Four statement homes that shine
With buyers spoilt for choice at the moment, onlookers and property devotees are revelling in the eye candy.
Right now, if you had somewhere between the $3 millions, and say, the $5 millions to spend, there are some standouts. We’re talking luxurious and historic, contemporary and cool, from brand new to renewed.
If you’re hard to impress, perhaps these three trophy homes have what you’re looking for. They’re wowing everyone from local families to returning offshore expats.
On the Woolwich Peninsula.
We’ve been in love with 5 Margaret Street Hunters Hill for weeks now and it goes to auction on Saturday (March 16). Young families to the front: they’re coming for the character feel, which has been unspoilt with the modern extensions.
In an elegant leafy location, it enjoys park-like ambiance not far from the restaurant/cafe scene at Hunters Hill Village. And with the ferry/schools down the road, it’s as much for mums and dads as it is for the youngsters. Speaking for which, the upstairs family room has big views across the water.
Shiny and new
At the other end of the spectrum we have 3a Wade Street Putney – an architect-designed residence of contemporary detail with no expense spared.
To put things into perspectives, more than 18 groups turned out for the first evening open, and 37 groups turned out to inspect on the first Saturday.
Sure, a house like this draws in plenty of neighbours and a handful of window gazers. But many people still came to buy, including those taking notes for extended family, or reporting back to Aussie expats in Singapore.
With a connection to the water, airflow and natural sunlight, it’s more than a robust new home. It’s dotted with thoughtful design points and layered for large-scale entertaining.
With 20 groups coming through the first open at 15 The Strand Gladesville, the second showing required something more – in came the drinks and snacks. That’s not the first time this home has hosted such soirees, the current owners have hosted more than 100 people here, and comfortably.
This one has seen families coming back for second inspection. As to be expected with such designs, other family member also get dragged along.
It’s also been interesting to see buyers come across from Hunters Hill who usually only inspect homes on the Peninsula. The feedback has been “it feels like you’re on holidays” or the less subtle “what a place for parties”.
Or…your own beach
Forget swimming pools, this unique waterfront property sits on its own sandy beach in an exclusive Henley location.
It’s attractive for anyone looking for something more unique. You could move in to this one, and have a big future making your own improvements.
So dive on in and bring some friends (you won’t be short on visitors).