The King family at their Ernest St home with its big back yard.
Ernest St, in Balgowlah Heights, is the most popular address on the northern beaches according to the REA Group.
The data group crunched the online viewing numbers over the last three years for Sydney streets where there had been more than 10 sales. Ernest St, running west to east in the middle of the suburb, topped the list for the northern beaches with more online property views than any other address.
Oliver and Louise King aren’t at all surprised that Ernest St is so popular. They have loved the quiet street and being so close to the local primary school, Clontarf Beach, North Harbour Reserve, shops and buses into the CBD.
The number one house in the number one street.
They bought a three-bedroom house at number 1 Ernest St with a large backyard that also borders a reserve and they love the district views courtesy of being on the high side of the street. The mid-century house is on 910sqm of land with a deep back yard. The house faces north and is on the high side of this sought-after street. It is now for sale going to auction on Saturday December 1, with a price guide of $2.7 million.
Mid-century magic in Balgowlah Heights.
Beautiful old timber floors and a stone fireplace.
The Kings liked the style of the property but were a bit bemused when the previous owners left them a rake to brush the shagpile carpet. They later discovered lovely hardwood floors underneath and set about renovating.
“The house had green ceilings, pink walls and a nautical blue bathroom!
“We’ve renovated every room. We fitted all the bedrooms with modern built in wardrobes, stripped back hardwood floors, installed a new kitchen, new bathroom, new doors throughout and landscaped the garden,” Mr King said.
a children’s wonderland and lovely spot to entertain.
The enclosed back garden has been a favourite spot and is big enough for a large trampoline, cubby house and swings and still there is room for a game of soccer.
The couple admit they indulged with the bathroom with floor to ceiling limestone tiles and a glass screen walk-in shower. The large stone bath takes all three children and has meant bathtimes are fun.
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The Kings said the home is excellent for families, but would equally suit couples who are keen gardeners and love peace and quiet in the expanse of their own garden that attracts native birds.
“We’re reluctant sellers as the house has been fantastic, but as we have parents visiting from overseas each year we need an extra bedroom to accommodate them,” Mr King said.