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‘Spectacular’ Merewether home to fetch above $5 million


Nervous and emotional, that’s how the current owners of 39 Hickson Street feel ahead of Saturday’s onsite Merewether auction.

After 20 years at the coveted address the retired couple has decided to move to Sydney and be closer to family, leaving their impressive five-bedroom, three-bathroom architecturally designed home looking for new owners.

In a suburb that easily attracts an average sale price of $2 million, this absolute beachfront touch of luxury is expected to well exceed that figure.

In fact, Belle Property real estate agent Daniel Chalhoub says the ‘spectacular’ property will secure at least two-and-a-half times that amount.

“Everyone who has come to see this property has loved it. It’s a unique home in a unique area and it represents a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“My gut feeling is that it will fetch a price north of $5 million.”

Mr Chalhoub says he currently has three potential purchasers.

“We have both local and overseas buyers registered but there are a few keeping their cards close so we’ll have to just wait and see what the day brings.”

The home itself was designed and built in 2000 by Snell Studio – the architect firm renowned for creating Jules and Guy Sebastian’s Sydney abode.

Spanning two levels and a wine cellar, and boasting a courtyard, deck and living spaces framed with floor-to-ceiling glass, this home is designed to soak up all four seasons.

And its piece de resistance is its view.

“It’s been built from the ground up deliberately placed to capture that view,” Mr Chalhoub says.

“It offers practical living. Our owners say they’ve loved living here and I know they’ll feel quite emotional about it on [Saturday].”  

Note: This property is still for sale – Contact Belle Property real estate agent, Daniel Chalhoub, for enquires.

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