The house of fun: Bring the family to Bellevue Hill


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The back yard of 69 Bulkara Rd, Bellevue Hill, has a pool, cabana, adventure playground, outdoor dining area and level lawn.

Plenty of properties come with a “resort living” tag, but this Bellevue Hill family home really is the house of fun.

As Ray White Double Bay principal Elliott Placks says of the six-bedroom, four-bathroom home with a double garage at 69 Bulkara Rd: “To be in the Paris end of Bulkara Rd on over 1100 sqm of level land is such a rare find in this little pocket.”

Mr Placks, with colleague Donna Mauthner, have a $10 million price guide ahead of an August 29 auction.

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The 12-metre pool and cabana (above) and the family dining room (below).

You could easily imagine you’re at a Four Seasons or luxury villa in Bali when you’re lying poolside here this summer.

The kids and parents, too, are going to love doing laps in the 12-metre pool and relaxing with a drink on the sun lounge.

The nearby cabana comes with a fully integrated barbecue and wet bar.

And the young ones won’t be bored for a minute, with an adventure playground just down some steps.

The manicured gardens in the front yard (above) and the kitchen (below).

CoreLogic records show the vendors bought the house, which is on a 1168 sqm block, for $6.8 million just after it was built in 2007.

And while it doesn’t have the charm of the circa 1916 Federation mansion ‘Dawn’ two doors away at 73 Bulkara Rd — bought by fund manager Ben Finger for $10,725,000 last November from Jodee Rich’s family — this house is perhaps more practical for a modern eastern suburbs family.

Formal living and dining (above and below).

It certainly has an impressive street facade.

Entry is via sandstone steps alongside manicured lawns fringed with smart box hedges.

The entrance hall, too, is grand with travertine floors, the double-height ceiling, and staircase with ornate wrought-iron balustrade.

And the house doesn’t disappoint further in, with its convenient floorplan.

To the left there’s a formal lounge and dining, with hardwood floors and a Jetmaster gas fire.

To the right, there’s a home office with a bathroom and laundry behind.

The kitchen has Wolf appliances and gas cooking. A rumpus room adjoins the informal living and dining areas, which open to a covered alfresco area.

Upstairs, the master suite has oodles of cupboards in the walk-in-wardrobe and there’s a spa in the ensuite.

The other five bedrooms are convenient to two bathrooms and all bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The home is open for inspection on Wednesdays and Saturdays 1.15pm-2pm.

Contact Mr Placks on 0402 149 917 or Ms Mauthner on 0412 555 727.

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