Cedar and glass house on Little Lovett Bay, Australia

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This sensational cedar and glass house is one of nine secluded homes constructed around the edge of Little Lovett Bay, an inlet accessible only by boat less than an hour from Sydney. The open living room has timber floors and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is connected to the outdoor deck with folding timber windows, and skylights bring in sunlight filtered through the spotted gum trees that surround the house. The countertops are granite, and the stainless steel sink and drain board match the stainless steel gas appliances. A built-in bookcase holds cookbooks. The ground floor has two guest bedrooms and a full bath. There is an additional downstairs room that could be used as a bedroom or a formal living room. The master suite is upstairs, and includes a bedroom with a peaked ceiling, an en suite bathroom with a soaking tub and a sitting area. A walkway suspended above the living room connects the master suite with another bedroom and an office nook.

This spectacular five-bedroom house is on the market for $2 million (2.25 million Australian dollars.)

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Kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras frequent the national park behind the house.

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Timber-framed folding doors in the living room and kitchen lead to a deck that overlooks the bay.

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The living room has timber floors and a wood-burning stove. Above, a sky walk connects the bedrooms on either side of the house.

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Large windows and skylights in the kitchen frame a view of the spotted gum trees that surround the house.

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Another view of the deck. The house was built ten years ago.

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A ground floor bedroom behind the kitchen has direct access to the deck.

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The sky walk on the second floor leads to the study, with a guest bedroom beyond.

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A skylight bathes the master bedroom with natural light.

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One of two guest bedrooms on the ground floor.

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The dining room windows face the back of the house and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a wild expanse of pristine bush.

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This extra room on the ground floor is currently configured as a den.

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The property has a guesthouse with a sleeping loft, a full bathroom and a kitchenette.

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The house is one of nine on a secluded inlet north of Sydney. There is no road access to the house. It’s ten minutes by boat to Church Point, and from there it’s a 45 minute drive to Sydney’s Central Business District.

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Photos: NYTimes

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