Sunday Creek home with man-made seaside smashes native report

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Quirky bush retreat with man-made beach

The Greco household had been leaping for pleasure after their dwelling went beneath the hammer. Image: Alex Coppel


A regional Victorian dwelling full with a man-made seaside has smashed its native property value report in a weekend public sale hotter than the sand in summer time.

The 250 Smiths Lane, Sunday Creek, rural retreat bought for $1.7m, a whopping $350,000 above expectations.

Set about 83km north of Melbourne’s CBD and designed as a high-end household dwelling removed from the bustle of metropolis visitors, the one-of-a-kind dwelling attracted 5 consumers, although solely three received an opportunity to bid.

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Ray White’s Trish Orrico stated it was a “loopy outcome”.

“We had been undoubtedly not anticipating that,” Ms Orrico stated.

A cheeky $800,000 opening bid, lower than half the house’s eventual sale value, was shortly raised as waves of bids continued and the worth stored swelling even after it was referred to as in the marketplace at $1.35m.

The house’s resort-style pool and lagoon had been a significant attraction for consumers.


Quirky bush retreat with man-made beach

The household plan to swap man-made for the true deal. Image: Alex Coppel


Ultimately, an older couple beat two younger households to the keys.

Ms Orrico stated they meant to make use of the house as a weekend getaway they might get pleasure from with their grandchildren.

Homeowners Alex and Nicole Greco, together with twin daughters Mia and Tahlia, 9, had been celebrating on Saturday night time.

“We cracked open a few champagnes,” Mr Greco stated.

A house theatre was additionally among the many dwelling’s lavish options.


The success was made all of the sweeter given he hadn’t been overly assured of a outcome going into the sale.

“Given the scenario we’re all going by means of, it was a little bit of a punt placing it in the marketplace at this level on this yr,” he stated.

“And it’s not everybody’s cup of tea.”

The principle bed room’s walk-in wardrobe may double as a retail outlet.


The loos had been additionally impressively appointed.


CoreLogic data present the house is now the most costly ever bought in Sunday Creek, gazumping the $980,000 earlier excessive water mark set by a 4.06ha property at 10 Blackwood Courtroom in February.

It’s a wave of endorsement for the distinctive dwelling design Mr Greco, who runs a glass firm, got here up with.

Along with the man-made seaside and accompanying waterfall, the home comes with a powerful wine cellar, function marble wall tiles within the entry and high-end AEG home equipment within the kitchen together with a espresso machine.

A well-stocked wine cellar ensures there’s all the time a very good drop to go along with dinner.


And with a kitchen and eating room this good, you’ll need to entertain — rather a lot.


A customized ensuite, examine set behind sliding barn-style doorways and expansive glazing taking in spectacular rural views had been additionally a part of the image.

There’s even a country self-contained cabin away from the principle home and a dam crammed with yabbies and fish.

Unsurprisingly, Mr Greco stated it will be robust to say goodbye to the 12.98ha property, regardless of plans for a sea-change that will make their man-made beachside life-style a extra pure one.

The home additionally has you coated if you wish to make money working from home.


And if work’s not your factor, you may simply take within the view from very first thing within the morning.


“The serenity and the peace and quiet of dwelling on a rural farm might be what I miss,” Mr Greco stated.

“However the brand new homeowners will love the pool space.”

Regardless of the house’s distinctive design, Ms Orrico stated the outcome was excellent news for owners within the space.

Company may keep within the dwelling’s rustic, fashionable stand-alone cabin.


It’s straightforward to see why consumers had been fast to fall in love with the spectacular handle.


“It’s a report value for that space and it’ll undoubtedly pump up that regional market with tree-changers wanting,” she stated.

Nonetheless, for these on a much bigger block there may be some sense in making their very own seaside over summer time.

“I undoubtedly can be,” Ms Orrico stated.

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