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Moving to the bush without leaving the city

You don’t have to travel far from this idyllic bush setting to be in the central business district

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Fri, May 12, 2023 2:26pmGrey Clock 2 min

COVID-induced lockdowns might be over but our love affair with regional centres continues, with one small caveat. Most of those contemplating a move would prefer to be within two hours of a major city centre.

This property at 22 Benjamin Road Mount Kembla, just a 10-minute drive from Wollongong CBD offers all the comforts of regional living with the convenience of city living. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom architecturally designed home has distinct mid century design vibes but with contemporary open plan spaces set over two levels. 

The spacious, but manageable 696sqm block is surrounded by trees, offering a ‘living in the treetops’ experience from the upper floor, while large picture windows and sliding glass doors ensure the house is flooded with natural light.

Well-placed eaves, louvres and awning windows contribute to the passive solar design of the house, creating cross ventilation and thermal comfort indoors.

An ideal home for growing families, the block also includes a lap pool and lawn with abundant room for play equipment.

Offered for the first time in almost 20 years, the house has a price guide of $2m to $2.5m.

 

Address: 22 Benjamin Road, Mount Kembla

Price guide: $2m to $2.5m

Open for inspection: Saturday, May 13 10am-10.30am

Agent: Jordan Andonovski, The Agency Wollongong 0410 347 443

 



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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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