GOING, GOING, GONE …
Words Lisa Calautti – Photography Josef Nalevansky
The Central Coast property market is heating up, with a trio of rare abodes selling in not only record timeframes but also for well above their reserve price.
In Point Frederick, 40a Albany Street, a two-storey waterfront marvel with extensive water views and lush gardens sold for $4,225,000 – a street record for a home without a jetty.
Belle Property Killcare and Terrigal principal Cathy Baker says the home’s stunning waterfront position, which had been reconfigured to maximise its views, drew strong buyer appeal.
The family home spans two levels, with designated zones for entertaining and living. Other features include a stylish new kitchen, Blackbutt flooring, a saltwater pool and a self contained outdoor studio.
In Killcare, 15 Patricia Place’s prime position in a peaceful enclave with views of beach and bush drew serious bidding when the two-storey home went under the hammer. Two distinct living zones, a fully self-contained studio apartment, polished timber floors and views of the ocean and the Bouddi National Park region from the bedrooms were among its highlights.
Its stunning integration of the indoor and the outdoor, with a wider alfresco deck and ocean views from the living and dining areas were strong buyer drawcards.
Six registered bidders, including three onsite and three online, battled it out to secure the 974-square-metre property, with the deceased estate eventually selling for $2.8 million.
“It has stunning views, nestled in the hill next to the Bouddi National Park, plus it’s got that beach-house feel with warmth – and there’s still a lot of potential,” Cathy comments. The new owners are planning to use it as a holiday home.
In Killcare Heights, a 3.32-hectare property known as Bracken Brae, showcasing breathtaking views of Brisbane Water and beyond and surrounded by Bouddi National Park, sold in a record four days for $4.5 million.
The property – located at 38-66 Maitland Bay Drive – was a 1960s family-built estate, which offered the rare chance to enjoy beach and bush living.
It was held by the same family for more than 50 years, and the four-bedroom home has an adjoining two-bedroom cottage, two cabins and a workshop.
Described as ‘a nature lover’s paradise’, Bracken Brae features an abundance of flora and fauna and is regularly visited by native wildlife and birds, including king parrots, kookaburras and honeyeaters, as well as kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas.
Cathy says the buyer bought the property as a family home. “It’s a special piece of land in Killcare with one-of-a-kind views,” she says. “It has an Aboriginal fish carving pointing to the ocean on the rock outside the front door.”
The successful sales of these homes indicated the Central Coast’s spring market had kicked off early.
“Great prices are being achieved, particularly due to the lack of stock on the market,” Cathy says. “We are noticing a buzz of activity and buyers are keen to secure homes.
“However, I would advise the importance of vendors’ getting the initial guide price right in this market as essential.”
For more information or a private consultation, contact Belle Property Central Coast principal Cathy Baker on 0414 241 005, or email email@example.com