8 March 2024

Once in a lifetime mid-century elegance in Thirroul hits the market

| Dione David
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Ocean views at 10-12 Treetop Glen in Thirroul

From its high elevation, through expansive glass and sunken lounges, this property overlooks the ocean. Photo: McGrath.

Billed as a spectacular mid-century ‘Palm Springs-like’ home, it’s safe to say properties like 10-12 Treetop Glen, Thirroul rarely hit the market.

Tucked into the Illawarra escarpment on an almost-1500-sqm block of land, with an elevation bringing in ocean views, the home offers a spectacular outlook and a level of privacy that are more often than not, mutually exclusive.

Aeriel shot at 10-12 Treetop Glen in Thirroul

The single-level home showcases clean lines and a functional approach synonymous with mid-century architecture. Photo: McGrath.

Though the property has only just hit the market, selling agent Vanessa Denison-Pender from McGrath says she’s not surprised that interest has been steady and strong.

“This is a rare property in the Thirroul market,” she says.

“You have a sense of seclusion amongst the trees. It doesn’t feel suburban at all, yet you’re so close to the vibrant Thirroul village, you don’t feel like you’re in Thirroul. It’s like your own private haven with village convenience on your doorstep.”

Designed by highly acclaimed architect Hans Freymadl and local award-winning builder Shane Simpson, this single-level home showcases the clean lines, minimalist aesthetic and functional approach synonymous with mid-century architecture.

The natural beauty surrounding the home is welcomed indoors via oversized sliding glass doors and windows and sunken living areas with breathtaking vistas.

The breeze blocks designed for passive temperature control in all seasons are typical of homes built to withstand desert climates. These complement the established, low-maintenance grounds, decked out in palms, bamboo, succulents, tropicals and dry garden bed plants.

As such, though set on a sizeable block of land, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is very suitable for downsizers or beachside weekenders looking for a high-quality but low-maintenance lifestyle in one of Wollongong’s most prized northern suburbs.


The resort-like outdoor settings are low-maintenance and supremely private. Photo: McGrath.

The rear deck is a haven for entertaining complete with an incredible, imported Finish sauna and tropical plant life.

The home is encircled by a combination of solid timber decking, resort-vibe lighting, lush landscaping and a level grassed lawn with complete privacy, looking out to sea and the majesty of the escarpment.

This all comes together to make the home as perfect for entertaining guests as it does for al fresco dining with a close few or tranquil me-time in the garden.

Breezeway at 10-12 Treetop Glen in Thirroul

Seclusion of this level rarely accompanies spectacular views in prime locations like Thirroul. Photo: McGrath.

Inside, through thoughtful design and aspect, most rooms capture incredible ocean views.

At the heart of the home is a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring sleek cabinetry, fully integrated Miele appliances, a central island with a built-in breakfast bar and a marble-look splashback.

The ensuite to the master bedroom is resort-like, with its luxury walk-in shower and high-end stone tiling alongside the walk-through robe.

Kitchen at 10-12 Treetop Glen in Thirroul

A state-of-the-art kitchen rests at the heart of the home. Photo: McGrath.

Two additional spacious bedrooms include built-in cabinetry and share the second elegant bathroom. The large study could accommodate work-from-home needs or be used as a fourth bedroom.

Other desirable attributes include reverse-cycle air conditioning, heating and cooling throughout the home, and an oversized double-car garage with a workbench and plenty of storage.

Yard at 10-12 Treetop Glen in Thirroul

Though in no need of renovation, there’s plenty of potential for expansion. Photo: McGrath.

Hidden behind elegant sliding gates, no renovation is needed for this gorgeous property.

“It’s an exclusive, high-end property,” Vanessa says. “Nonetheless, there’s plenty of potential to explore on a block of this size if the owners wished.”

The new owners could add another floor to optimise the panoramic views of Thirroul Beach and beyond or capitalise on the expansive double block with an extension, subdivision or development, subject to council approval.

A 20-minute drive to Wollongong CBD and a 75-minute drive to Sydney, number 10-12 Treetop Glen, Thirroul is open for inspection on Saturday 9 March from 2 to 2:30 pm. For more information, or to arrange a private inspection, contact Vanessa Denison-Pender on 0488 443 174.

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