Old meets new — 4 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest.
IF YOU were hoping to buy a property to put under the Christmas tree, you have left your run a bit late, unless you are savvy enough to negotiate a quick settlement.
But it’s not too late to be into your new house for summer, and with 45 properties set to go under the hammer on the northern beaches this weekend, there is still lots to choose from.
One of the first properties to go up for auction on Saturday is a striking family home at 4 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest.
The four-bedroom house is a unique mix of old and new, which includes the original double-brick cottage, renovated, and a thoroughly modern addition to add more living spaces and accommodation.
The modern kitchen.
Outdoor living at its best.
Karen Terry, of McGrath Forestville, said buyers were loving the design of the home, and it is expected to sell well at the auction, which starts at 9am on-site. The property has a price guide of $1.45 million.
“It is an architect’s own home so the attention to detail and the design are amazing,” she said.
“It’s a real mix of older style and new, and they were really well together.”
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The home is set on a level 750sqm block and has been designed to maximise natural light and outdoor flow, while preserving some of the home’s endearing, original features, like high pattered ceilings and picture rails.
A hallway off the entry connects the original cottage to the modern extension, which provides a large stone kitchen with island bench, and massive open plan living/dining space, connecting with two decks with custom-built seating.
Classic features in the bedroom.
Open plan living.
With a prime north-to-rear aspect, the child-friendly level lawn area is secure and ideal for pets, as well as offering space for a pool.
Other features include spotted gum timber floors, airconditioning, commercial glazed windows, gated driveway, and off-street parking.
It is well located close to city buses, Glenrose Village and Forestway Shopping Centre.
Ms Terry said there was strong interest in the home from north shire buyers, particularly from Mosman, Cammeray and Chatswood.
“It’s a great family home,” she said.