Three waterside Sydney homes aimed at empty nesters


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Four architectural wonders for sale on Pittwater on the northern beaches.

Prominent architect Mark Hurcum has been building homes on the northern beaches for 30 years but his latest cluster of four homes on Newport’s waterfront brings together everything he has learnt over three decades.

“They are the most amazing homes I have every built, the most sophisticated and the easiest to live in,” he said.

Four very different homes have been built in a sheltered pocket on Pittwater, two on the waterfront and two at street level. Mr Hurcum has retained one of the four for himself but the other three are just completed and for sale.



Number 6 Mitala St, Newport, the outdoor kitchen and the Pittwater view.

The waterfront home with boat shed and mooring and 1115sqm of land has a $10 million price guide with expressions of interest closing in September.

The two street homes, both with right of ways to the water and views, each have $5 million prices guides, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and triple garages.

Edgy and sophisticated, 6a Mitala St, Newport.

Wave-like lines and a top-end finish.

Number 6a Mitala St is on 785sqm of land, has a right of way to the water and views of Pittwater. The three to four bedroom home has dramatic curves and an exceptional level of finish. It is being marketed by LJ Hooker Palm Beach.

The second four-bedroom house is 8a Mitala St, it has waterfront access to the four home’s private jetty and the designer home has a flexible floorplan, elevator, zoned airconditioning and heated lap pool. Peter Grant, of Domain Residential, said it is a remarkable home never before seen on Pittwater.

The outdoor kitchen and feature light well at 8a Mitala St, Newport.

Smooth lines at 8a Mitala St, Newport.

Each of the homes have lap pools, internal lifts, are solar-powered with solar hot water, have state of the art fit-outs and are squarely aimed at empty nesters wanting low-maintenance yet luxury living.

“The single biggest luxury is time,” Mr Hurcum said.

“These homes are easy to live in, have a great indoor/outdoor living, privacy and security. We have thought about how you bring in the groceries and do your washing. We want to give owners more time to do what they want, not what they have to do,” he said.

The lap pool and Pittwater view at 6 Mitala St, Newport.

Easy living with a water backdrop from every window.

The deep waterfront property of the four is 6 Mitala St, with its own jetty, mooring berth and boatshed. The house can be configured to a three, four or five-bedroom home, ideal for when family stay plus there is a three-car garage.

The property uses state-of-the-art fibre optics technology for NBN connection, has zoned airconditioning and an external gas kitchen for alfresco dining.


Being so close to the water there are captivating views of Pittwater and the spot is quiet, yet still within easy reach of the shops and restaurants at Newport and south of the Bilgola Bends.

“I didn’t realise until I started to build here what a special and sheltered spot this is,” Mr Hurcum said.

“You are protected from the winds, connected to the peninsula and incredibly private,” he said.

This is concrete, brick and glass with curved timber and stone at its most beautiful.

LJ Hooker Avalon is marketing the waterfront property.

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