A freshly completed Hamptons-style beach house just 15 metres from the sand at Wombarra is tipped to set a new sales record for the Northern Illawarra region when it goes under the hammer in February.
Ray White Helensburgh agent Mattias Samuelsson said the sale of 16 Haig Street, Wombarra, offered a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to own a prestige home in a prime position on one of the Illawarra’s most desirable streets.
Mattias holds the sales record for Wombarra after having sold a home in Lawrence Hargrave Drive for an eye-watering $6.31m in April 2021.
He said the Haig Street property could potentially top that price which was achieved during the height of the COVID-19 property boom.
“It certainly wouldn’t surprise me. If any property has a chance of breaking that record, it’s this one,” Mattias said.
“Of all the prestige properties sold on this part of the coastline, this one is in a league of its own. It not only boasts a prime position, it’s a recently completed home with all the bells and whistles.
“I haven’t seen a home of this calibre hit the market in Northern Illawarra.”
He said, because of the unique qualities of the home, there were no other comparable sales to rely on, so the sale price would come down to “whatever the market decides”.
Designed by architect Craig White and built by award-winning local builders Simpson and Co, the five-bedroom home is set over three levels, taking in sweeping views of the Illawarra coastline and escarpment.
The home features a four-car garage and self-contained studio apartment on the lower level with its own bathroom and kitchenette. Impressive open plan living areas and three bedrooms sprawl across the second level, while the entire top level is an exquisite parents retreat with cathedral ceilings, walk-in robes and stunning ensuite.
Mattias said the home captured incredible vistas from every window, with the living areas opening onto a huge deck that runs the entire length of the home and enjoys 220-degree unobstructed ocean views.
“It’s the perfect spot to sit with a morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the horizon and the waves rolling in, or relax with a wine in the evening as the sun sets and the surfers catch the last waves of the day,” he said.
“This covered deck is fantastic for entertaining family and friends at any time of the year, and watching those cracking summer storms rolling in over the ocean is just incredible.”
Located smack bang in the centre of Wombarra Beach, the home has “the best views in the street” and it’s just a short stroll across the road to the sand.
Jump out of bed, walk out on the private upper balcony to check the surf, and within minutes you can be catching your first wave of the day!
“The executive residence offers the absolute best of beachfront living. If you have ever dreamed of living in a luxury beachfront home, this is it,” Mattias said.
“The Hamptons-style home has been perfectly designed and immaculately finished, including all of the high-end features and finishes that you could ever want in a family home.”
Located in a quiet and exclusive cul-de-sac, the home epitomises luxe coastal living, with timber flooring, huge windows and high ceilings. The grand living areas offer the ultimate laid-back lifestyle, with the vaulted lounge room ceiling featuring automated louvre windows to capture the ocean breeze at the rear of the house.
An impressive stone feature fireplace with gas log heating keeps the home cosy in winter, and you can escape the southerly busters in the back tropical garden courtyard and alfresco with escarpment views. The large elevated spa at the rear takes in complete ocean views and is great for afternoon drinks and relaxation year round.
Cook up a storm in the grand coastal-style kitchen with 60 mm stone benchtops, huge island bench and butler’s pantry.
Sitting on an elevated 765 sqm block, the home also features plenty of storage and an underground cellar, while a four-person lift serves all three levels. A nine-kilowatt Fronius and SunPower Performance Solar system will keep the energy bills down.
Mattias said the home had the “wow” factor.
“When you pull up in front of the property, that location is jaw-dropping. It really is something special,” he said.
“Once you walk into the home, you can instantly recognise the quality and the attention that’s gone into every element of the construction. No expense has been spared.”
Wombarra is one of the most popular and exclusive suburbs in Northern Illawarra, with the beach and sea pool on the doorstep and trendy cafes and shops in nearby villages of Coledale and Thirroul.
Having just hit the market as a ‘preview property’ at this stage, Mattias has already had interest from Wollongong residents keen to get their hands on their forever home in a dream location, while Sydneysiders have also shown delight in the chance to own a prestigious seaside retreat.
“I’m excited to be offering it for sale and really excited to see what price it will bring at auction,” he said.