It's pretty special to wake up and watch the sunrise over the ocean without even leaving your bed. That's what Trisha Noakes has been used to for the past 21 years at 84 Queenscliff Road, Queenscliff. However, now planning to move closer to family, she has put her four-bedroom, four-bathroom home on the market. "When we first bought the house, downstairs was a self-contained flat but, with three teenagers, we opened that up to make a big home," she says. "Since the kids have grown up and left, we've turned it back into a self-contained area separated by a lockable door, so there is an opportunity to rent it out."
With a heated saltwater pool and expansive balcony, Trisha says nothing beats the view. "We can sit on the balcony and have lunch with friends and, because we're up high, no one can look in. It's very private."
It's scheduled for auction on October 16 through Anita Wildash of Cunninghams with a guide of $6 million.
This cracker of a house at 60 Hudson Parade, Avalon Beach was built in 1990 as a weekender. According to LJ Hooker Avalon Beach's David Watson, the owner commissioned acclaimed architect Bruce Rickard with a brief to make the home look and feel as if it had grown out of the site.
Watson says: "Once it was complete, the owner loved it so much, she moved into it full time." While the house is still in original condition, Watson says it's "immaculate". Design-lovers can step back in time and appreciate the iconic modernist architecture. While many waterfront homes on Hudson Parade have great views, they also come with steep blocks.
However, this property has very easy access to the water. And while the majority of homes here face west towards Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, David says: "It's in a bit of a bay, so it faces north and looks towards Lion Island. You get a very big view."
It's for sale by private treaty with a guide of $7.8 to $8.4 million.
Stone's throw to beach
Avid surfer and chemist owner Cam Davies and his wife Rebecca knew that 6 The Boulevarde, Newport was ideal for their family's love of the beach. "We're a passionate surfing family," says Cam, father to three kids aged 11 to 15. "And this house is a 30-second walk to the beach, and a 30-second walk to the shops, restaurants and supermarket. You just can't beat the location."
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is also next to a small park. "There's no play equipment there and no one ever uses it, so it's like your own private park."
Since moving in five years ago, they have installed a pool, fireplace and undertaken minor renovations. It has a family room, study nook, covered rear deck and built-in BBQ.
It's up for auction on October 30 through James Baker of McGrath Pittwater with a guide of $4.8 million.
Your own resort
The six-bedroom, six-bathroom home at 5 Wexford Place, Killarney Heights could be mistaken for a boutique hotel. It's been home to Daniel Littlepage and Josh Gates, who both work in the tech industry, for four-and-a-half years.
Daniel says: "It's actually been a great place to be during lockdown. There is a Balinese type of cabana by the pool, a great sound system and we can sit out there and watch sport. It's so versatile and, with the bamboo and tropical gardens, it makes you feel like you're overseas."
With multiple living spaces, it also has a cinema, office, underfloor heating and is situated on 1056sqm.
It's scheduled for auction October 22 through Andrew Lutze of Cunninghams with a guide of $4.2 million.
Fairlight family home
When Nick Evans and his wife Caroline bought 71 Fairlight Street, Fairlight almost three years ago, they embarked on a major renovation that has resulted in a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home for the couple and their three girls, aged three to six.
"We are both passionate about design so we spent a lot of time working out the best way to change the home so that we could have several zones for the family," says Nick. "It's such a great location because it's in a cul de sac and is so close to the beaches of Manly and Fairlight."
The home is also ideal for entertaining. It has a butler's pantry and is designed so that the dining, lounge and kitchen connect seamlessly to the wraparound balcony.
Nick says: "In the evenings, you can just watch the boats go by, have a glass of bubbles and just sip the night away."
t's now up for auction on October 23 through Mark Connor of Cunninghams with a guide of $5.75 million.
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