Property Watch: Luxury living in Merewether and price highs in Redhead, Maryville and Kahibah

A luxurious Merewether home with views across the city is being marketed as having “Hollywood Hills glamour”.

A price guide has not yet been set for the near-new, tri-level residence, which enjoys an elevated position at 35 Rowan Lane.

It is headed for auction at a date yet to be determined and a price guide has not been set.

Agent Donna Spillane, of Belle Property, is marketing the four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence and said there was “nothing to compare it to”.

“This home is luxury at the very top end,” Ms Spillane said.

“There is nothing similar, which is why we haven’t set a guide. It is for someone who loves privacy but also loves entertaining.” 

The house has a four-car garage, gymnasium, sauna and bar complete with wine cellar as well as its own private salon. Floor-to-ceiling glass has been used throughout and there is an outdoor entertaining area complete with a built-in barbecue and plunge pool.

It is open for inspection at 11.45am Saturday.

Quick in Kahibah

A renovated and extended home in Kahibah lasted just one week on the market before its record sale.

The four-bedroom residence at 46 Beath Crescent sold this week for $990,000, which was at the top of the marketing range and a new price high for the street. According to Australian Property Monitors data, it was the second-highest residential sale for the suburb after $1.1 million was paid for a home in Wallsend Street in 2015.

It was marketed by Creer Property and agent Mathew Wilkin said “it had that wow factor” and attracted interest from young families.

WOW FACTOR: The renovation and extension of this home in Kahibah had a family focus. Open plan living extends to an outdoor area and versatile rumpus.

WOW FACTOR: The renovation and extension of this home in Kahibah had a family focus. Open plan living extends to an outdoor area and versatile rumpus.

Owners Lauren and Trent Neat had bought the home in 2007 and made family the focus of its transformation.

“We wanted to create one big family zone – just one big happy area where everyone can be together,” Lauren said.

Open plan living flowed to an outdoor entertaining area complete with built-in wood fireplace and a separate rumpus. It also had a grassed area, cubby house and swimming pool.

Redhead closes in on $2million

A stunning home with views of the ocean and Redhead beach has taken the beachside suburb close to its first $2 million sale.

Marshalls Property have sold 6 Ebsworth Street for $1.93 million, according to domain.com.au.

The four-bedroom home was built over three levels with the top floor devoted to a large master retreat with a walk-in robe, study, ensuite and ocean views.

The contemporary residence had multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and a swimming pool.

The sale eclipsed the $1.6 million result for a home in Dodds Street, which raised the suburb ceiling in March, according to Australian Property Monitors data.

The Ebsworth sale came after $1.255 million was paid for a contemporary home in Eldson Street in August.

Big sale in Bolwarra

It was marketed as one of Bolwarra’s “marquee” properties and attracted international interest before selling to a local family for $1.165 million at auction on September 1.

Anderton Cottage in Bolwarra was bought for $1.165 million.

Anderton Cottage in Bolwarra was bought for $1.165 million.

Anderton Cottage at 20 Paterson Road was built in the late 1800s and modernised with a high end renovation.

It was marketed by James Rodrick, of Starr Partners. Its sale surpassed the $1.15 million paid last year for a home on Paterson Road, according to APM data.

Families flock to ‘hidden treasure’

A home that has been tightly held in Highfields has generated plenty of local interest since hitting the market this month.

Teresa Heighington, of Ray White Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, is marketing a five-bedroom house she described as “a hidden treasure” on a corner block opposite Glenrock State Reserve at 58 Highfields Parade.

This home in Highfields Parade, Highfields is located in a quite cul-de-sac near Glenrock State Reserve.

This home in Highfields Parade, Highfields is located in a quite cul-de-sac near Glenrock State Reserve.

“There were a lot of friends and family of people who live in that street at the first open and the feedback was it is a good, big family home,” she said.

The suburb had its first million-dollar result this year and is gaining in popularity due to its proximity to the city. It has an inspection at 11am Saturday and auction on September 22 with bidding expected in the $800,000 to $900,000 bracket.

New ceiling for Maryville street

The first million-dollar sale has been recorded in Maryville’s Northumberland Street after No.34 was purchased for $1.05 million.

Agent Donna Spillane, of Belle Property, said it was bought by a Melbourne buyer.

This home in Maryville's Northumberland Street broke the million-dollar mark.

This home in Maryville's Northumberland Street broke the million-dollar mark.

“They were really attracted to that inner city lifestyle – you’ve got the parks, cafes, cycleways,” she said.

The four-bedroom home with studio was on the market for “five to six weeks” and had also been sold by Ms Spillane in 2015.

The home in Northumberland Street had a contemporary extension and studio.

The home in Northumberland Street had a contemporary extension and studio.

Views in ‘old Valentine’

A renovated residence in “old Valentine” has hit the market for $1.365 million and has its first inspection at 10.30am Saturday.

David Phelan, of Dalton Partners is marketing the four-bedroom residence at 1 Werona Crescent and described it as “one of a kind”.

This home in 'old Valentine' has been fully renovated.

This home in 'old Valentine' has been fully renovated.

It has been fully renovated and has lake views. It has multiple living areas, raked ceilings – some lined with western red cedar – a large alfresco area and several balconies.

“It is one of the better homes that’s coming on the market for old Valentine,” he said. “Whilst hilly, that’s advantageous because you can pick up all of the views. 

“There have been a few sales over $1 million around there this year and, whilst this is at the top end, the best homes can justify those prices and this is certainly one of those.”

It has timber touches and views.

It has timber touches and views.

Tree change in Arolyn Grove

An acreage in Lambs Valley with its own olive grove has been listed for the sale for the first time in 28 years.

John Edmondson, of Jurd’s Real Estate, said Arolyn Grove at 525 Lambs Valley Road had attracted interest from Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast since hitting the market, with most looking for “a quieter life with an income for the property”.

The 100-acre property has 1100 olive trees, grazing land, dams, steel stockyards and multiple sheds.

This 100-acre property in Lambs Valley comes with its own olive grove.

This 100-acre property in Lambs Valley comes with its own olive grove.

A four-bedroom brick home has an open plan kitchen, a split-level lounge with timber cathedral ceiling, a parents retreat and country views from every room.

It is located 20 minutes from Maitland and is being sold through expressions of interest with expectations around $1.25 million.

This home in Lambs Valley is on the market for the first time since it was built and is positioned on 100 acres.

This home in Lambs Valley is on the market for the first time since it was built and is positioned on 100 acres.

Spoilt for choice

George Rafty, of First National Newcastle City, described three new million-dollar listings in Hamilton South and Hamilton East as “entry level”.

One is a circa 1918 brick home at 46 Alexander Street in Hamilton South overlooking Learmonth Park with plenty of traditional charm. It has only had three owners in its 100 years and has its first inspection at 10.45am on Saturday.

He is also marketing 4 Corona Street and 72 National Park in Hamilton East.

“There are options around there at the moment, and all are in the $1.2 to $1.35 million range,” he said. “That’s entry level price and there are choices there.”

BRONZE ON BULL

‘Flourish on Bull’ was named the bronze winner in the 2018 HomeAway Holiday Rental Awards.

The Cooks Hill holiday home, which is marketed as loft-style luxury accommodation in a heritage-listed building on Bull Street, picked up the accolade in the Urban category. 

The awards were judged by a panel of experts, including Wendy Moore, Editor-in-Chief of Home Beautiful and House Rules judge.

UNDER $500K

Cardiff continues to be a hot spot for first home buyers with another new listing for the suburb with a price range that is sure to appeal to that market.

First National Altitude are marketing an updated three-bedroom home with multiple alfresco spaces at 12 Camellia Street with a guide of $490,000 to $535,000.

It has its first inspection at 10.30am today.