Fresh to the market in Sydney is a Cape Cod style home with American oak flooring and a very intriguing US name.
Mooncusser is the name of land-based pirate from the region of Cape Cod in the US who would lure ships onto the rocks to plunder everything on board. It is also the name given to one of the few absolute beachfront homes on Sydney’s northern beaches.
The back gate of Mooncusser, at Ocean Grove in Collaroy, opens to the sandy beach and the ocean. The luxury home has gun barrel views of the sea, an 18m frontage to the beach and its own private boardwalk onto the sand.
The architect-designed Cape Cod meets the Hamptons property is also on a level 708sqm of land in the coveted Collaroy Basin area where a string of multimillion-dollar homes have traded recently. It is believed Mooncusser has guide in double digits and expressions of interest close on November 20. When the owners applied to the local council to build a new home they estimated the home would cost about $749,000 to construct.
Agent Brendan Pomponio, of Belle Property Dee Why, said the five-year-old home at Ocean Grove was one of a select few with direct access onto Fishermans Beach beside the Long Reef headland.
“Designed to maximise the world class views and desirable northeast aspect, the home is also set well back from the road embraced by mature landscaping, further enhancing peace and coastal seclusion,” he said.
The two-storey home has versatile living spaces, a restaurant-grade kitchen and three luxury bathrooms. Upstairs is given over to a palatial bedroom suite with its own balcony and ensuite.
There is also an integrated boathouse for surfboards, kayaks and weekend toys.
Inside there are fittings and fixtures sourced from all over the world.
Collaroy Basin is well-known to the locals as being a coveted pocket beside the beach and east of a main road meaning there are no busy roads to cross to get to Fishermans Beach.
There are 220 homes in the basin 14 of which are beachfront and recently homeowners have been playing musical chairs.
The wave of big sales started in June with 9-11 Birdwood Ave trading for $10 million. There then followed a run of sales in Florence Ave with four sales between $6.51 million and $7.5 million. Late October 25 Beach Rd sold for $7.625 million, footy player Matty Johns and his wife Trish are selling in Beach Rd with a $5.5 million guide and a Peter Stutchbury-designed house is for sale, also in Beach Rd, with $15 million expectations.
Check out Mooncusser, you own piece of ocean treasure.