16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700
 
 

       

16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

 
 

'Pitt Point' house on Scotland Island

After 24 years enjoying living in ‘Pitt Point’ on Scotland Island, members Greg (1986) and Louise Roberts are planning a move back to the mainland.
They have always commuted to their safe berth on L Marina – as do a number of offshore-living RPAYC members, some of whom live close by. Their beautiful north-facing waterfront home, built and owned all its life by RPAYC members, is on the market.

‘Pitt Point’ sits on the northern tip of Scotland Island, the first jetty east of Tennis Wharf, looking straight up Pittwater to Barrenjoey and beyond. Jetty, substantial pontoon with wave-breaker protection barrier (a rare facility), mooring, slipway, working boatshed – all have proven wonderful for their boating and sailing activities.
Very often, it is a 2 minute sail/motor to the Start boat. Or a comfortable, elevated, front row seat relaxing on the terrace, with a glass of something, for many of the races.

For more information on ‘Pitt Point’ house – click here.

For some history of ‘Pitt Point’ and Scotland Island – see below:-

Greg and Louise were sitting out on the terrace of ‘Pitt Point’ and took some shots of the Wed 26th October 2018 race start, with Wild Oats very apparent.

A number of people have now seen ‘Pitt Point’ from the water – hard to miss with the huge ‘For Sale’ sign over the boatshed.

Some have asked – how would you describe the house?

Greg refers to the article in the fairly recent ‘Houses’ magazine for architects and designers (Issue 120) – ‘The house is a collection of buildings and shapes in a seemingly ad hoc arrangement, “as if they developed over time” according to architect Walter Barda, who was an Associate Director of Ken Woolley’s practice at the time and produced designs and drawings for the project.

“The idea was a small village of clustered vernacular elements: main house, the guest wing building, the lookout tower – it’s an island house after all. To that we gave skewed geometries and overscaled pitched roofs chopped in half [living room and master bedroom]. From an aerial perspective, the plan kind of wiggles through the site, some of its elements intersecting or colliding. It’s all very informal but structured.”

Being ostensibly an adult retreat, its key spaces in the main house are the living area, with the luxuriously sized main bedroom above. These are gathered up under two pitched roofs that intersect above the stairs. They both face north to the water, with views right up the Pittwater to Barrenjoey lighthouse, winking in the dark.

Behind the bedroom, the plan splits under a shallow skillion roof with a skylit ensuite, tiled in terracotta, followed by two interconnected studies, facing west and south into the rear bush garden, with its series of ponds and tumbling water – a feature of most Woolley houses, along with meticulous craftsmanship.

‘Pitt Point’ is a beautiful house – clearly no expense was spared in its build.

As for commuting to ‘Pitt Point’ – from RPA to the house, it’s less than 8 minutes - (see video – click here.)

Greg and Louise ‘downsized’ to ‘Pitt Point’ from their Bayview waterfront home when they were thinking about future retirement – they wanted to stay on the water.

And that was 24 years ago.

And now for a further downsizing back to the mainland.

Click here for more information on the ‘Pitt Point’ house.

For more on the background of Scotland Island - click here.

  

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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