Prime 50 properties in NSW: What’s on trophy dwelling wishlists in 2020

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Justin and Dominique Hind with youngsters Layton and Halley at their dwelling in Watsons Bay, which is up for public sale and in addition on this weekend’s Prime 50 Houses function within the Saturday Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph. Image: Sam Ruttyn


Sydney’s trophy dwelling consumers in 2020 crave waterfronts, iconic harbour views and privateness. Lifts and five-car garages are additionally sizzling.

The managing director of Sotheby’s, Michael Pallier, says top-end consumers have turn into much more lively through the pandemic than earlier than.

“The place you reside has turn into much more treasured,” Pallier stated.

Pallier offered the Level Piper dwelling Edgewater for $95m — Australia’s second-most costly dwelling — final month and stated it had a number of interesting drawcards.

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“It had a uncommon 40m harbour frontage and is in one of many most-prized places in Level Piper, straight in entrance of the Bridge and Opera Home, Pallier stated.

Edgewater is among the properties that made it into the Telegraph’s Prime 50 Houses, a particular function in at present’s Saturday Telegraph and tomorrow’s Sunday Telegraph.

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Edgewater, at 92 Wolseley Highway, Level Piper, offered for $95m final month — the second-most costly home ever offered in Australia — by way of the Sotheby’s managing director, Michael Pallier.


One other home on the listing is the glamorous Watsons Bay trophy dwelling that was as soon as owned by designer Collette Dinnigan.

It has a elevate, pool and superb harbour views.

Present homeowners of the five-bedroom dwelling at 8 Gap Road, co-founders of promoting company WiTH Collective Justin and Dominique Hind, have put it up for public sale with Pallier with a $13m worth information for an October 31 public sale.

They spent greater than $5 million on the renovation.

The Hinds household sits all the way down to breakfast right here 8 Hole Highway Watsons Bay, which is presently up for public sale with a $13m worth information.


The aim was to show the previous Watsons Bay Masonic Corridor into “a very habitable household pleasant dwelling” for his or her younger household, their son, Layton, now 7, and Halley, 5.

They usually say they by no means get sick of both the house’s unimaginable magnificence … or the view.

“The highest storey is superb, with gun-barrel views down the harbour,” Justin Hind stated.

“We begin the day up there, a number of the morning upstairs and the bottom ground is sensible for entertaining and events in summer season.”

Pallier expects the house to promote effectively within the present market, the place top-end actual property is fetching huge costs.

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The harbourfront dwelling ‘Fairwater’ in Double Bay offered for $100m in 2018, making it the most costly home ever offered. The agent was Ken Jacobs of Christies. Image: James Croucher


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In the meantime, Ken Jacobs of Christies Worldwide, who offered the nation’s costliest home, Fairwater in Double Bay, to Atlassian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes for $100m two years in the past and the third-most costly home, Elaine, proper subsequent door to the Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquahar for $71m in 2017 — says status consumers have totally different calls for.

“Each trophy dwelling is exclusive … it’s not nearly them having a view or huge grounds,” Jacobs stated.

“It’s their uniqueness that makes them particular.

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Elaine, on New South Head Highway, Double Bay, offered for $71m in 2017, through Ken Jacobs of Christies. Image: Damian Shaw


“That stated, if I had extra waterfronts with views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera Home I’d be glad like each different agent in Sydney, as a result of there’s a deep market there.”

And shrewd buyers are pouncing now on alternatives to create superb properties of the long run in beautiful places.

On Thursday, main agent and PPD Actual Property principal Alexander Phillips offered a rundown five-bedroom Californian bungalow reverse the seaside on Bronte Rd, Bronte for circa $8.5m.

“It’s been snapped up by a long-term investor who’s going to place tenants in for now,” Phillips stated.

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“Significantly with COVID, top-end consumers are making particular way of life decisions to be on the seaside or near the seaside.”

And the client was ready to pay prime greenback — the value information had been simply $6.75m. However Phillips had 4 bidders preventing over it so he offered it for the unbelievable worth greater than every week forward of the scheduled public sale.

Whereas the present dwelling on the block is fundamental and rundown, the consumers plan to ultimately knock it down and construct their dream dwelling to capitalise on the superb ocean views.

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