The Advertiser - Real Estate
Castle Hill, New South Wales
I’ve always wanted to have lived back in that golden era of Hollywood. Back when studios were bringing out classics that were more about story than lens flare, people drove cars with white wall tyres, people smoked everywhere (I’m not a fan of smoking, but the way Humphrey Bogart would casually light up a cigarette in someone's living room always seemed effortlessly cool) and people threw swanky soirees in grand free-flowing homes with plenty of stairs to trip down as the night wore on. Man, those homes were great. You know the kind I’m talking about – the sort you see in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. So imagine my excitement to find this beauty, tucked away in Australia, of all places. This Castle Hill stunner is certainly a headturner, and has its origins rooted in the era of cinema I have such a fondness for. Crafted in 1961 by renowned architect Bruce Rickard, the home was inspired by a fictional Modernist house in Hitchcock’s classic North By Northwest. It sits on a 2.04ha allotment and has a Japanese garden, a retro swimming pool area, open-plan living and juts out proudly from the hillside, offering views out to the Blue Mountains.
I was going to wrap this up with a North By Northwest quote, but “You gentlemen aren’t really trying to kill my son, are you?” would be a weird note to end it on …
Price not disclosed