John Singleton’s ex-Killcare holiday house sold for record price
Saltwood, the ex-Killcare beach house of millionaire adman John Singleton, has been sold to a Sydney buyer for one of the highest prices ever seen on the Central Coast.
The Express Advocate can exclusively reveal that the property on Beach Drive was sold and exchanged for a record price last week before it was due to go to market.
Negotiated by Belle Property Killcare Principal, Cathy Baker, the vendors were looking for a sale price in excess of $6.5 million and their expectations were met.
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The purchase is a trifecta holiday house sale for Ms Baker, who has sold three weekender’s this year in Wagstaffe, Killcare Heights and Killcare, all within excess of $16 million.
Private chef services, helicopter charters, babysitters, massages and yoga classes are just some of the services that holiday makers can expect when they book a high-end property through Belle Property Killcare.
“The area is transforming into a Palm Beach — we have a lot of high profile clients who come and stay here,” she said.
“People are seeing the congestion in Sydney and travel times to the South Coast and then realising how great things are up here on the coast. And with the NorthConnex coming at the end of the year, ferries to Palm Beach and train connections from Woy Woy, Killcare has become the place of choice.”
Opposite the Killcare Beach carpark and next door to the surf club, the property at 80 Beach Dr was designed for Singo, who purchased the home for a suburb record of $4.25 million at the peak of the market in 2007.
Commissioned by architect Karen Burke, the house was designed to make use of the northeast aspect and prime beach access with high-end finishes, separate living areas and a self-contained studio.
The four-bedroom beauty can now be enjoyed by holiday makers, provided they can afford the $2,000-$2,500 per night price tag.
Ms Baker said that high-end concierge services were very important for her team at Belle due to the calibre of guests and the amount of money they were paying to stay at the luxury holiday houses.
Chef services are available with trendy food spots like the Lucky Bee at Hardy’s Bay, owned by Rupert Noffs and Chef Matty Bennett, who relocated from New York to the Central Coast after seven years of running their own restaurant.
The popular duo are going gang busters with their business, with cook books, publicity deals and possible restaurant expansions on the horizon.
The Saltwood sale price is a 2019 record, as well as an all-time record for a non-beachfront property on the coast.
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It equals the 2011 sale of 22 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal, a glass-filled home on the cliff face overlooking the ocean.
Apart from that, only a double block sale in Terrigal and a beachfront at Wamberal have achieved higher than this in the history of Central Coast residential non-acreage sales.