Transformed Tudor-style home is state’s most viewed property
A spruced up 1950s abode set on a sprawling northern beaches site is proving a hit with buyers.
And with just one quick glance at this Avalon Beach stunner, it is easy to see why it generated the highest number of online clicks across the state this week on realestate.com.au — a month after it first hit the market.
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Ideal for buyers wanting the right mix of luxury and laid-back living, the refreshed five-bedder is tucked away beyond tropical foliage and has resort-style features.
It also takes up an impressive rear portion of its 2345 sqm parcel of land along Ruskin Rowe — one of the suburb’s most desirable addresses.
But what sets it apart from others is the way it has been transformed over the past few years.
“The footprint has remained as it always was but the owners have given it a huge cosmetic upgrade and the level of finish is outstanding,” listing agent Peter Robinson from LJ Hooker Palm Beach said.
“The inquiry has been immense; we have had roughly 50 to 60 inspections and there are a number of interested groups, three with contracts already issued,” Mr Robinson said.
The current owners are Reece and Sian Wooldridge, who founded the local PILA Group, which makes and supplies goalposts and flag poles.
The couple, who have lived in the home with their children, recently told the Manly Daily their renovations were a “labour of love,” inspired by the Hamptons style with a beaches feel.
White French doors, hardwood American Oak timber floors and exposed beams are among its many new highlight features.
While its bedrooms, living spaces, cabana and pool area are spread out, they all seem interconnected with a seamless flow.
This is one of the reasons the property has attracted a mix of buyers, according to Mr Robinson.
“We are seeing a split between permanent home buyers and quite a large number of people looking at buying it as a part-time holiday house.
“Those looking to move in are coming from both the local area and north shore suburbs, but the holiday home seekers are coming from the eastern suburbs — you don’t get the same amount of land and space you get along Ruskin Rowe over in the east.”
Other standout aspects of the home include the self-contained apartment, a family room with a wood burner fireplace, and the expansive country-style kitchen which features marble bench tops, a central island, hidden fridge freezers, and a custom-made oven imported from France.
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The lavish property was scheduled to go under the hammer but was pulled from the auction campaign, as buyers have requested time to get their finances in order.
Mr Robinson said it was common for such prestigious properties to take a few months to change hands.
The home still has a $4.9 million price guide, which is almost three times the suburb’s current median house price.