9 Tango Ave, Dee Why. Guide $2.395M. 5 Beds, heated pool, cabana, spa on 863sqm
Why leave the house? Today’s post is focusing on the Home Resort. The lifestyle of a holiday in your own home, minus the mini bar charges. The features needed to qualify for a resort are large open lawned backyard, a pool, with optional spa, open living spaces with that flow to the outdoors, a few palm tress and play equipment for the kiddies. Totes achievable for under the magic $2.5M mark that SFH likes to stick to, although one was a bit over.
First stop this modern with sandstone home in the Northern Beaches.
Here’s the resort bits. According to details the pool is heated, we would ask how eco is that? ideally solar panels. There is an activity centre for each age group from pool, spa, slide, pink cubby house, trampoline and flat lawn for cricket.
31 Judith St Seaforth. 3 beds, pool, rockery, cubby house and lawns. Guide $1.85-1.95M
Sea green in Seaforth. Solar heated pool. Eco-box checked with that information. Here we have a sunny top deck doubling as a viewing platform down to children and wet area. Upstairs is for glass wear and downstairs everything is plastic. Lots of palms and greenery and somedays you can think you are in Port Douglas. How nice.
House only has 3 bedrooms but many living areas so invest in good bunks beds.
63 Ku-Ring-Gai Avenue, Turramurra
The Culture resort. Read a book, mix a martini, have an non-energetic swim between edits of the manuscript and then relax and take in the manicured nature of this park-like home. It’s one of the best streets in the ‘Murra and not a gargantuan federation pile.
The garden and patios areas long for quiet soirees to support local issues or host musical events for the talented offspring.
Let’s enjoy some more outdoor shots.
The inside betrays its mid-century heritage with split-levels and timber panels. Fear not it has been tastefully updated, all except that red kitchen.
Land size is huge, 1524 sqm, so the guide price is higher at $3M. Auction on October 8th.
556 Warringah Road, Forestville. 4 Beds, pool, swing, a few palm trees and an elegant amount of grey & white paint. Guide $1.5M.
Accept that the house is of a high standard and only consider spending on any sound-proofing as its located on a main road.
Garage (to the right) takes up much of the backyard. Consider turning this into a cabana or teenager’s retreat and install a car port.
Looks like solar panels for the pool on the roof.
Elegant, clean, white, up to date interiors. Now that Forestville is on the top of the ‘family friendly’ list you may have to fight even for a main road house.
Final house in this series has just come on the market
404A Mona Vale Road, St Ives. 5 Beds, pool, lots of white and lots of rocks. Guide is $2.5M
Ignore the main road address this compound is set well back from the road.
This is another mid-century home gutted and given the ‘white treatment’ however with the proliferation of blue, brown and white rocks and pebbles it could work as a summer house for The Stark family .
Inside is white themed. White pets only allowed.
The entrance & the outside has that stoney gravity.
Quite a distinctive style this house. From an interior point of view you could easily inject colour inside without much trouble… maybe a bit more medieval with a few fox rugs ?
So there are Five Resort style homes for sale or auction this month. They tend to be on the higher end of the SFH budget of $2.5M, mostly due to land size, although Seaforth and Forestville are good value.
All images courtesy of Domain. All opinions and conclusions are my own. Any experiences or extra information on any of these houses would be welcomed.