71 Freyburg Street, New Lambton 2305
4 bed 3 bath 1 car
SOLD $2.15 million
It attracted 63 genuine enquiries and sold for $150,000 more than its asking price – all in less than a week.
A sought-after suburb and a home its agent says presents with such a high level of detail “you don’t often see”.
What happens when experienced renovators put their heart and soul into the transformation of a home but then must move on? You have a property that all those who inspect, want to own.
And, that’s what happened when 71 Freyburg Street hit the market last month.
Purchased two years ago the property had undergone a transformation with no effort or expense spared.
Originally drawn to the home’s design and established gardens, the owners say it was a renovation that just kept growing.
At its completion the pair (who preferred not to include their details) had added an extension that can be used as a granny flat, home office, studio or additional bedroom.
“The scope ended up getting bigger and bigger the more we fell in love with the home,” they said.
“We could tell the previous owners had put a lot of love into the property and we wanted to pay respects to the garden and outdoor spaces.”
As six months turned into 12, they discovered more aspects to appreciate on the property, describing it as a “hidden oasis”.
“[It’s] very private with statues, secret pathways and friendly water dragons. We felt as if the gardens were enchanted, and we wanted to retain that as much as possible.”
Their favourite features are ones they hope the new owners will appreciate.
“We love that we were able to repurpose the existing landscaping bricks.
“We made sure that there is a large amount of storage, especially in the kitchen, laundry as well as great attic storage.
“The feature that we are constantly in awe of is the large stag horns in the trees all around the home. We believe some could be 30 or more years old and compliment the advanced palm grove, tree ferns and colourful bromeliads.
“The large grass tree is the garden central piece around which the entire extension was designed.”
Indoors the magic continues, with a unique kitchen splashback that is hard to ignore.
“It was a bold choice, and we love that it connects the inside to the advanced garden outside.”
Brass fixtures, crisp white paint, panelling, high windows, tall ceilings – there’s a reason why this home broke the street record in this sale.
AGENT: Todd Mason, McGrath
The median house price in New Lambton is $1.135 million (Oct 2022) – that’s up a massive 24% since this time last year.
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