All this self-isolating might have you dreaming of having a bit more space.
When it comes to retirement property, downsizing gets all the glory, but there is much to be said for upsizing, too. How does the idea of living out your retirement on a spacious 1.65-hectare property, surrounded by a national park and with your very own lagoon sound to you? That could be the reality for one lucky buyer, as a multi-award-winning property has just been listed on the market.
The property is loaded with features that will make your retirement a dream. A horse paddock backing onto the Duck Holes Trail mountain bike and walking track, a jacuzzi deck with firepit and outdoor shower, numerous veggie gardens and a chook pen so you can really start to live off the land. The interior spares no expense either, featuring a number of casual and formal living and dining room spaces, a home cinema, bar and indoor and outdoor kitchens. The luxury master bedroom is completed by a full marble ensuite and walk-in dressing room and spa bath. There’s also parking space for 10 cars (time to start growing your collection) which has been used as a drive-in outdoor movie theatre by previous owners.
Of course, your friends and family will want to visit, and they’ll be well looked after in the separate two-bedroom guesthouse that also sits on the property.
Listing agent Darren Curtis told Realestate.com.au the current price guide is $10.5 million to $11 million.
“The home was built in the mid-1990s and the current owners have spent an awful lot on improvements,” he said. “The construction of the home is unlike most others as it is all double brick, sandstone and a huge concrete slab … the owners are looking to sell to move closer to water.
“It has the most incredible garaging and a 600,000L filtered saltwater lagoon that I have never seen the likes of before.
“So far three main groups have shown interest – expats earning US dollars looking to return home, mainland Chinese looking for something 45-minutes out of the Sydney CBD and eastern suburbs families looking to trade up for more space.
“We had maybe seven or eight appointments last week and I’d like to see a sales result in the next couple of months.”