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Keep your head in the clouds in a property with its heart in the city

The house-like proportions at an exceptional vantage point make this apartment a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for families set on luxury

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Thu, Jun 8, 2023 4:27pmGrey Clock < 1 min

It’s hard to think of another city in the world that offers the kind of diversity and amenity that Sydney delivers. While many focus on the stunning harbour, there’s a myriad of beautiful waterways providing a connection to the natural environment while also keeping a finger on the pulse of a vibrant city centre.

This recently completed penthouse apartment on the Parramatta River in the heart of Sydney’s second major city is a perfect example of luxury living. Located in The Lennox, a 46-storey apartment building designed by Marchese Partners and JPW Architects, the property at 4602/12 Philip Street, Parramatta has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with 3m-high ceilings adding to the sense of space and gracious comfort. 

The open plan living and dining area features timber floors laid in a chevron pattern and leads onto an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen featuring Gaggenau appliances, a built-in coffee machine, a Vintec wine fridge and Zip hot and cold tap.

A generous, north east facing outdoor living area is accessible via bi-fold doors leading off the living area, offering commanding views of the surrounding area. The house-like proportions of the apartment allow for distinct sleeping and living zones, with three of the four bedrooms separated by the dedicated home office space. A fourth bedroom on the other side of the living area would be ideal for visiting guests.

In addition to the spacious apartment, the property is being sold with secure parking for three cars. There is also access to a 24-hour concierge service, as well as a 20m heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and a dedicated function room.

 

Address: 4602/12 Philip Street, Parramatta

Price guide: $4 million

Agent: Sunny Gandhi sunnyg@theagency.com.au 0421 336 689

Inspection: By appointment



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The ball is in the buyer’s court with this knockdown/rebuild opportunity

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Tue, Apr 18, 2023 2 min

Glenhaven in Sydney’s Hills District is one of those areas that locals tend to keep to themselves. Leafy with large blocks on offer, the suburb takes its name from its valley location, with the northern end originally known as the Glen and the southern end called the Haven. 

En route from Parramatta to the Hunter, Glenhaven has become an ideal place for growing families in search of a little more space, or even room to house several generations under one roof.

The challenge is finding properties that tick all the right boxes.

As demand for trades and supply chain issues continue to ease, now could be the right time for a knockdown/rebuild project for would-be buyers looking to create their dream home.

Fairmont Homes specialises in knockdown/rebuild projects in Sydney. General manager at Fairmont Homes, Daniel Logue, said there are key features to look for when choosing a knockdown/rebuild site.

“The key items we look for are the site falling to the street, not to the rear, to help with stormwater drainage as well as access to the site,” he said. “Neighbouring property front setbacks are also important. In some older areas, the older houses are set closer to the street, meaning your new home will have to be set to suit.

“Value for money and the return on the end sale price of the home is another issue.”

If possible, he said designing a home that meets the criteria of the Complying Development legislation will speed up approvals considerably.

While suitable knockdown/rebuild sites can be hard to find in Glenhaven, there are still hidden opportunities if you know where to look.

One block at 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven is ideally suited for rejuvenation. With almost 850sqm to play with, it slopes down to the street and sits between neighbouring properties that have already been stylishly updated.

 

 

An existing basketball court at the rear could provide the perfect teen backdrop to a family home, or it could make way for a larger house with landscaped gardens and pool. Alternatively, it could be the perfect position for a cabana or granny flat to serve as in-law accommodation or a source of secondary income.

With recent sales of completed homes in nearby streets reaching well above $5 million, it’s a great opportunity to make a slam dunk of a buy into one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.

Address: 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven
Price guide: $1.8 million
Inspection: By appointment only

 

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