Property Watch: 53 Kuranda Crescent, Kotara South sells for suburb record price of $1.18 million

The sale of a home designed by Newcastle architect Kevin Snell has established a new suburb record for Kotara South.

Commonly referred to as “The Whitehouse”, the five-bedroom residence at 53 Kuranda Crescent was marketed by Robinson Property’s Cveta Kolarovski with a price guide of $1.1 million to $1.2 million and sold for $1.18 million.

The previous highest sale for the suburb was set last year when a renovated rainforest retreat set on nearly 2000 square metres in Stuart Avenue was bought for $1.09 million.

Ms Kolarovski said the unique home in a quiet cul-de-sac attracted plenty of interest before buyers from the United States secured the property.

The home enjoys an elevated position with views across the city and to the ocean and was designed across multiple levels.

It has high vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows, a Caesarstone kitchen, entertaining options and an inground pool.

CHANCE FOR LOOK AT BELLA VISTA

Landmark Newcastle property Bella Vista hit the market through the week and today the doors will be open for an inspection from 2pm to 3pm.

The well-known Mayfield home, built in 1919 as a residence for BHP Steelworks manager David Baker, is located at 105 Crebert Street and is being marketed by Ray White Newcastle’s Darren Penn through an expressions of interest campaign.

Bella Vista has been used in most recent time as a wedding venue but has been returned to a residence. It has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms and is 750 square metres in size.

Part of the original large corner block has been subdivided and sold off with Development Application approval for a “high end” development of 12 exclusive and freestanding villas.

All 13 residences, including the “jewell in the crown” Bella Vista, will be part of a gated community with access to the sprawling gardens on the property.

The property has already gained international attention.

DOORS OPEN: "Iconic" Mayfield home Bella Vista has been listed for sale and has an  inspection scheduled for between 2pm and 3pm today.

DOORS OPEN: "Iconic" Mayfield home Bella Vista has been listed for sale and has an inspection scheduled for between 2pm and 3pm today.

LUXURY HOME BACK ON MARKET

After briefly disappearing from the market, one of Merewether’s most recognisable homes has now been listed with PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

The EJE Architecture-designed home at 76 Frederick Street is being marketed by Mark Kentwell with a price guide of $4.3 million.

The luxury five-bedroom residence has a rooftop terrace, plunge pool, eight-seater spa and in total has 515 square metres of living space.

DOUBLE TAKE ON DARBY STREET

One has already been secured and the other has just hit the market with its first open house set for today at 11am.

Andrew McGavin, of Dalton Partners, is marketing the “high quality” duplex development on popular Darby Street in Cooks Hill.

He sold 308A to an investor this month for an undisclosed sum after it was marketed with a price guide of $1.295 million to $1.395 million. 

One of these brand new "high quality" duplexes on Darby Street in Cooks Hill has just sold while the other has just hit the market. Both hit the market with a price guide of $1.295 million to $1.395 million.

One of these brand new "high quality" duplexes on Darby Street in Cooks Hill has just sold while the other has just hit the market. Both hit the market with a price guide of $1.295 million to $1.395 million.

Now, 308 Darby Street is being marketed with the same price guide.

They were built by Master Builders Association and Housing Industry Association award winner Mark Fricker from Octobrick Pty Ltd.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has open plan living, marble kitchen and bathrooms and an all-season alfresco area with outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

This brand new home on Darby Street has an alfresco area with built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen.

This brand new home on Darby Street has an alfresco area with built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen.

WHAT’S LISTED FOR UNDER $500K

A three-bedroom home in Charles Street, Cardiff on over 700 square metres is being marketed by Century 21 for $499,000.

A two-bedroom home on over 700 square metres in George Street, Glendale is being marketed by Meeks Real Estate for $400,000 to $440,000.

In Maitland, there are three-bedroom homes on large blocks in Rose Street for sale for less than $450,000.

A two-bedroom home in Warhurst Avenue, Toronto on 500 square metres is on the market for $399,000 to $439,000.