Resort-style Kurraba Point home with a waterfront tennis court
The first hint that spring selling fever is about to boost dwindling property stock on the lower north shore arrived this week with some fresh luxury listings.
Among them is something you rarely see — let alone have the chance to buy. Because you will need at least $20 million in your back pocket.
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Welcome to the house of fun
The luxury deep waterfront home is well deserving of its ‘resort-style’ moniker. In addition to a sumptuous five-bedroom, six-bathroom home, it has a pool with spa, boatshed, boathouse, jetty and boat ramp, and a waterfront tennis court.
It might seem extravagant, and it certainly fits the title of trophy home when it comes to the $20 million price guide.
But ask owner Marcia Raheb and she will tell you it is a big, beautiful home, with a big heart and lashings of soul.
“It is just a lovely, homely home,” she said.
And if you need convincing it is anything but that to her husband and their three children, wait until you hear how useful the tennis court has been.
“We have had parties there and the neighbours come over to play tennis,” Ms Raheb said.
“Our youngest son (now aged 13) learned to play tennis by hitting the ball against the wall at the back of the court. Now he is playing in the As for tennis and has won many trophies already.”
The family have called 19 Shellcove Rd, Kurraba Point, home for the past 14 years. But with only one of their three children still living at home, the time has come to downsize.
“It’s ready for another family to come in,” Ms Raheb said.
“We have a 17-year age gap between our youngest and our oldest so we needed a home which was child friendly but where everyone could have their space.
“This home has been perfect for us. It’s big and friendly and it’s been a beautiful family home for us.”
While the couple haven’t done anything structurally to the property, they have given the home plenty of cosmetic love, including a new kitchen, new floors and updates over the years.
The location is amazing — with spectacular, 180-degree water views and a block of 1567sqm, it offers privacy and space.
The open interiors are filled with light thanks to the vast glass walls, which also serve to frame the magnificent views and flow out onto a Travertine terrace, level lawns and separate tennis pavilion with kitchenette and bathroom.
And if you absolutely must leave this piece of paradise — the ferry wharf is a few minutes’ walk away, while the CBD, Neutral Bay and Mosman are within easy reach.
Scott Thornton, of The Agency North, said the home was a rare find. He said there was interest in the property even before it hit the market this week — a true reflection of the pent-up buyer demand for prestige property on the lower north shore.
He said the interest so far was coming from locals and one ex-pat from the UK.
Adam Ross, of Knight Frank, is a co-agent on the property, which is being sold via an expressions of interest campaign, closing on October 1.
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