Land and luxury at 331 Grono Farm Rd in Wilberforce.
WHILE many house hunters love the convenience of living close to the city, there are also those who want the opposite, choosing to enjoy the peace and quiet offered by large acreage properties.
Apart from the obvious benefit of having more room to move, acreage properties are some of the most luxurious and offer a private lifestyle.
Properties often include resort-like swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, cavernous living spaces, tiered cinemas and equestrian paddocks.
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The majority of the properties are in the Hills District and Western Sydney, where there is more land to create grand properties of this scale.
Suburbs like Dural, Kenthurst, Denham Court and Glenhaven are hot spots for large estates on big plots of land.
Moncur Estate in Dural recently sold for $10.85 million, breaking the suburb record. Other big recent sales included a nearby home at 3 Dural Downs Way, which sold for $3.785 million, as well as 42 Neich Rd in Maraylya which sold for $3.55 million.
There is a range of acreage properties currently on the market that tick all of the boxes in terms of block size, luxury inclusions and privacy.
On the Hawkesbury River at Wilberforce, a six-bedroom homestead with character features and modern updates is on the market for $4 million.
A rare offering in Dural is also up for grabs and includes two large properties on more than 2ha of land.
Finally, a five-bedroom house in Dural has a library, pool, tennis court and cinema room. LJ Hooker’s Steven Ford said places like Dural gave buyers close amenities but also a rural feel.
12 Laurie Rd, Dural
Just one of the homes of the large property.
In one of Dural’s most prestigious locations, this estate includes two large homes and a separate one-bedroom apartment on five-and-a-half acres (2.2ha). Both properties have high-quality finishes, including hardwood floors and pure wool carpets, while there is a saltwater swimming pool and koi pond also included.
An outdoor barbecue and dining area.
Cathedral windows, crystal chandeliers, log fires and Smeg appliances are just some of the other features. Mechlenne Douaihy of Merc Real Estate is selling the property with a price guide of $3.5 million to $3.85 million.
27 Sagars Rd, Dural
No. 27 Sagars Rd in Dural is an entertainer’s dream.
This home has it all in terms of entertainment, with a purpose- built cinema, tennis court and pool plus pergola. The house itself has five-bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, two of which have ensuites.
The awesome cinema room.
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There is French oak timber flooring and new carpet, as well as a library, home office, private guest accommodation and manicured gardens. Steven Ford and William Brush of LJ Hooker-Dural are selling the house with a price guide of $4.395 million to $4.495 million.
331 Grono Farm Rd, Wilberforce
No. 331 Grono Farm Rd in Wilberforce has a price guide of $4 million.
This double-brick homestead on 10.6 hectares of land has been built to the highest quality, with elegant landscaping, a handcrafted staircase, ironbark floorboards and recycled materials throughout. There is also a lagoon and access to the Hawkesbury River. Robbie Dunn of Starr Partners-North Richmond is selling the house with a guide of $4 million.
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