
Inside, the long black balustrades on the staircase make the home stretched even more, and the muted tones of the floorboards and furnishings are soft and warm for family living.
Grey and soft timber tones against the cream and black architecture makes Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home a home for family. Relaxed and styled to cosy up with a book, a movie or chats with the kids, the living space is chic like Cate.
Looking back at the extended space in Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home, the sandstone raised deck and long windows and doors all are cooling and allow an uninterrupted view of Sydney Harbour.
Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Home features concrete walls and and flooring to add more industrial cool to cope with the summer heat. The bedroom area is soft and sophisticated for taking advantage of the view and climate.