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Hot trophy homes under the hammer

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This trophy home at 7 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach will no doubt create a bidding war among the investment bankers and cashed up glitterati set. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has space for two cars and is just 250 metres from the sand.

Homes in Palmie are in such high demand that 'days on market' have gone from 100 to a mere 15 days in the space of a year, according to BJ Edwards of LJ Hooker Palm Beach.

DRESS CIRCLE: 7 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach.

DRESS CIRCLE: 7 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach.

The ultra modern tri-level home has a north aspect, sleek lines and a smart layout that maximises the view of the Pacific Ocean. It's now listed with David Edwards from LJ Hooker Palm Beach with a price guide of $7 to $7.5 million. In a premier position, you'll no doubt be rubbing shoulders with high profile neighbours. Tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt and his former starlet wife Bec used to be next door.

Touch the water

Hesham Abdelrahman and his wife Ehsan love the water. So it's no surprise they live literally metres away from it at 13 Douglass Estate, McCarrs Creek. This unique property is one of very few blocks with such proximity to the water and Hesham makes the most of his jetty with his boats, jet ski and kayaks.

ON THE WATER: 13 Douglass Estate, McCarrs Creek.

ON THE WATER: 13 Douglass Estate, McCarrs Creek.

The retired architect bought the property for $900,000 in 2014 when it was little more than an old-style shack, which he transformed. "Everything is new," he says. The home is now a four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home with decks you can practically dive off into Pittwater. "I spend most of my time in the living room. It's very calming and relaxing, having a coffee right on the water."

It's open for expressions of interest and listed with Lachlan Elder from LJ Hooker Mona Vale with a price guide of $2.75 million.

Beautiful restoration

When retired theatre nurse Jan Simpson bought 14 West Street, Balgowlah it was a rundown old house. But Jan could see the potential in the property's "magnificent view". She says: "I look down to the bay and Manly. I have three children and eight grandchildren so, in summer, we live on the deck."

Jan and her husband lovingly transformed the property with a complete renovation and the result is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with space for two cars. As a nod to the past, they retained and restored the original architraves and patterned ceilings.

HARBOUR VIEWS: 14 West Street, Balgowlah.

HARBOUR VIEWS: 14 West Street, Balgowlah.

It also features a pergola covered terrace. "There's a great space that can be used as an office or teenager's retreat," says Jan. It last traded in 2006 for $1.4 million and is now listed for auction on 6 March 2021 with Maria Cassarino from Stone Real Estate, Seaforth with a price guide of $3 million.

Slice of paradise

With Avalon properties in high demand, the home of oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Nigel Curtis at 22 Paradise Avenue is bound to attract interest. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom waterfront has space for two cars, as well as a jetty and floating pontoon and saltwater swimming pool. With walls of glass to make the most of the view, it also has a rumpus room opening to the pool, office and courtyard, not to mention the stunning views of Pittwater.

ON PITTWATER:22 Paradise Avenue, Avalon Beach.

ON PITTWATER:22 Paradise Avenue, Avalon Beach.

It last traded for $3.55 million in 2013 and is listed through Noel Nicholson of Ray White Prestige Palm Beach with a guide of $6.1 million.

Seaforth beauty

Retired couple Margaret and Ivan Rosetti bought 45 Edgecliffe Esplanade in Seaforth and undertook a renovation, extending the balcony, installing a dumb water, spa and pool, which Margaret swims in five days a week.

"We turned the playroom into a main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe too," she says.

The result is a family home where they raised their two kids, now in their 20s. "I wake up and look at Middle Harbour. You never know what you're going to see, sailing races and so much activity."

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has space for two cars and bi-fold doors open up to a terrace ideal for entertaining. Ivan retired from running his indoor playground business last March and the couple are looking to downsize but stay in the northern beaches.

FAMILY LIVING: 45 Edgecliffe Esplanade, Seaforth.

FAMILY LIVING: 45 Edgecliffe Esplanade, Seaforth.

It last traded in 2006 for $1.85 million and is now up for auction on 20 February, listed through Jordan Galpin of Clarke & Humel Manly with a price guide of $4.5 to $4.95 million.

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