Buyer keen to secure luxury listing before its auction day

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Buyers loved the resort feel of this property

It looks like a tropical resort but the buyer of this Dural property didn’t switch into holiday mode when it came to negotiating the sale of this luxury estate.

The property at 4 Durham Close was snapped up early for around $4m well ahead of its schedule through LJ Hooker Dural.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, it is the most expensive disclosed sale in the semirural suburb this year and the second highest recorded in the Hills.

The cabana and lagoon style pool

There were more than 50 enquiries on the property, 35 inspections and a number of contracts issued during its month on the market.

“The buyer fell in love with the home and they wanted to secure it early,” said agent Peter Colusso.

“We didn’t expect it to sell so fast and while in hindsight it is easy to be positive — we did list the home the week before the Federal election. The outcome of the election was a contributing factor for both the vendor and the purchaser.”

The property has a island resort feel

The 2ha property features a cascading waterfall, mature palm trees, Koi filled ponds and beautiful lawns, creating an incredibly tranquil backyard that feels like an island resort.

Positioned at the edge of the saltwater pool is a thatched roof cabana with a fully equipped

Teppanyaki kitchen and enough space to accommodate a large dining table. There is also a floodlit tennis court.

The home has a grand staircase

“When you walk out into the backyard you just feel you are in the resort — it doesn’t feel like Dural,” Mr Colusso said.

“People want their own private estate — there is demand for lifestyle properties especially at the $4m price range.

“Dural is seen as a lifestyle area and people come here for the tranquality, the privacy, the open space.”

The opulent five bedroom residence is securely positioned behind a stone wall with an automated gated entry. The driveway curves around a large pond at the front of the property which is framed by beautiful hedging and with a stunning bushland backdrop.

Large windows capture the north to rear views stretching out over the property from every angle.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, the most expensive home to sell in The Hills this year is 6 Gilmour Close, Glenhaven which fetched $8.8m in January.

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