PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

Northern beaches housing market not getting any cooler

On the market: from farms to beachside pads

Stylish in Seaforth

Luke Salter and his wife Stephanie and their two young daughters are offloading 27 Macmillan Street, Seaforth as they are relocating to Melbourne. The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home features multiple living spaces and has been home to the couple and their two daughters, aged two and four. "For us, the clincher was the indoor/outdoor living from the downstairs area to the pool," says Luke, who works in investment banking. "You can cook in the kitchen and watch the kids play. It's also completely private because of the established gardens. With the hedges, you don't even know your neighbours are there. It feels like you're living in your own private resort."

PICTURE PERFECT: 27 Macmillan Street, Seaforth.

PICTURE PERFECT: 27 Macmillan Street, Seaforth.

It also features a pool and outdoor shower. "It's one of my favourite things," says Luke. "We use it a lot especially coming back from the beach; we often go to Manly or Freshie or Curl Curl."

It's up for auction on April 17 through Maria Cassarino of Stone Real Estate, with a guide of $3.9 million.

Bang on the beachfront

STYLISH UNIT: 48/20 Bonner Avenue, Manly.

STYLISH UNIT: 48/20 Bonner Avenue, Manly.

Smack bang on the beachfront, 48/20 Bonner Avenue, Manly is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with one car space that's set to appeal to those who want a lifestyle that centres around the sand and surf. Jessie Glew purchased the property four years ago when it was still in its original condition. "At the time, it had 1970s wallpaper and carpet," says Jessie, who has since put her stylish stamp on it. This includes salvaging timber from the old Arnott's biscuit factory in Strathfield to use as a feature wall, as well as using it in a bar-style bench by the window. "My partner Dean likes to sit there with a beer and look at the view," she says.

Both keen surfers, it's been an ideal location for its proximity to the waves. "We love sitting on the balcony most evenings, having dinner. The views are incredible and it's great being so close to everything."

It's listed for auction on April 24 through Michael Clarke from Clarke & Humel, with a guide of $3,300,000 to $3,630,000.

Hamptons haven

Trent and Jess Mockford moved into 48 The Avenue, Newport eight years ago and have brought up their three daughters, aged seven to 11, in the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home, which has space for two cars. This Hamptons-style property has views over Pittwater, a saltwater infinity pool and direct access to the water's edge on title. Trent, who works in insurance broking, says it's been a handy spot to launch his standup paddle board into the water.

"My favourite spot in the home is the back deck," he says. "The westerly sunsets are great and it's nice overlooking the pool and Pittwater." With multiple indoor living spaces, it also has a pergola-covered outdoor area with deck. Not to mention the "in law" accommodation in the form of a quaint backyard cabin.

WATER ACCESS: 48 The Avenue, Newport.

WATER ACCESS: 48 The Avenue, Newport.

In addition to the picturesque home, Trent says the position of the property is a winner. "It's a cul de sac and the kids just run free out the front. No one comes down it so it's easy to have a street party. The neighbours are great. But the best thing is that there is a real rural vibe around here. When you're sitting out the front you just see rolling hills - and you're in Newport."

It's set for auction on April 17 through Andrew Lutze of Cunninghams Balgowlah with a price guide of $3.3 to $3.6 million.

Farm on the beaches

GRASS IS GREENER: 7 Morgan Road Belrose.

GRASS IS GREENER: 7 Morgan Road Belrose.

There's no lack of space at 7 Morgan Road, Belrose, with 7,000 square metres. Owners Yasemin and Merich Selvi have lived there for the past three years with their four kids. "We were attracted to this place because it felt like we were in the Hunter Valley, but we were still on the northern beaches where we have access to everything," says Yasemin. "It's been a great place for our Labrador, and we got chickens so the kids collect fresh eggs every day. We also have bees and we collect the honey."

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has space for a whopping 10 cars. It also features equestrian facilities, stables, north facing views and a huge pool. "The pool is so big that we taught our eight year old how to kayak in there," says Yasemin.

For sale through Mark Novak from Novak Properties, with a guide of $5.5 to $6 million.

Make your mark

With expansive ocean views and multiple terraces, 12 Graylind Close in Collaroy is up for grabs. Owner Gary Gharakhanian says: "It's got grandstand panoramic views spanning from Manly to the Central Coast. This will appeal to builders, developers, flippers and seasoned renovators - anyone who wants an amazing view at a reasonably good price."

BRING IT HOME: 12 Graylind Close, Collaroy.

BRING IT HOME: 12 Graylind Close, Collaroy.

Because there's some tiling still to do, Gary says there is an affordable price tag on the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home with space for two cars. It also has a separate flat with kitchenette. Gary's been living there with his wife, mum and daughter. It's sheduled for auction May 1 through Ben Spackman of Raine & Horne Mona Vale with a guide of $3.5 million.