Five Resort Homes


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.

Forestville pool.jpg

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. 


Turramurra – Surprise extras (SOLD)


Presenting – 57 Bobbin Head Road, Turramurra (click address for link to Domain)

Major points for the entrance.  Well presented.  Watch you don’t reverse the car too much.
The Upper North Shore has a few elements unique to this part of the city, glorious bush views with multiple entertainment balconies and north facing as well.  One of the big tick boxes in real-estate is a north facing aspect.  Face all your family rooms this way and you’ll enjoy a warm and sunny home.


The lounge, kitchen, dining flow nicely.  It’s not a lofty open space but a nice balance with open and walled rooms.  Are we over the huge combined lounge/ dining/ kitchen?   Nice, clean kitchen – It would never look like this again if I lived here.


This BBQ balcony is the kinder surprise gift of this house.I love an unexpected element, something you would never put in yourself but love if it was mysteriously added, like in a renovation show.  A BBQ balcony with three wine fridges?  hello boozy parties at home.  Pick the herbs right next to the bbq and no dirty dishes come into the house courtesy of a sink and is that a dishwasher at the end ?  so thoughtful.


Normal looking lounge, but great outdoor views.  Good clean blinds.  Looks of well thought out elements in this home.  Has it been styled or are they stylish? I think the latter.


The loungey balcony.  Wonder how they keep the mozzies under control?  do they have one of those zapper things like at the kebab shop? Is that screen hiding something?  maybe the neighbours are too close.


More outdoor space.  This cabana is perfect, just missing a pool or spa.  It faces north and would be perfect in the cooler months for capturing sun. The pre-schooler will fall off the sides, actually I would fall off the side after a few drinky poos.  Did Kuringai council approve that ?


Bit of grass, always get us excited as the kids can play ‘rolling disease’ on it.  Superb almost uninterrupted wall of bush  All you need is the sound of currawongs and cockatoos and its bush in the city.   Must ask if bush burn-back is up to date, oh and if insurance covers bushfire.  

This is the best house of the week.

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