31 May 2023

Luxe coastal home with enviable 2500 postcode a tree-top escape from the city

| Katrina Condie
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View of the deck

The kitchen, dining and master bedroom open onto a private sun-drenched terrace overlooking the treetops. Photo’s: Di Jones Illawarra.

It’s pretty unusual to find a large, near-new home within the 2500 postcode, but 23a McKenzie Avenue ticks all the boxes for anyone wanting to live close to the Wollongong CBD.

Close to beaches, parks, schools, and just a ten-minute walk to Wollongong Central shopping centre, this exquisite four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers contemporary living in a convenient location.

Sales agent Josh Kersten from Di Jones Illawarra said the property would be ideal for a young family or professional couple looking for the ideal mix of city and coastal life.

With a price guide of $1,650,000 to $1,800,000, it’s been listed for two weeks, and already Josh has had plenty of interest from would-be buyers seeking a coastal oasis within an easy commute to the city.

“It’s so close to the train station for anyone wanting to move and live close to the beach but keep working in Sydney,” he said.

“We just sold a similar home around the corner that was only on the market for three weeks before it was snapped up by Sydney buyers who wanted to get out of the city but be close to the rail link.”

The centre of Wollongong is becoming highly sought-after, and Josh said to find a luxury home of this size in that location was unusual.

“That little patch there on the outskirts of the city is becoming more and more popular. You can walk to schools and the beach but still be in the 2500 postcode,” he said.

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“As well as being close to everything, you get great views over the city and water views to the east. This home is an unexpected private oasis.”

While location is often at the top of a buyer’s list, this home nestled among the treetops checks all the boxes.

It’s less than three years old and has an expansive floor plan offering contemporary luxury living and entertaining over two levels.

The sleek design is complemented by extensive use of glass, natural elements and soaring ceilings, and Josh said the multiple living areas ensured everyone had their own space and privacy.

“The people we’ve had through have loved the very large floor plan and the layout, with the open plan living and entertaining areas upstairs. That’s been a big attraction,” he said.

A wall of glass in the living area completely opens up, with a seamless dry edge glass balustrade making you feel like you are living among the trees.

The kitchen island creates the perfect meeting place for the family and is completed with a 90 centimetre stainless cooktop and loads of storage. The spacious living, dining and kitchen areas flow onto a sun-drenched alfresco terrace, perfect for entertaining guests year-round.

The four bedrooms are oversized and both upstairs bedrooms boast large ensuites, with the master opening onto the main deck and the second, with access to another balcony, ideal for accommodating guests or lucky teenagers.

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The lower level rumpus room opens up onto a private tiered timber entertainment deck and well proportioned grassed yard with beautiful leafy surrounds.

“Stepping out from the gloriously sun filled interiors, you’ll discover a series of cascading alfresco settings tailored for all-season enjoyment, gazing out across the treetops of the surrounding parks,” Josh said.

An oversized double garage plus further off-street parking with a security driveway gate, means there’s loads of room for cars and all the big boys’ toys.

If privacy, tranquillity and city convenience are what you’re seeking, contact Josh Kersten on 0419 991 500 or Alexander Duncan on 0403 618 988 at Di Jones Illawarra to arrange an inspection at 23a McKenzie Avenue, Wollongong.

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