Glenhaven property has space for a cricket pitch and team of fielders
Looking for the ideal backyard for your own Ashes series this summer? This Glenhaven property, set on a beautiful 4,187 sqm parcel of land, has more than enough space to create the perfect pitch.
The contemporary residence at 17 Ferncliffe Rd is an idyllic escape for families wanting space but without having to relocate to the Hills’ semirural fringes.
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It is just a six minute drive to the newly opened Showground train station, yet feels incredibly far from typical suburban living.
The property, which is set to be auctioned next month, has been listed with a price guide of $2.195m.
“This is a unique land holding in Glenhaven offering a traditional one acre — most of which is usable with a huge level grass area and pool,” said agent Michael Roberts from Louis Carr Real Estate.
The home is positioned behind a gated entry with sprawling frontage and surrounded by resort style gardens.
Inside, the light-filled interior has been extensively renovated featuring polished floor boards, a neutral colour scheme and the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living.
Sliding doors at the rear of the home not only frame the private and leafy outlook but slide back to reveal a fantastic hardwood deck.
This is a great spot for entertaining with an outdoor kitchen, barbecue and enough room for a lounge as well as alfresco dining. It is also fitted with an outdoor fan and strip heaters allowing the space to be used year round.
The deck overlooks what can be described as the ultimate backyard for youngsters. There is a giant sized 17m salt water swimming pool, a playground and rolling lawns that are ideal for any game.
A striking palm tree and manicured hedging add to the tranquil feel of the landscaped gardens. Completing the space is a chicken coop, a vegetable patch and even a relaxing sauna.
A servery window in the modern kitchen connects to the deck allowing platters and drinks to be passed back and forward when entertaining. Those who love to cook will enjoy the food preparation space on offer plus the huge amount of storage in the walk-in pantry. The kitchen also features stone counter tops and gas cooking.
All five bedrooms are located on the first floor of the home. Parents won’t want to leave their master retreat which includes a lavish ensuite with freestanding soaker tub and stylish louvre windows.
The property, which is zoned for Samuel Gilbert Public School and Castle Hill High School, is a two-minute drive to the Knightsbridge Shopping Centre.