Buyers looking for a country lifestyle on Sydney’s doorstop
Lifestyle properties continue to be in demand in Sydney’s Hills district with a picturesque acreage at Galston selling for around its asking price of $3.295m.
The estate at 12 Radnor Rd, which is set on a cleared 2ha parcel of land, also attracted strong interest from buyers looking for paddocks to keep horses.
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Agent Will Hampson said the homestead had been custom built for the vendors 15 years ago and features a separate double garage with loft and a self-contained cabana overlooking an in-ground pool with spa.
“It is rare to see a home of this calibre in that $3m price point in Galston which made it popular,” he said.
“It just has these beautiful vistas and being tree-lined with hedging it is also very private.”
The residence, which is less than a 10-miunte drive to the local shopping village and primary school, has a distinct rustic style.
There is a huge family room with high ceilings, polished floor boards, cedar framed slash style windows and a traditional wrought iron fireplace.
It adjoins the country style kitchen with freestanding cooker, display cabinets and stone bench tops. On the upper level of the home, there is an additional living area/gym plus the parents retreat with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.
French doors open up to a covered verandah with views out of the property.
According to CoreLogic RP Data, it is the second highest disclosed sale in Galston this year. In February, a five bedroom country manor at 12 Bayfield Rd sold for $3.6m.
House prices in the semirural suburb have remained steady during the past quarter, with the median value now at $1.36m.
The suburb, which is made up of both residential and acreage estates, recorded 29 sales in the 12 months ending in April. However, prices fell nine per cent during this time period.
The market has picked up in recent weeks with a number of sales including 31a Hakea Crescent, a four bedroom contemporary home on a 581sqm residential block which sold for $1.575m. Also selling 41 Knights Rd, a four bedroom home on a 2ha estate, which fetched $1.83m.
Galston is a 20 minute drive to both the newly opened Castle Hill and Cherrybrook train stations and is the same distance through Galston Gorge to Hornsby.
Mr Hampson said lifestyle is a major drawcard for families looking for acreage living in The Hills.
The property had been inspected by potential buyers from Strathfield, Bondi and Killara, however, was purchased by a family looking to relocate from nearby Dural.
“It is a great property for entertaining with the pool and heated spa, the vendors have enjpoyed it for many years and the buyer will too,” Mr Hampson said.