Wheelers Hill castle made of sand could whip up storm of buyers


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The architect designed home in the Wheelers Hill ‘Golden Mile’.

It’s the type of house you could picture early 2000s dance producer Darude creating his characteristic hooks in.

Architect designed, and landscaped by Gardening Australia presenter John Patrick, 9-11 Lum Rd, Wheelers Hill is creating a storm of activity after recently being listed for $5-$5.5 million.

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The five-bedroom home is built out of Gosford sandstone.

Renowned landscape architect John Patrick did the gardens.

Built out of Gosford sandstone in 2005, the unique property would be the highest priced residential property in the suburb for the year should it reach the listed range, beating the $4.3 million paid for 3 Fairview Ave in March.

The street benchmark belongs to 37-47 Lum Rd, which cost $7,158,888 in July 2016, and the suburb record is held by 22 Coniston Drive at $10.45 million, sold in 2015.

Harcourts Judd White director Dexter Prack said the landscape gardening at the property was “some of the best I’ve ever seen”.

“I don’t think there’s too many sandstone-sculpted homes in the area — to me, it was ahead of its time in 2005 with the design,” Mr Prack said.

“The big thing about it is that it’s part of the ‘Golden Mile’ — probably one of the most glamorous on the strip.”

The bright open kitchen includes double ovens and in-built fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

The property has a price guide of $5-$5.5 million.

A spacious cellar in the basement.

Multiple outdoor entertaining areas, Japanese and Mediterranean-inspired gardens, a tennis court and decks or balconies for every bedroom are some of the grand additions at the house.

With their kids now grown up, the vendors planned to downsize into the inner-city, Mr Prack said.

“It’s going to go to someone who wants something a bit special that can be instilled in suburbia but feel like they’re in the country,” he said.

“It’s a real lifestyle home.”

Sandstone features throughout multiple living zones.

Ironbark floorboards run inside the home.

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