THERE is no need to just sing in the shower at this home in Dural, the property comes with its very own karaoke room.
This ultimate party space has a stage, flashing coloured disco lights, projection screen and even a disco ball. It is located underneath the sprawling six-bedroom residence providing some sound proofing for songs to be belted out.
“I was amazed the first time I went down there — I haven’t seen a property with a karaoke room before and I have been working in the area for 20 years,’’ said agent Dean Venables from Century 21-Dural.
“We’ve just had our first open inspection and it was a nice surprise for buyers — their reaction was very positive as they could see it as space that their teenagers would use for parties.”
The 2ha estate, located at 2 San Remo Place, also has its own putting green, a championship-sized tennis court and shares a portion of a large lake at the rear of the estate. It is expected to sell in excess of $4.5 million.
Accessed via a landscaped circular driveway, the recently renovated property is currently earning between $1000 to $2800 as a weekender on AirBnB depending on the number of guests. It has proven very popular with tourists visiting from China and Hong Kong.
Inside, it is filled with intricate hand-carved Asian furniture including a spectacular archway leading to the formal dining room.
Described as “royal oriental decorations”, the pieces can also be negotiated as part of the sale.
The karaoke room has space for a billiard table. It adjoins a cellar with a wine-tasting area.
Outside is a covered entertainment zone with a barbecue area overlooking the parklike grounds.
The estate includes a granny flat. The only feature missing is a pool, but there is plenty of space to add one subject to council approval.
“It really is something different, it is quirky and there are some buyers who may want to keep it as a weekender,” Mr Venables said. “It has very good income from it — so it is a good investment if you keep doing that.”
The estate, which is surrounded by other luxury residences, is a 10-minute drive from the upcoming Cherrybrook train station.
Its corner block position with 100m frontage to Galston Rd offers potential for future capital growth and possible development.
“The land is unique because of its current proximity to local schools, shops and medical centre,” Mr Venables said. “The block is flat, wide and all usable which makes it more attractive and suits a lot of buyers whereas many acreages are in the Hills are sloping.’’