Shared from the 5/7/2019 Hills Shire Times eEdition

Strong result second time round in Kenthurst

A CHANGE IN THE MARKET DIDN’T IMPACT THE SALE PRICE OF A STUNNING ACREAGE THAT HAD TO BE RELISTED, WRITES KATRINA CREER

A luxurious estate at Kenthurst with waterviews has fetched $3.7m for the second time in a year.

The five bedroom homestead at 7 Imhoff Place sold in May last year but the deal, which included an extended five month settlement, is believed to have fallen through due to finance. This caused the property to be relisted. It sold last week for the same amount to a family from Rouse Hill.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, it is the highest price paid in the suburb since April last year.

Agent Scott Rance from Rance Property said the 2ha property is fully arable and located in a cul-desac with just five other homes. It also backs onto a dam which is owned by a neighbouring acreage.

“The advantage is that it can never be built out behind and it provides a beautiful outlook from the rear of the home and the swimming pool,” Mr Rance said.

The 11-year-old home, designed locally by Chateau Architects and Builders, has been beautifully maintained by its vendors. Two of the five bedrooms have their own ensuite. There is also a spacious media room with projector. Outside, the terrace overlooks the beautiful lawns, mature gardens and wet-edged swimming pool. There is also a six car garage plus a separate American-style barn.

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Sold: 7 Imhoff Place, Kenthurst.

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Sold: 5 Timberline Ave, West Pennant Hills.

The Kenthurst market is starting to pick up with a number of sales over the Easter break. Mr Rance said they sold two other properties in the suburb in the same week — 96 Kenthurst Rd which fetched $1.85m and 13 Pitt Town Rd which sold for $2.245m.

“These properties have been bought by families moving from acreage to acreage, but predominantly I think our core market is still people coming out of residential,” he said.

STYLING SEALS THE DEAL

A West Pennant Hills family’s decision to spruce up their house for sale paid off with the property selling quickly for $1.61m.

The double storey home at 5 Timberline Ave underwent some cosmetic changes before being listed through Louis Carr Real Estate. The interior was painted, carpets upgraded, the bathrooms given a mini-makeover and the gardens tidied up.

“The vendors presented the house beautifully, they took some advice and it was styled perfectly

— so it was very well received by the public,” said agent Jenny Carr.

“The price was at the higher end of our valuation. When we went to the house initially it would have fallen between $1.2m to $1.3m had it been put on the market without the changes. They put the work in and look at the result.”

The home features a rumpus room with raked ceilings, a bar and wine cellar storage. The outdoor entertainment area overlooks an in-ground swimming pool and level lawn.

Ms Carr said a shortage of listings had led to the quick sale, with buyers waiting on data bases to look at new properties coming onto the market. According to CoreLogic RP Data, the home last sold for $549,000 in May 2008.

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Sold: 13 Torrs Street Baulkham Hills.

WEATHERBOARD CHARM

Buyers were in for a treat when inspecting a 1950s weatherboard home listed for sale recently in Baulkham Hills.

The three bedroom property at 13 Torrs Street is unrenovated, providing a little window into what life was like in the suburb post-WWII. It is the first time the home has been listed for sale in 60 years. Among its original features is laminate kitchen with wooden divider and lavender coloured tiles.

“Everything in the home is original so most people were looking to knock down and rebuild,” said agent Paul Hanna from Manor Real Estate.

The home, which is set on 752 sqm, backs directly onto Yattenden Oval with gated access. Strong interest resulted in a quick sale with the property selling before its scheduled auction for $890,000 to an investor.

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