Prestige Property: 43 Franklin Road, Portsea, VIC
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Prestige Property: 43 Franklin Road, Portsea, VIC

An expansive pile near Portsea’s best.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Nov 5, 2021 4:06pmGrey Clock < 1 min

Set within serene established gardens over 3725sqm comes this lovingly maintained family estate on the doorstep of Portsea’s scenic village, foreshore, and pier.

Inside the 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3-car garage residence is two separate wings with multiple formal and informal living areas that envelope the central poolside entertaining zone.

Here, a picture window frames the open living and dining room whilst the formal living area and dining room with open fireplace is adjacent to a timber panelled bar room complete with leafy green outlooks.

Designed for effortless entertaining the deluxe kitchen is a salient figure in the home – seamlessly connecting to the outdoors where the sun-drenched entertaining area offers space to relax overlooking the solar-heated swimming pool and championship sized tennis court.

Of the accommodation, two master suites flank the central living zones – each with ensuite and walk-through dressing rooms. A further three bedrooms, each of which arriving with ensuite complete the accommodation.

Elsewhere the home offers a carport for three cars, while the gardens feature built-in irrigation.

The listing is with The Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rob Curtain (+61 418 310 870) or $8-$8.8 million; melbournesothebysrealty.com



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It’s a slam dunk as a covetable $2m KDR site complete with basketball court hits the market in the Hills District

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

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
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
Contact: William Brush, LJ Hooker Dural 9651 1566 

 

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