Waterfront home snapped up by Sydney buyers looking for a quiet escape
Two Sydney buyers have snapped up incredible waterfront properties, with both sales locked in prior to auction.
Matthew Kidd from Ray White Bensville sold a charming Empire Bay waterfront for $1.7 million and a commanding Daleys Point home with private jetty for $1.64 million.
“Sydney buyers made up the majority of interested buyers in both sales,” he said.
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“Daley’s Point has always been pretty well known as a weekender location, but I think Empire Bay is a little hidden gem.”
The property at 50 Sorrento Rd, Empire Bay was sold in just a few weeks, the lucky buyer from Gordon on Sydney’s north shore.
Originally an old fishing cottage, the vendors completely rebuilt it in 2013.
With views across the Cockle Channel towards Davistown, an open-plan layout blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living.
The 988sqm property includes a kitchen with stone bench tops and high-end appliances, built-in wood fuelled fireplace and a main bedroom with sweeping water views, his and her built-in wardrobes and a luxurious ensuite with private views of the Japanese-inspired courtyard.
“I’ve been in real estate 19 years, and this property blew me away — it is just amazing in terms of the coastal style and northern aspect. It wasn’t flashy, it just has a lovely feel,” Mr Kidd said.
Mr Kidd said that some Sydney buyers were looking for sleepier options to touristy buzz spots Terrigal and Avoca.
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Empire Bay fits the bill with its quiet community and little ferry service to Woy Woy and Saratoga.
Sorrento Rd and Pomona Rd are the most expensive streets in Empire Bay, with the top sale going to an acreage at 6C Pomona Rd, which sold in 2015 for $1.9 million.